Fred Durst made it official: Limp Bizkit, which first went on hiatus way back in 2004, is “over.” Apparently, the group hasn’t been getting any nookie from American fans — and the band’s frontman said as much to a U.K. publication.
“We just don’t know what’s going on in America,” Durst told Kerrang! , via Metal Injection. “It’s all about the new catchy thing and that’s always changing.”
“America is driven by record sales,” he continued. “It’s the home of corporations. We’re just Limp Bizkit, so we don’t know how to do anything but Limp Bizkit.”
It’s easy to tell a U.K. rock publication all that stuff about America hates, by the way.
In fact, Durst — who apparently moved on from music somewhat anyway, making his TV debut in 2005 and later appearing on House — said the group has “boycotted America for many years now.” Maybe he got that turned around. Perhaps he meant to say “America boycotted us.”
Anyway, it sounds like Durst would rather just throw in the towel completely than simply “fade away” (too late!).
“I just don’t wanna go out like that,” he said, again, by way of Metal Injection. “We did a few radio shows in 2010 for a friend and that was it. We haven’t properly toured America since 2006.”
Then Durst gets real: “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.”