News: UPDATE: Fred Durst Gets Hard On Limp Rumors
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012 12:00PM
Cash Money's Fred Durst has reportedly turned the other cheek on recent reports which suggested his run with Limp Bizkit had come to a sudden and unexpected end.
According to Durst, his crew has some new tunes still on deck and promised to release them soon.
Limp Bizkit is not dead ... in fact, it's very much alive ... this according to lead singer Fred Durst, who tells us his band will be dropping a brand new single "really soon actually." Durst was leaving Mr. Chow in Bev Hills last night and told us the band is currently recording an album with Cash Money Records ... adding, "It's off the hook man." The statement completely contradicts some recent reports, in which Durst was quoted as saying the band was "over." As for the new single, Fred wasn't specific about a release date ... but promises, "It's gonna knock you out man." (TMZ)
Recently, Durst hinted at his band calling it quits in light of tough love from American fans.
"We don't play back home. 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. 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. 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." (Kerrang!)
Back in March, Durst revealed plans to drop a Lil Wayne-assisted Bizkit record through Cash Money.
"I want to get it out there soon, as soon as we can," Durst, who finished an Australian tour with Limp Bizkit during the weekend, told Billboard.com. "The song is already done for the most part. I've got a couple little things I might poke around or punch in on my verse. And I want their guys to take a crack at the mix. I mixed it myself; I think it sounds very big, but I really love the way their guys are mixing stuff, so I want to see what they can do with it." (Billboard)
He officially announced a partnership with Cash Money last February.
"The game is missing danger, electricity, and rock n roll!!!!" Cash Money Limp Bizkit," he tweeted Friday (February 24).
"Rock sh*t doesn't rock anymore! They say the whole game done went pop so I'm back in this ho! #CMLB" (Fred Durst's Twitter)