And Finally

“Limp Bizkit’s moment in time is over”, says Fred Durst

By | Published on Monday 20 August 2012

Fred Durst

No, Limp Bizkit aren’t breaking up – in fact they’re still signed to Cash Money Records, and recording both a curiously-titled studio LP (‘Stampede Of The Disco Elephants’) and EP project – but frontman Fred Durst has acknowledged that the band’s popularity has waned since the post-millennial decline of rap-rock nu-metal. Not really surprising, since he also admits they “don’t know how to do anything but Limp Bizkit”, aka rap-rock nu-metal circa 2000.

Having asked why LB cancelled a Stateside tour last year, Kerrang! (via Metal Injection) quotes an uncharacteristically modest Durst as saying: “The reason? We just don’t know what’s going on in America. 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. We’re just Limp Bizkit, so we don’t know how to do anything but Limp Bizkit”.

He continues: “But 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. We were a moment in time and it’s over”.

So that’s that; Fred Durst classifying the ‘music game’ as a case of ‘adapt or die’, whilst at the same time resigning himself and his band to… well, death. Oh dear.