According to RevolverMag.com, LIMP BIZKIT is working in Miami with producer DetaiL on its forthcoming seventh album, the band’s first for its new label home, Cash Money, Lil Wayne‘s longtime record company.
“We’re going two different directions right now,” guitarist Wes Borland tells RevolverMag.com about the musical direction of the new LIMP BIZKIT material. “One direction is very heavy like our last album, ‘Gold Cobra’, but with me pushing the riffs further than they were before. But we’re also working on hip-hop club tracks that have guitar and Fred [Durst, vocals] on them. We’re coming from two very different places on this and right now they’re starting to cross over into each other, which is exciting. We don’t want to make ‘Gold Cobra II’.”
Regarding the songwriting process for the upcoming LIMP BIZKIT CD, Borland tells RevolverMag.com, “We’ve had a lot of little scattered sessions and we’re firing out ideas into the darkness and seeing what sticks and what starts to form and become something new. I’ve gotten really intense about writing snappy, complicated riffs that have a lot of dive bomb-type whammy bar push-and-pull suction sound in them. It’s too soon to tell where we’re going with it all. We’re not at the point where everything flows or makes sense, but we’ll know when we get there.”
LIMP BIZKIT is scheduled to embark on a major U.S. tour in October with Borland‘s side project BLACK LIGHT BURNS opening the show.
LIMP BIZKIT last year parted ways with Interscope, the label that released all of the band’s records thus far through its subsidiaries Flip, Geffen and Suretone Records.
“Gold Cobra” was LIMP BIZKIT‘s first CD to feature the original lineup of Durst, Borland, Sam Rivers (bass), John Otto (drums), and DJ Lethal since 2000′s “Chocolate Starfish And Hot Dog Flavored Water”. DJ Lethal has since been fired from the group for personal reasons.
LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland has commented on bandmate DJ Lethal‘s decision to go public with the fact that Lethal and drummer John Otto have become estranged from the band’s frontman, Fred Durst, and may soon be getting the axe from the group.
In a series of tweets from March 30, DJ Lethal revealed that “Fred has plans for a ‘new’ LIMP BIZKIT which doesn’t include John Otto or I.” He added, “From what I understand, Fred doesn’t approve of our lifestyle which includes partying and fun.”
After a number of LIMP BIZKIT fans voiced their displeasure over the prospect of Otto and DJ Lethal being booted from the band, Borland took to his own Twitter account to defend Durst and to explain why a change in LIMP BIZKIT‘s lineup may be necessary in order for the group to be able to move forward.
“We are seriously trying our best to help John and Lethal, but this whole thing was something that should have stayed internal,” Wes wrote earlier today (Sunday, April 1). “[DJ Lethal] should not have made this a public affair and you (the fans) should not have ever had to deal with something so personal and damaging. Making this public has caused way more damage than was necessary and now we’re faced with an even harder situation than before. You (our supporters and friends) do not have the information needed to form valid opinions on the situation and we can’t give it to you…. because you’d have to have lived through it in order to understand. That being said, LIMP BIZKIT is still a functioning unit and we have no plans to stop moving forward.
“Our intentions have never been to try and divide our fans. Our only intention has been to move ahead with the parts of the band that can function together.
“All that being said, we are trying our hardest to make the best out of this situation. And none of this has been Fred‘s decision alone. It’s been between Sam [Rivers, bass], Fred, and I and has been an ever-evolving situation. So please get off Fred‘s back about it, because we are together in this.
“Once again, I’m sorry for you that this was ever made public. If it hadn’t [have] been, you may never have even known about it. Unfortunate.
“We weren’t ‘keeping a secret from fans.’ We were trying to get it worked out internally, like I said.”
GRASPOP METAL MEETING has issued the following update:
Following earlier announcements of OZZY OSBOURNE & FRIENDS and GUNS N’ ROSES as headliners for Friday 22 and Sunday 24 June respectively, we are proud to announce that LIMP BIZKIT has agreed to fill the remaining headlining slot on Saturday 23 June.
Also confirmed: SLASH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, GODSMACK, ALL SHALL PERISH and BEHEMOTH. LAGWAGON and YOUNG GUNS have cancelled their appearance at GMM2012. Tickets for Saturday 23 June will be available as of 10am on Saturday 3 March.
Limp Bizkit drummer John Otto “is feeling much better today and is on his way to recovery” after being diagnosed with pneumonia, according to a new Twitter message from the band’s frontman, Fred Durst.
Limp Bizkit was forced to cancel a show in Oslo, Norway last Monday, September 27, after Otto was taken ill. The drummer has since been undergoing a series of tests to determine the seriousness of his condition.
Limp Bizkit‘s reunion tour just got put on ice in Norway after pneumonia took down the band’s drummer, John Otto. The band’s manager has told TMZ.com that the band was forced to pull the plug on yesterday’s show in Oslo, Norway after drummer John Otto was hospitalized in Oslo. He is currently undergoing a series of tests to determine the seriousness of his condition.
In other news:
Limp Bizkit recently completed work on its new studio album, “Gold Cobra”, but has yet to announce a release date for the effort.
Regarding the new CD’s musical direction, frontman Fred Durst recently told MTV News, “I think that, in a nutshell, we came in staying true to ourselves and doing what we do. … We make heavy music that has rapping in it. We’re a rap-core band. Through the years, it felt natural to try and explore and grow beyond that, and inevitably, it led us in different directions. And what our coming back together represents is us having figured out that, you know, evolution is great, but we need to do what we do.
“And this new album, this is what we do. The evolution has brought us full-circle,” Durst continued. “We’re Limp Bizkit. And if you didn’t like it before, you’re not going to like it now. If you don’t want to hear a band that plays super-heavy grooves, with an MC rapping over it, then you shouldn’t listen to Limp Bizkit.”