Now that Limp Bizkit have signed to Cash Money, there’s not much they can do to shock us anymore. Still, frontman Fred Durst did his darnedest the other day when he spoke to Billboard about the band’s upcoming plans. Granted, he’s already put himself through a lot recently, but with quotes like these (and karaoke nights like these), he’s not making it easy for us to let him off the hook:
1. “It sounds like a monster; it literally sounds dangerous. It sounds like that left of center, that place of discomfort that created rock’n’roll, created the metal, where it all spawned from.”
Durst is talking about “Ready to Go,” the new Lil Wayne-assisted single that we kind of have already heard, via a YouTube video shot at a club. From what we’re hearing, it’s true; the track is predictably stabby in nature. Fred sure knows about making us uncomfortable.
2. “We want to let everybody know this is just an introduction, just a taste of what throwing these two dudes together for five minutes can do,” Durst explained. “Now that we’re living together, now that we’re married, we’ll see what happens when we start doing more. I’m very excited.”
Note to world: Fred’s last marriage lasted three months.
3. Limp Bizkit are working on what he called “the heaviest, most crazy metal record of all time,” adding, “We’re gonna give out some mayhem and madness… to those people who really lean that way with us.”
Durst said The Unquestionable Truth, Part 2 will probably be an EP. “That will service our core and counter balance these big, fat, ginormous hip-rock songs we’re going to do” with the Cash Money camp, he explained. We can’t imagine Liturgy (who made the best metal record of 2011, in SPIN’s opinion) would agree with these heavy promises.
4. “I love Jimmy Iovine and everything we did together. We had a great run… and couldn’t have done it without them. But to keep moving forward, sometimes you’ve got to make some changes.”
And sometimes, those changes come coincidentally after your last album sold 63,000 copies — 6 percent of what Chocolate Starfish did in its first week.
5. “I’ve been waiting my whole life for this type of feeling. They’ve really empowered me to be the best I can be and do the best I can do, and I’m extremely grateful for it. So I want to put [‘Ready to Go’] out, and then it’s my job to get in there and get in that family and be part of it.”
It’s true, Weezy does love kids.
Watch the video rip of Limp Bizkit and Wayne’s “Ready to Go,” which is supposed to drop for free soon: