Limp Bizkit Mixes George Michael And Mötley Crüe For "Faith" Video

Limp Bizkit may pay tribute to George Michael with their new single, a cover of Michael's "Faith," but the song's video can actually trace its roots to more hard-driving bands.

The clip for Limp Bizkit's version of "Faith," which is currently popping up among MTV's most requested videos on "Total Request Live," is an homage to the sweeping slo-mo tour videos of yesteryear.

"It's like bringing back those old videos, like Mötley Crüe's 'Home Sweet Home' video and the Journey video and the live tour videos, the videos that when you watched, when you got done you wanted to be a rock star," the band's frontman Fred Durst told MTV News recently of the new video.

While hard rock's golden decade of the '80s may have inspired the clip's framework, the band was also sparked by its experience on this summer's Family Values tour.

"Right now, what's going on with Family Values is the best time of our life and it's the most fun, anticipated tour that anyone could possibly...

you gotta go to it. And it's like we had to capture it, from waking up in the morning, to backstage, to setting up, to playing live to the thousands and thousands of people, the energy, the stage props, the people on tour... Ice Cube, Korn, everybody's in the video."

"Tommy Lee's in the video, from Mötley Crüe, you know Chino from the Deftones, Les Claypool from Primus, everybody's in this video. All the backstage, everything. You want to see what goes on on-tour, we're letting you see it. We're bringing it to you, and somebody hasn't done that in a while, or really hasn't captured it, so we figured this song George Michael has created for us is the perfect time to release what's going on on-tour."

As we first reported on Thursday, Limp Bizkit is already in the studio working on its next album (see "Limp Bizkit Enters Studio To Work On Sophomore Release").