When he's not busy taking photos with fans or telling people not to touch his hat, Fred Durst is busy giving interviews to international publications. The Limp Bizkit frontman spoke to Kerrang! recently and the topic of U.S. touring came up. The Biz had a tour planned last year in the U.S., but cancelled it, giving some bullshit excuse, when we all know the real reason was nobody cared, ticket sales were soft and money was going to be lost. Fred Durst admitted as much in the interview saying:
“We don’t play back home. 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. 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.”
Bahaha, so corporations are what is keeping the Biz down? I love how he paints himself as the common man. Lettuce b cereal bro, you ain't no common man! At least they admit their time was over, now if only they'd just stop completely.