Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst promised fans that he'd have "huge news" about the band this month, and just in the nick of time, he's lived up to his word: According to an announcement released today, he and his bandmates will be entering 2012 ready to continue their "true rock and roll journey" without a record label.
Limp Bizkit have parted ways with Interscope, the only major record company home the band has ever known. While the Bizkit were one of the biggest selling acts on the label in the early '00s, the band's decreased profile over the past few years lead to disappointing sales of this summer's 'Gold Cobra.' Things sort of petered out for the band and the label, and frontman Fred Durst confirmed the split on 'Poolside With Dean Delray.'
This just in ... Courtney Love will not open for Limp Bizkit. Love recently pulled out of plans for her band Hole to join an arsenal of rock giants like System of a Down, Slipknot, Machine Head and A Day to Remember in February and March 2012 for the upcoming Soundwave Festival dates in Australia. Apparently she was not happy with where her band was located on the bill, more specifically opening for Limp Bizkit.
The 2011 Epicenter Festival went off without a hitch on Saturday, Sept. 24, with bands such as Limp Bizkit, Staind, Papa Roach and Puddle of Mudd entertaining the Irvine, Calif., crowd. The all-day lineup of nu-metal and hard rock bands filled two stages, including the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, which holds a capacity of 16,000 people. Los Angeles radio station KROQ was there to document the Festival, posting exclusive pictures and coverage of the event.
Limp Bizkit’s latest release, 2011’s ‘Gold Cobra,’ shows the guys are back in the metallic game, bringing hip-hop-infused hard rock songs that are as forceful and infections as ever. Considering Limp Bizkit’s heavy sound and delivery, it seems odd that guitarist Wes Borland is a fan of opera. But, apparently, he’s a major opera-goer.
On Saturday, Sept. 24, Southern California’s Epicenter Rock Festival is set to invade the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, Calif., with a sonic boom that is sure to leave an aftershock from coast to coast.