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Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst On Lack Of U.S. Touring: “We Were A Moment In Time And It’s Over”

Limp Bizkit‘s Fred Durst recently spoke with Kerrang! regarding the bands aversion to touring North America. Speaking in the August 01st issue of the publication, he stated:

“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.”

He later continued:

“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.”

It was revealed this past June that the band were planning to tour the U.S. later this year with Black Light Burns in tow. No word yet on whether or not that trek is still in the works.


  • Fred Fred Burger (Darkdevout)

    “We were a moment in time and it’s over.” probably the smartest thing that ever came out of his mouth.

    • Lifeseclipse

      I hear Wes wants to call the next album…

      “The Moment You Realize You Were Done 10 Years Ago.”

  • Scott Jones

    It’s pretty simple: What’s going on in America is that no one here gives a shit about them anymore.

  • lunaticcheezo

    Unfortunately, 99% of the music America gives a shit about these days is waaaay worse than Limp Bizkit ever was.

    • AMeN

      This is completely true, to say that alternative music is cliche now is the biggest understatement of the decade.


    Finally, he gets it. Why can’t the rest of you that are still hanging on to this band? It was a moment in time. In hindsight, we all see how crappy our musical taste was 10-12 years ago.

    • Ed Raket

      Do you play an instrument, besides a keyboard?

    • zomgpapi

      Wurst, people that feel they had crappy taste in music 10-12yrs ago are people that always followed a trend. 10-12yrs ago I was blasting outa my truck In Flames, old Metallica, Nothingface, Fear Factory, Sevendust, etc. Bands I still listen to from time to time.

      • FarBeyondDriven

        I’m not usually a Wurst supporter, but just to be fair, many people have evolving tastes that change as they are exposed to more music. I know my tastes have changed quite a bit over the years. I think the more you are exposed to various types of music, the more interesting and varied the types of bands. I’ve listened to some unbelievable crap over the years, but I would not call myself a trend follower. Usually if I was following a trend, I was digging deep. Like when grunge was big, I listened to some of the popular bands, but I also listened to many of the bands people at the time were not aware of like Skin Yard, Tad, Mudhoney, Green River, the Melvins etc. Some bands had more to offer skill wise than others, but music is not just about skill. Often a skilled band will be really boring because they lack that creative spark. Likewise often a creative band will lack the skill to keep your interest for more than a CD or two… It’s a rare thing to find a band that has both and can keep you coming back for more. If there is a trend, it is usually the result of someone trying something creative and people like it, so more bands try it… If it results in better music in the long run because talented bands incorporate some of that style into a more complete sound, then be glad the trend came. Sure a lot of the bands that were in the moment of the trend will suck… but music overall may be better for it!

      • WURST

        @Ed Raket…I don’t see how that question pertains to my comment. But, if you must know, I’ve played drums for 20 years and a little guitar here and there for about 10.

        @Zomgpapi…Limp Bizkit is literally the ONLY band I sit back and think about and say to myself “haha what the fuck was I thinking?” Oh, and Taproot.

  • BlueBalls

    If they did a club tour and tickets were cheap, I would consider going just for the lulz.

  • adamonfire

    They headlined a radio show in Houston about 2 years ago, I kinda wish I would’ve gone in hindsight…. but I had VIP alexisonfire tickets for the next night.

    • WURST

      Question: you mentioned Texas in another post and now Houston in this one. I thought you were from the Detroit area?

      • adamonfire

        I’m from Michigan, went to school in Tejas, and then moved back to Michigan.

      • WURST

        What school in Texas?

      • adamonfire



    He’s right, to an extent. They tried touring a few years back and the tour got aborted before it even started because (surprise, surprise) lack of interest.

    However, he would be smart to take a page from Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms et al, who united for a package tour over the summer and milked some sweet ’90s nostalgia all the way to the bank. Each band on said tour was past their prime and unable to fill a club on their own, but when they combined their forces, they were suddenly playing the same venues they enjoyed in their halcyon days. And I bet the folks who attended those shows had a hell of a time.

    If Limp Bizkit united with Crazy Town, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Dope, Coal Chamber and any other washed-up nu-metal band they could find and put together one stupidly massive nostalgia package tour, they could pull of a similar success. Yes, we’d all have a good laugh in the comments section here on this site, but damn if it wouldn’t work in their favor. It could even possibly buy them a bit of relevancy.

    • Tom

      just because those 90s bands played places they did when they were big doesnt mean people actually came out. i know at least for the NH show, a couple days prior, one of the venues sponsors just GAVE AWAY 500 tickets no strings attached to anyone who wanted them.



        Maybe the shows didn’t sell an awful lot in some markets, but there was an article about the tour in a recent issue of Rolling Stone. That’s some pretty decent exposure for a chunk of bands who probably haven’t been written about ANYWHERE for almost 15 years. My point is, it put the bands back on the radar, which is half the battle nowadays. Limp Bizkit missed the boat long ago on being a respectable and credible outfit, they might as well milk the nostalgia teet for all its worth, otherwise, what are they in it for at this point?

        Plus, you know if they did it, the comments section here would be a blast.

    • BloodyBoneKummer

      “If Limp Bizkit united with Crazy Town, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Dope, Coal Chamber and any other washed-up nu-metal band they could find and put together one stupidly massive nostalgia package tour, they could pull of a similar success.”

      Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that what the Gathering Of The Juggalos was this year..

    • carlosfranco

      Here’s your tour that gets the stadiums filled from nostalgia. Manson, Korn, Deftones, Rammstien, Limp Bizkit, Staind and RATM. Alternating headliners, except Limp, they only open unless they play Jacksonville. They do this tour and I promise you the 30 to 40 year olds will book a baby sitter and travel within at least eh a few hours.

      • adamonfire

        Here’s your tour that gets the stadiums filled: RATM.

      • Lifeseclipse

        It’s tough to get nostalgic over the Deftones. Seeing as how they have yet to disappear, or change so drastically that we yearn for them to “Go back to their glory days.” But will keep you posted, and let you know as soon as the Deftones glory days have ended. (As long as Wook keeps this site rollin for the next 20 years.)

      • jayofdajungle

        Deftones, RATM and even Marilyn Manson are too important to be lumped into some package nostalgia tour. Deftones especially are on such a roll creatively.

      • Lifeseclipse

        Who’s the one douche that hates Deftones? WTF???

      • adamonfire

        I think they’re overrated, but I’m seeing them in an hour so we’ll see.

      • Leigh

        Soundwave Festival in Sydney, earlier this year: Slipknot, System Of A Down, Coal Chamber, Marilyn Manson, Staind, Limp Bizkit and many more… Sold out (close to 50,000 tickets) at $155 + booking cost.

        The market is still there for nu-metal, as long as long it still feels like 1997-2003. Evanescence, Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Godsmack etc can all still sell albums, and the rest of the ones that are still going are running purely on nostalgia.

      • Fred Fred Burger (Darkdevout)

        I saw SOAD with Deftones last Tuesday, Love the band and their very good live, the only complaint I had was that there was something wrong with Chino’s mic set up. The sound quality coming out the speakers was of something you would here in a small club or local school talent show…

      • Fred Fred Burger (Darkdevout)

        Leigh, SOAD and Knot are worth the price of those tickets alone, I don’t like to call them nu-metal because both bands have a lot of other Metal influences. Evanescence is a goth rock band and LP jumped of the Nu-metal train a long time ago(Good financial decision for them) also Manson is industrial.

      • NobisMetal

        You don’t think Rage Against The MAchine can fill a stadium on their own? Are you retarded??

      • Fred Fred Burger (Darkdevout)

        Me? I’m talking about Soundwave, I said nothing about RATM

    • mertdiggie

      wether fred durst is right or not, that is still saying a fuck you to american fans, its saying whatever money he may get isnt enough to see at least real fans of the band and there are a lot of hardcore bizkit fans, im not one but there still is a big fan base here for them no matter what durst says.

  • sickboy_xl

    Is this guy fuckin’ bi-polar? I think all that red hat dye is soaking into his brain. One minute he’s pumping up his new album as the greatest, heaviest thing ever and now he’s saying it’s over? Go eat the cookie you stuck up your YEAH twelve years ago.

    • WURST

      Haha awesome.

      • My Farts Linger

        Wurst, you do realize that there is at least one person on this site that sits and waits for you to comment on something so that they can give you a thumbs-down?

        Kind of creepy if you ask me.

      • logos

        no kidding. Wurst attracts downvotes like hot bitches to smarties.

      • WURST

        And the funny this is I’ve chilled with all the shit talking and purposely trying to get you dudes all worked up. I’ll still throw it out from time to time because I know those motherfuckers want to read and respond to it, even though they act like they don’t.

    • sickboy_xl

      Hey stop posting Wurst beef on my post. Take your beef elsewhere. (Insert bringing out the “Wurst” in people joke here).

  • logos

    he’s becoming self-aware.

    • jayofdajungle

      I can’t allow you to do that Fred…

  • Lifeseclipse

    My favorite part… “We’re boycotting America.” Might have that backwards, but it’s funnier the way he said it.

  • zomgpapi

    I clearly remember everyone got sick and tired of Limp Bizkit cause Fred Durst was always on MTV 24/7 promoting himself and acting like an idiot. Then lost momentum after Wes left the band and they put out a shitty record.

  • BooThisMan

    “We were a moment in time and it’s over.”

    Jesus, the people not in the US are probably wondering why the fuck this doesnt pertain to them too

  • RENTALnyc

    It’s obvious what goes on here…
    They know the band is forgotten. They know it better than anyone.
    They know if they went on stage just about anywhere in this country.. they would be booed. I saw Papa Roach being booed like 1 year after they had that one hit.

    Anyway…. the point here is what it always is..

    The way I’m looking at a possible tour with blacklightburn.. is this Wes Borland trying to get his real band out there… and having a joke/hasbeen co-headliner is a pretty decent way to get butts in the door. And the other dudes are prolly just like “thanks for the check.”

  • massdeath

    Anyone who tries to link a creative, artistic, experimental, and influential band like Deftones with this Limp Bizkit garbage is a completely clueless moron. As to Fred Durst…it’s about damn time you realized!

  • aroundthefur

    Limp Bizkit is def one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen hands down. The new album is probably their best work, no bullshit. But this music is over with now. I was jammin LB in 97-98 BEFORE they became a house hold name, BEFORE the faith single blew them up on TRL. Very talented band who is very played out. Fred might be a douche bag, but he’s def a smart man and understands the music industry. HATERS will always HATE on LB. The majority of them are flopped musicians who never made it and never will…….. Just the truth.

    • Lifeseclipse

      Are you gonna come and troll even after school starts back up in a couple weeks? I hope so, that was pretty funny, “best work.”

  • jrr

    I’m certain that nowhere near a majority of LB haters even ever attempted to be musicians. I say this based on the size of the pool of people we’re talking about and simple common sense.

  • monkeywithagun

    Oh you just gotta love fred just found this…
    Durst Apologizes For Making Obscene Gesture At SummerSlam, WWE Issues a statement.

    According to, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst was not escorted out of the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California, the venue for WWE’s SummerSlam pay-per-view event Sunday night, by security personnel after flipping the bird while being shown live on camera prior to the main event match-up between Brock Lesnar and Triple H. Rather, he left the main arena to apologize to WWE producers for his action.

    A WWE spokesman tells TMZ, “The reports are 100% FALSE. The “Limp Bizkit” frontman didn’t get the boot, he just felt so bad following the incident, he immediately went backstage to apologize for his actions.”

    The spokesman also notes, “We appreciate Fred’s apology. However, we take our family-friendly environment very seriously and this was a violation of that. We sincerely apologize to our fans.”

    Durst had claimed on Twitter that he wanted to beat traffic following the show, writing, “I was leaving to beat the traffic! Haha, security escorting me out?? WWE is family. hahaha. Is this really a rumor? Amazing. My boys at WWE are cracking up! Note- never leave early to beat traffic!”