Elon Musk officially purchased Twitter on October 27, 2022 for $44 billion and things have been tumultuous at the company ever since, to say the least. Musk has laid off approximately 75% of his staff throughout the past two months, including some engineers days before Christmas. Then there are the advertiser woes and things being so bad that Musk actually banned the promotion of other social media platforms.
Musk ultimately published a poll on December 18 asking Twitter users if he should step down as CEO, to which nearly 58% of users said "yes." Then on December 20, Musk said he'd step down once a replacement was found, adding he'd stay on to lead Twitter's software and server teams.
This has all lead to Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst stepping up, saying he and the band are available to help at Twitter in any way they can. In a tweet directed at Musk, Durst said "Good morning, sir. Myself and Limp Bizkit are available for any help you may want or need at Twitter. Happy Holidays." And given the above snapshot of the issues Twitter is facing, I think we're all extremely curious about what Durst would like to step in and accomplish.
Also, did the rest of Limp Bizkit agree to this? Maybe it'll be like one of those '80s movie tropes where a group of good-hearted musicians come to town and play a special show to save the local whatever-thing. In this case, the "whatever-thing" being social media giant Twitter. Or maybe Limp Bizkit will get up on the roof of Twitter HQ and play the "Break Stuff" riff, causing everyone to have such a good time that Musk has a major change of heart and hires everyone back. Like the Grinch, but y'know – with billionaires and nü-metal.
Look, I don't know what Durst is offering here. But I'm curious.