Following in the footsteps of our nation’s greatest icons like President Obama and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Fred Durst, ringleader of Grammy-nominated band Limp Bizkit, took to the interwebs last night for his Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA), where he dropped his new video with Lil’ Wayne for their single “Ready to Go” and responded to his fan’s most burning questions.
Below are some highlights of Fred Durst’s epic Reddit AMA session:
On his upcoming record Stampede of the Disco Elephants on Cash Money Records:
After months shrouded in mystery, Durst unveiled when we can expect to hear his upcoming Cash Money full-length: “You will probably never SEE a Stampede of the Disco Elephants but you will hear Stampede of the Disco Elephants (#SOTDE) in its entirety, the first quarter of 2014.”<
On choosing the band name Limp Bizkit:
Naturally a fan asked what we’ve always wondered – where did the name Limp Bizkit even come from? The truth is, Durst and the other band members wanted a name that was simultaneously bizarre and easy to remember. Seems like they picked a winner – especially considering they also came up with possible band names Blood Fart, Gimp Disco and Bitch Piglet! “The name Limp Bizkit came out in a riff session when deciding what to call the band. I wanted it to have the same roll off of the tongue as Led Zeppelin, but be so odd that you would have a hard time forgetting it. We never really took our name or purpose very serious considering the chances of succeeding were slim to none at that point.”
When asked about his relationship with Detroit rapper Slim Shady, Fred expressed that he remains a loyal fan of Eminem’s music: “I choose to remember the good times we shared. He is definitely one of the very few best rappers of all time.”
On a possible Three Dollar Bill,Yall$ Reunion Tour:
Although rock bands and rap artists have collaborated since the early ‘80s, there’s nothing old-school about what you’re about to hear on Limp Bizkit’s new single “Ready To Go” featuring Lil Wayne. The multi Grammy-Award-Winning New Orleans rapper showed his rock n’ roll streak on guitar-infused album Rebirth (2010), so it makes sense that the legendary American rock band Limp Bizkit, world-renowned for heated hard rock classics like “Nookie” and “3 Dollar Bill, Yall$”, would team up with the heralded rapper and Cash Money labelmate. “Ready To Go” marks the first single off Limp Bizkit’s forthcoming full-length release Stampede of the Disco Elephants, out Fall 2013 onCash Money Records.
The single offers up a taste of what’s to come from the rock titans-Fred Durst [vocals], Wes Borland [guitars], Sam Rivers [bass], and John Otto [drums]. Boasting production from Polow da Don [Chris Brown, Pitbull], the cut is a brutal, mosh-worthy riffage and fierce scratching ensues alongside funked up bass and frenetic drumming. Paired with Lil Wayne’s rapidfire mic wrecking, “Ready To Go” strikes the ideal balance between scorching hip-hop and bombastic hard rock.
“Ready To Go” smashed iTunes charts the first week of its April 16th release, snagging #4 on the iTunes Rock Song & Rock Album Chart and peaking at #1 on the iTunes Rock Song Chart.
About “Ready To Go,”Durst comments, “We felt like it was a monster. This is a new chapter for us, and it’s exciting. We always knew we wantedWayneon there, and he killed it. The track really represents a lot of the elements that make upLimp Bizkit and always have…We still wild out in our own way.”
Besides being packed with exciting collabos, hypnotic, disorienting lyricism, and party-driven, speaker-shattering rock production, Limp Bizkit’s forthcoming album signifies the first rock band to join a label roster packed with legendary acts including Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga,and Busta Rhymes. Limp Bizkit said it best themselves when they tweeted, “The [rap] game is missing danger, electricity & rock n’ roll!!! Cash Money Limp Bizkit.”
Get ready to remove the chain because this #$*%^ is off it. Limp Bizkit wants to know: Are you “Ready To Go?”
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