Maybe you thought Limp Bizkit went away for good.
Known for an angry brand of rap-rock and songs such as “Rollin'” and “Nookie,” the band did take a brief hiatus, but it has been back together with most of its original lineup since 2010.
The band hasn't done a proper tour of the United States in a decade, though some Japanese, South American and Australian tours have kept the guys busy.
“We felt like the U.S. is sort of a faster moving, scarier train to jump onto,” said guitarist Wes Borland. “When you go away, there's a lot of fickleness and a very short-term memory when it comes to bands.”
Now the band is bouncing back. Its classic lineup is mostly intact with vocalist Fred Durst, guitarist Borland, bassist Sam Rivers and drummer John Otto. (DJ Lethal recently left the band.)
Limp Bizkit is working on a new record, and, after its current tour, the band will work on vocals and mixing in July. Durst will finish recording the album in his home studio and Borland will mix the album.
Borland left Limp Bizkit for a while to focus on more experimental projects, but he still enjoys the straight-up metal that Limp Bizkit is known for.
“I have things that are go-to things that I'm going to use on a Bizkit album,” he said. “There's always a balance of your tools that you know work while still being open-minded and making room for experimentation.”
Fans can expect to hear the band's new single, “Ready to Go,” at Limp Bizkit's show Friday in Omaha. The group is also reaching back into its catalog and occasionally skipping over its most popular songs.
Fans have loved it, Borland said.
“We've been changing the set drastically every night,” he said. “If we were to be playing the same set every night, that would be a major drag. It makes for sort of an on-your-toes type of experience.
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