November 20th, 2013
Like Quiet Riot and Mötley Crüe before them, Limp Bizkit and brethren sang simple, aggressive songs about life’s easy pleasures: strippers, whiskey, nookie, bawaitdaba-de-bang-de-bang-diggy-diggy. Plus the uniform was easy to replicate: backwards baseball cap, nanny-goat patchy facial hair, jeans and jerseys from the big-and-tall store. I disagreed on principle, but every now and then, ol’ Fred Durst would get my head bobbing. Stick that up your yeah. (But I have never been able to krack the kurious kase of Korn, wherein for a brief moment, teenage jocks in Jeeps pumped their fists to songs about surviving molestation. 1998 was a weird time, folks.)
former MTV personality Dave Holmes' contribution to Vulture’s 1998 week is a great read; if you’re not already following Dave on Tumblr, do so immediately
April 24th, 2012

A Night With the World’s Most Hated Bands

Chuck Klosterman takes in a concert doubleheader with Creed and Nickelback (Grantland)

June 15th, 2011
I try not to elaborate too much on the metaphors, but here’s something I haven’t told a lot of people. We have an older song called 'It'll Be OK.' It’s directly about me fantasizing inside of the depression of someone with a tortured mind, like Kurt Cobain. I really connect with him. I have my own torture. I’ve been impacted by his poetry, his philosophies and music, obviously. On this new song [a bonus track called ‘My Own Cobain’], it’s another way into my depression and expression of that turmoil.
Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, speaking to Kerrang!


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