After hearing Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst tee off on them on stage and on television, the Florida modern rockers of Creed have responded, calling Durst's behavior at a recent concert "immature and egotistical."
As we reported on Monday, things got strange at last weekend's KROCK Dysfunctional Family Picnic outside of New York when Limp's set got off to a late start. Durst proceeded to call Creed singer Scott Stapp an "egomaniac" and "a f***ing punk" (see "Limp, Creed Trade Barbs At KROCK Show"). Durst then furthered his rant against Stapp on MTV's "Total Request Live" on Monday.
Creed's camp responded to the situation on Tuesday, issuing a statement (alleged to be from the entire band) that reads, "We are extremely disappointed that Fred Durst has taken his personal feelings toward us public, considering we have never met or spoken to him. We are more disappointed that Fred is manipulating the media and the truth
by using Creed as a scapegoat for his own immature and egotistical actions."
Creed goes on to charge that Limp went on late because Durst was disappointed with his band's placement on the KROCK bill (the band was scheduled to play before Stone Temple Pilots, Ozzy Osbourne, and Creed). "He then refused to go on stage causing management from KROCK, Creed, Stone Temple Pilots, and Ozzy Osbourne to spend nearly an hour trying to figure out how to get Limp Bizkit to take the stage. Fred finally agreed to play only after he 'finished his dinner,' having accomplished his obvious goal of delaying his set."
Limp Bizkit's record label, Interscope Records, has said that Limp arrived late at the venue (and therefore late for its set) because of confusion over the band's set time.
As for the show that started it all, MTV2 will air full coverage of the Dysfunctional Family Picnic during the weekend of July 8.