LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst says that his band hasn’t done any extensive touring in U.S. for a number of years because he has become disillusioned by the ever-changing taste of the American audiences.
“We don’t play back home,” he tells U.K.’s Kerrang! magazine. “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.”
He continues, “America is driven by record sales. It’s the home of corporations. We’re just LIMP BIZKIT, so we don’t know how to do anything but LIMP BIZKIT.
“But 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.”
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.
2011’s “Gold Cobra” was LIMP BIZKIT’s first CD to feature the original lineup of Fred Durst (vocals), Wes Borland (guitar), Sam Rivers (bass), John Otto (drums), and DJ Lethal since 2000’s “Chocolate Starfish And Hot Dog Flavored Water”.
Earlier this year, LIMP BIZKIT signed a new deal with Cash Money, Lil Wayne‘s longtime record company.