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LIMP BIZKIT’S “HUGE NEWS”: THEY’VE BEEN DROPPED FROM INTERSCOPE

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Earlier this week, Fred Durst tweeted that there would be  “huge Limp Bizkit news” in December. Well, it’s December, and here’s the huge news: Metal Insider reports that during a recent interview on  Poolside with Dean Delray (whatever the hell that is), Durst revealed that the band is no longer with their longtime label —

“One of the things with Gold Cobra was that that was a record, for us, to do for ourselves, for the core fans, for some of the people that we know in the industry — its wasn’t our step forward to make a big pop, smash radio record; we just didn’t wanna make that record at that time… We have been working for awhile now to renavigate where we are going to take Limp Bizkit, and finally we have been able to get off our label and become independent.”

I’m kidding, of course, when I say that this must be the “huge news” — even if Durst is trying to put a positive spin on things, I doubt he would excitedly spread the news that Gold Cobra sold like shit and the band’s label wants nothing to do with them anymore via Twitter.

And, sadder still — this probably does not mean the end of Limp Bizkit. The band is big enough now that they can probably make more money just self-releasing, Trent Reznor style. Sure, why not? Their hardcore fan base may be small by, say, Kanye West standards, but it’s still the kinds of numbers most metal bands would kill for. And with Durst’s new sitcom at CBS still apparently a go, I think it’s safe to say that we can still count on Limp Bizkit making us completely fucking miserable for years to come.

-AR

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