Fred Durst took a moment to talk backstage at KROQ’s Weenie Roast in Los Angeles. As reported in Billboard, it is rare for Durst to do interviews these days. He did talk about the state of Limp Bizkit in 2019 and why it has taken so long to follow up 2011’s Gold Cobra.
He says he is appreciating what feels like a Limp Bizkit resurgence right now as a new generation discovers the band online.
And I think with Limp Bizkit, it’s consistency of the passion for what happens with us when we get together. We can’t manufacture it in a false sense, can’t fake it. So we’re actually having a lot of fun because we’re appreciating it now more than ever. And this boomerang effect of times and trends and vibes and now the Internet has created a platform for Limp Bizkit to be discovered without it being slammed down people’s throats. They’re actually searching out things that are different than what they’re being fed and Limp Bizkit gets to fall into that part where we’re not being fed to them, they are discovering it. It’s like a boomerang effect where you can only pray for it to come back right, or you threw it out there right. You don’t really know what’s gonna happen in life. I wake up every day grateful, and this Limp Bizkit resurgence feeling is so amazing ’cause each night I look out at these bigger and bigger audiences than ever before. I say, “How many people, it’s your first time?” And it’s everyone raises their hands. And it’s really interesting.
As for new music, Durst says he is waiting for the message.
I feel like a messenger; I’m waiting on the message. I’m waiting to truly feel and believe what I’m saying as shallow or deep as you may perceive it, if it means something to me, I can say it. If it doesn’t, there’s no reason for me to chalk it up and put it out. I think with Limp Bizkit and our peers, we’re the band that kind of hasn’t been doing anything, except for waiting on that message. And there’s something really beautiful about the reward, the payoff that’s happening.
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