Fellow inhabitants of Earth, I have some sad news to report today: Fred Durst, longtime frontman of Limp Bizkit, has announced that the band is over. Well, sort of. Durst said that, although the band isn’t calling it quits entirely, he recognizes that it isn’t 2000 anymore and that a lot of the group’s fan base has moved on to nu-er pastures. Speaking with Metal Injection he said the following. [NME]
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.
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.