LIMP BIZKIT‘s DJ Lethal has revealed via Twitter that he and drummer John Otto have become estranged from the band’s frontman, Fred Durst, and may soon be getting the axe from the group. In a series of tweets from March 30, DJ Lethal wrote, “So far the only news I’ve heard is that Fred has plans for a ‘new’ LIMP BIZKIT which doesn’t include John Otto or I. I’m hoping for the best.
“From what I understand, Fred doesn’t approve of our lifestyle which includes partying and fun. I don’t want to cause drama. It’s unfair.
“I’ve tried to reach out and make things better. But Fred seems to have made up his mind. Bands fight and argue all the time. [I] just don’t get it.
“This is not an April Fool’s joke, unfortunately.
“I love being in LIMP; it’s been my life for 15 years. A lot of good people and good times.
“I’m not going to whine about it. I just had to vent because it’s pretty sad. And had to address all the fans that a going to a 1/2 BIZKIT show.”
TMZ.com has since reached out to DJ Lethal, who told the site, “We’ve worked together the last four years to bring LIMP BIZKIT back to where it is today … and to just be thrown out on the street after the band gets a new deal and a new chance at life isn’t cool.”
He added, “You can’t push away the people who helped you get there. The fans should know that if two-fifths of the original band are not playing at the concerts, it won’t be truthful to them.”
LIMP BIZKIT recently signed a new record deal with Cash Money Records, the American hip hop label founded in 1991 by the brothers Bryan “Baby” Williams (a.k.a. Birdman) and Ronald “Slim” Williams.
Durst told Billboard.com last month that LIMP BIZKIT was working on what he called “the heaviest, most crazy metal record of all time,” “The Unquestionable Truth, Part 2”, which Durst said would probably be an EP.