And the last horse finally crosses the line. Fred Durst has recently admitted that Limp Bizkit may have in fact run its course and may not be able to find relevance in today’s market.
Speaking to Kerrang! Magazine (Via TD), Durst spoke of the 90’s nu-metal outfit as “a moment in time and it’s over”, putting a very fine point on it as he continued to explain, “here’s the deal: say in 2000, there were 35 million people who connected to this band. Twelve years later, lots of those people have moved on.” A very modest way of admitting that his band is terribly, terribly dated. Though Durst was quick to blame anything other than the terrible music.
In the short interview, Durst manages to point the finger at both fans, and corporate America, explaining that the band now no longer vibes with their native land: “We don’t play back home,” he began, “we’ve boycotted America for many years now. I don’t know, I just don’t wanna go out like that. We did a few radio shows in 2010 for a friend and that was it. We haven’t properly toured America since 2006…it’s all about the new catchy thing and that’s always changing. America is driven by record sales. It’s the home of corporations.”
As the saying goes, if one person calls you a horse, you punch them in the face, if a second person calls you a horse, you punch them in the face too, but if a third person calls you a horse, it’s time to buy a saddle. And after being blamed for ushering in the worst stage of music ever, (you can thank Courtney Love for that one), being dropped from their long-time label, as well as his bandmates calling him a horse, Durst has come to saddle up. Limp Bizkit aren’t cool anymore, sorry bro. Well, unless you’re Lil Wayne, who still sees something in them.
Finishing off the interview with: “We’re just Limp Bizkit, so we don’t know how to do anything but Limp Bizkit”. Well, see there’s your problem. Maybe don’t do Limp Bizkit anymore? Cool, thanks.