The members of Limp Bizkit are close to completing work on their next album, the follow-up to the group's 1997 record, "Three Dollar Bill Y'all." The hip-hop/metal outfit, which was thrust into the spotlight via its cover of George Michael's "Faith," has been huddled in the studio with Korn singer Jonathan Davis, Dr. Dre protege Eminem, rapper Method Man, and Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland.
As we previously reported (see "Limp Bizkit Looks To Coach Weiland For Help On Album"), Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst took some vocal lessons from the STP frontman while working on the new record, and Durst says that the two intend on maintaining their creative relationship through additional collaborations.
The duo already has one non-musical project lined up -- a film which Durst will write and direct with his friend, director Mark Racco, and which will have a fairly prominent role for Weiland.
"It's kinda like a, its
probably an 'Easy Rider' meets 'The Breakfast Club' of 1999 with a really dark twist to it," Durst said, "a really real twist to it and Scott's going to be in the movie. He's going to have a really cool role in the movie, but I don't know if I should give away the character. No, because then I'd have to tell the story."
"[The character is] a mysterious hitchhiker type of individual," offered Weiland.
Although the Bizkit-backed film is still in the preliminary stages, the group's new album is expected to hit store shelves in April. For more information on Limp Bizkit's new projects, be sure to check out "MTV News 1515" this weekend, airing on Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.