The Bizkit’s Back: Fred And Wes Kiss And Make Up

noah | February 12, 2009 9:00 am

—the nu-metal poster children who, with the help of a George Michael song and a red baseball cap, captured the rage of a particular subset of baseball-cap-and-baggy-pant-wearing young men in the late ’90s—are going to record an album and head out on tour this spring, the first time the original lineup has been together in eight years. Did you know that the band’s first three albums have sold more than 20 million copies? I suspect the fourth one will not boost that total by a substantial amount, but I may be wrong, because there are a lot of angry people out there. (Although a lot of that general frustration does come from people having no money to buy frivolous things like Limp Bizkit albums. Hmm. Social experiment!)

Fred Durst nearly gave away the “surprise” on his Twitter last night. How will nu-metal cope with the Web 2.0 age? Perhaps this joint statement from Durst and guitarist Wes Borland can provide a hint:

“We decided we were more disgusted and bored with the state of heavy popular music than we were with each other. 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.”

Oh boy! Expect lots of peevish Twitters about Shinedown and Seether in the coming weeks!

Limp Bizkit [Official site]