Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst and guitarist Wes Borland sit down for interviews to discuss Limp Bizkit’s return to the touring circuit.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Limp Bizkit is all set for a major comeback.
Both Fred Durst’s new biographical TV series The Noise and Limp Bizkit’s future tour dates suggest the band is ready to step back into the spotlight. In this article, we’ll cover interview’s about Limp Bizkit and take a look back at the history of the band and their accomplishments. A lot has changed since the aggressive, trouble making days when Fred Durst claimed to have slept with Britney Spears and trashed talked Creed’s lead singer.
Wes Borland did an interview with Australia’s V Music and talked about the Australian portion of Limp Bizkit’s tour which the band will be headlining. This is different than in the past, when Limp Bizkit would be playing as part of festival. The difference between the two that Limp Bizkit is most looking forward to? Playing the lesser known songs as opposed to sticking to safe, well known territory of Nookie and Break Stuff. “There’s just more of the back catalog played, instead of just singles.”
Does Limp Bizkit still experience the same levels of energy as in their heyday? According to Wes, the answer is a resounding yes:
“For some reason the people who come to see us still have the same amount of energy and there’s still people who are brand new, that were children our first go around, who are showing up saying they grew up listening to us.”
What keeps the band going despite multiple stops and starts in the band’s popularity? Apparently, the fans!
“When we make new music they keep stealing it and hearing it. We don’t have any intention really to sell albums anymore, it’s more about if we can keep making music that we can use for ammunition to play shows.”
So, really, what can we expect from Stampede of the Disco Elephant in terms of sound? Ready To Go is very hip-hop and features Lil’ Wayne, so should we take that as indication for the rest of the tracks?
“It’s a good mix, it’s a good average of the sound of the album. There’s stuff that’s more hip hop and club-ish and there’s stuff that’s more outrageous and experimental, but it all sounds like us. It’s not like we’re “reaching for the stars” or trying to adapt to a sound that doesn’t sound like us. It sounds like us.”
And very importantly, will Wes continue the tradition of crazy costumes? What can we expect in the near future?
“I think we’re bringing some stuff but it’s not gonna be like a giant robot or anything like that. I have a new stage costume that’s really intense this go around.”
When exactly can we expect Stampede of the Disco Elephant?
“We’re trucking. We’ve got some stuff that’s mixed and finished, which may be released as singles before we release the album, just to keep the pot hot.”
In an interview with Spin, Fred Durst does some Q & A about the band’s latest business decisions and some audience comparison.
We all have questions we’d like to ask the band about their return. Here are a few, answered! First off, Limp Bizkit had as of 2012 said they would not be performing in the US, now they have plenty of tour dates all lined up. What’s up with that? Apparently, a label change was all they needed. Limp Bizkit has officially left Interscope to sign with hip-hop label Cash Money.
“[It’s] sort of a hit-the-ground-running nod to the old days, playing the venues we started out in, it’s re-igniting Limp Bizkit in an organic way. It felt like the right thing to do.”
But wait a minute, Cash Money, who’ve signed Paris Hilton, for crying out loud, is every bit as “corporate” as Interscope.
“Cash Money is still an independent entity that’s run by Cash Money. I think [it] sort of prides itself on empowering their artists to be who they are and do what they wanna do.”
Hmm, ok I guess we’ll buy that. Artist independence is important and fans won’t really care as long as they can actually go to lives shows and the band is recognizable as Limp Bizkit. So about those fans, who exactly goes to a Limp Bizkit show these days?
“Almost half the audience is younger people. I’m so surprised at how many teenagers are here. It’s really interesting. How they’re discovering it, I don’t know. Will we be able to perform for them when they’re parents? No. There comes a point where I don’t know how dumb I’m gonna look up there singing “Nookie.”
Fred Durst admits that age has mellowed and humbled his perspective. Quite a change from the days of My Way. According to Durst, he’s:
“Lucky to be standing on the mountain; no reason to be standing on top of it.”
But will we really ever see a “softer” Limp Bizkit? What do you think?