22 July 2014

5 Favorite Things With Wes Borland

Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland leads Revolver through a trap door into his basement man cave where he works on music, paints, and stores his collection of oddities.

1. FAVORITE DEAD THING: Human remains collection
“I have a human skeleton, which is complete except for one kneecap. But the gem of my bone collection is a 2,000-year-old stretched-head Peruvian skull. The natives there used to bind their babies’ heads so the entire skull would lengthen into a cone.”

2. FAVORITE DANGEROUS THING: Bladed weapons collection
“When my career started taking off, I bought a bunch of swords, and I found out there are people that still make them like they did in medieval times. So I started learning how to blacksmith and make my own weapons. I used the hang my pieces on the walls, but it got too stupid-looking, especially because I live with a woman. My wife sometimes asks me if I know that she could kill me in my sleep, and I say, ‘Yup. Goodnight, dear.’”

3. FAVORITE FOOD: Korean Barbecue
“I can eat an amazing amount of bulgogi, which is marinated beef you cook at a table yourself. I will eat Korean barbecue in any country anywhere, any time. Strangely, I didn’t like it in Korea. Fred Durst’s brother, Corey, and I walked back to the hotel from the restaurant, and we both got the most incredible case of fecal urgency. Somehow we made it back without having to use an alleyway, and it was like the scene in Dumb and Dumber.”

4. FAVORITE PARTIES: Painting parties
“I’m really good friends with two great painters in LA, Kevin Llewellyn and Michael Hussar, who both host painting nights at their studios. We have between four and eight people there with a model—usually a hot chick that gets naked, so that’s a plus—and we smoke cigarettes, drink whiskey, and paint. Usually we’ll go from 9 at night to 5 in the morning. You learn a lot being around people that dwarf your ability.

5. FAVORITE FILM: The Holy Mountain
“I try to watch it at least once or twice a year, and I love turning people onto it because it’s pretty much the most insane thing ever. Whenever I’m short of creative ideas, I pop in The Holy Mountain. I’ve found it inspiring for stage moves, video ideas, songs, paintings—everything.”

21 July 2014

4. Stick with Cash Money

Cash Money are a huge mainstream label, they've created artists like Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, and definitely have the ability to push Limp Bizkit back into the mainstream scene. We'll never get to see hard hitters or raging riffs in there but gathering a following with mellow tracks like Lightz would really help the band.

3. No more delays. 

Teasing a track or an album years (yes, years) in advance is going to dry out it's excitement. I remember Stampede of the Disco Elephants was first teased in 2012 and since the excitement has died down, probably some casual fans have even forgotten. Year after year we've been promised the album but to no avail. Fred has gone on the record to say it will be out this year after Wes said it will most likely be out next year. Who knows. Let's see what they can pull out of the bag.

Let's not forget the songs too. Ready To Go took nearly a year to be released after being announced and Endless Slaughter hopefully won't end up the same way.

2. Promote albums and play new songs on tour and at festivals

Limp Bizkit aren't very fond of playing new songs at festivals or even during headline shows. They have a huge catalogue of mainstream hits that they think most of the crowd wants to hear. At the end of the day, promoting one new single like they did a few times this year with Endless Slaughter wouldn't go astray. Pushing new tracks on tour will make sure those people who only attend for the nostalgic factor will head home knowing that the band are still releasing tracks and not just touring as a nostalgic act.

1. Release one major mainstream single

It seemed as if Ready To Go was like Rollin' which had the ability to own the mainstream scene, though something along the line clearly didn't work. Maybe it was the in-your-face riff that people don't seem to like these days or the overload of curse words in the chorus. Who cares, Limp Bizkit will be Limp Bizkit. However, a track like Lightz should have been released and pushed by Cash Money, I really believe that could have been a break through track. Many fans didn't like it, but it could have made the fan community that bit bigger.

Share your thoughts below!

20 July 2014

Watch: Fred Directed This eHarmony Commercial

Remember we posted about Fred Durst directing an eHarmony commercial? You can watch the completed video below.

Previously, Durst directed the 2007 film The Education Of Charlie Banks and 2008's comedy sports film The Longshots, which stars rapper Ice Cube.

Watch below.

17 July 2014

5 Bizkit Songs For Yo' Mommas

Ever thought it was a good idea to introduce Limp Bizkit to your mother? If so, here's a list of 5 songs she's most likely going to dig. Let's avoid the originally lady-friendly head bangin' Faith and the mainstream hit that is Rollin' for the minute.

5. My Way

My Way was a major hit for the band back during the Chocolate Starfish days. It's sure as hell going to go off well with an older woman. It's calm, lacks the up-front f*cks and sh*ts that we're used to and has a momma-friendly sing a long hook.

4. Behind Blue Eyes

Originally by The Who, you're mums might even recognise this one. They'll probably know the lyrics to begin with and will end up getting lost in the music. Next...

3. Lonely World

One of the greatest tracks to come from Results May Vary. Filled with emotion, that shit they really like.

2. Lightz 

Lightz is a track Limp Bizkit produced under the mainstream label Cash Money and it certainly ended up coming out sounding that way. It's not a bad track in my opinion, but moms are really going to dig that hook. The lyrical content isn't very mom-friendly but at the end of the day this is Limp Bizkit.

1. Almost Over

From personal experience, this is definitely my mums favorite Limp Bizkit tune and she's a fan of the lyrics too.

Any more suggestions? Feel free to comment!
Here's a rip from today's Twitch stream with Fred. Thanks to TheArmpit for sharing this! After the 3:50 mark it gets pretty funky, definitely my favorite part!

This rip is the clearest you're going to get.

Listen below!

16 July 2014

Details on a US Tour This Fall

If you missed it, check out Fred's new Twitch stream and Endless Slaughter being played from last night. We also noted something promising about an upcoming tour.

We have learned that Fred is working on organizing a US tour this fall starting mid-september.

Currently, the only confirmed tour dates left this year start with Aftershock Festival in Sacramento on September 13th and Louder Than Life in Louisville on October 4th, both American dates, and then going over to Japan for Knot Fest in November.

Also noted during the stream last night was the possibility of Machine Gun Kelly joining forces with the band on tour. Fred noted that he may be joining them.

So far the tour is still in the talks. Stay tuned to Limp Bizkit Fanboy for further updates as they come.
Fred streamed his first ever "Virgincast" Twitch stream last night and was playing Call of Duty: Ghosts and chatted to the fans. He played Endless Slaughter in FULL on loop throughout the couple of hours he was online.

In the middle of the stream he was on the phone organizing an upcoming tour. He mentioned that he's trying to get a tour started mid-September, and that Machine Gun Kelly may be a possible support artist.

Check out this video from start to about the 2 minute mark. It catches the yet-unheard part of the track then it loops back into the beginning. 

13 July 2014

Are Limp Bizkit Still Signed to Cash Money?

It's hard to believe around two years ago that Limp Bizkit signed with Cash Money Records. Since, not including Fred's solo projects, we haven't heard anything or seen anything to tell us that Limp Bizkit are still signed to the label, especially with the release of Stampede of the Disco Elephants around the corner.

It may all be just Limp Bizkit fan speculation, but it seems as if the LB camp are riding solo with their upcoming releases - no mention of Cash Money producers or releases like Endless Slaughter being promoted by them.

Below, is an interview with Fred and Wes on BBC radio from Sonisphere. Fred mentions looking for new partners/ distributors in relation to the new album.

Listen here.

At the end of the day, Limp Bizkit are still listed on the Cash Money website. Take a look for yourself.