If you missed “giving it up for the ‘nookie,” then hold your breath…the full original crew of Limp Bizkit – Fred Durst and all – are back. The guys recently announced their plans to tour the world with their latest album, which plans on getting recorded with the original quintet Durst, Wes Borland, Sam Rivers, John Otto and DJ Lethal. Though no dates have yet to be announced but for an appearance at the Download Festival along with Def Leppard and Trivium, the group is gaining major buzz as they haven’t been together since the 2004 EP The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1).
“We decided we were most disgusted and bored with the state of heavy popular music than we were with each other,” Durst and Borland said in a statement.
“Regardless of where our separate paths have taken us, we recognize there is a powerful and unique energy with this particular group of people we have not found anywhere else. This is why Limp Bizkit is back.” Limp Bizkit tickets will be hitting Europe for a festival circuit while also making the rounds in Russia, Ukraine and the Baltic countries, so catch ’em while they’re hot!
Since the guys have singularly spread their own tattooed wings, most prominently Borland, who recently talked to Mlive.com about never returning to his former group again (“I have no plans on working with Limp again. It’s better for me for sure. I’m having a great time doing Black Light Burns”) after just released the first album in his industrial rock project, Black Light Burns. Nearly a week later, however, Borland was back with the rest of the group. Borland originally left the group in 2001, just four years after they had released their breakthrough album, only to return in 2004.
The group hasn’t released an album since 2000, but Durst and Borland’s statement is sure to reunite their long lost sound, as they remain confident in their previous recording actions. StubHub is right behind them, as they make their way to the alternative rock top again, with fans coming in droves to see the group once again.
A heavy rock group that has garnered just as much attention for their innovative hardcore punk as for their commercialization of it (think way back to Carson Daly’s Total Request Live days), the group has earned a reputation that proceeds their sound. Returning after a four year hiatus has brought both die-hard fans and skeptical critics to the table as the group that was constantly cranky and screamed side-splitting material make their return. Though seemingly confident in their latest set, it’s clear that perhaps not all are ready to jump full swing into the return. “I can write a song and know what it’s about and tailor the music to the intensity of the vocals. It all makes sense together, instead of random lyrics on top of music sounds cool,”
Borland said to MLive last week regarding the difference between his newest musical endeavor and his former posse. As Durst returns the dirt he gives paparazzi, it’s clear that news will continue to surface regarding his group and their return to the rock spotlight.