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Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst: “There Comes A Point Where I Don’t Know How Dumb I’m Gonna Look Up There Singing ‘Nookie'”


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Limp Bizkit‘s Fred Durst had a chat with Spin regarding the groups current outlook and plans. When asked if it was fair that ousted member DJ Lethal called Durst a dictator, he replied:

“Every ship needs a captain for sure. Some people, instead of looking at themselves or maybe troubleshooting something internally, it’s real easy for them to point the finger. And I’m a scapegoat, no doubt about it. That’s the easy way out, to take a stab at me. That was really hurtful but I’m just going to let it be what it is. I’ll always have mad love for him.”

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When quizzed on whether or not the Limp Bizkit ‘brand’ has been a detriment:

“We honestly don’t try to do what we do. None of us listen to this kind of music. We just get together and it’s what happens when we collide. We can’t change the sound of our music, as much as some of us might go, “Man, we really would like to somehow be relevant or have a song that’s gonna touch everybody.” We’re lucky any of our music ever did. It was almost like a rocket and we were just holding on. We could barely hold on.”

In regards to who attends Limp Bizkit concerts these days, he replied:

“Almost half the audience is younger people. I’m so surprised at how many teenagers are here. It’s really interesting. How they’re discovering it, I don’t know. It could be because people tell them they’re not supposed to like it, or their parents grew up liking it. Something is bringing on a younger audience where we are creating a first-time experience and it’s part of a coming-of-age. Will we be able to perform for them when they’re parents? No. There comes a point where I don’t know how dumb I’m gonna look up there singing “Nookie.””

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