The frontman admits Americans have moved on from his band, but they're still planning to release a new album and EP.
Posted on Aug 15, 2012 03:07 pm
Limp Bizkit have explained why they avoid touring the US, and suggest it's because they're not quite cool enough for today's audiences.
"We don't play back home,"Fred Durst told Kerrang! magazine (via Blabbermouth). "We've boycotted America for many years now. I don't know, I just don't wanna go out like that. We did a few radio shows in 2010 for a friend and that was it. We haven't properly toured America since 2006."The reason? We just don't know what's going on in America. It's all about the new catchy thing and that's always changing."
Durst says America is driven by record sales, suggesting that Limp Bizkit isn't quite the financial success it used to be. The band parted from long-term label Interscope last year.
"Here's the deal: say in 2000, there were 35 million people who connected to this band. Twelve years later, lots of those people have moved on."We were a moment in time and it's over."
In February the band raised concerns over drummer John Otto and DJ Lethal's issues with alleged drug addiction.
Limp Bizkit released "Gold Cobra" in 2011, the first release to feature their original lineup since the relative success surrounding "Chocolate Starfish And The Hotdog Flavored Water" in 2000.
They currently has two albums in the works: "Stampede Of The Disco Elephants" will be their next main studio album, and they are planning a sequel to the 2005 EP "The Unquestionable Truth Part 1".
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