While an invitation from Ozzy Osbourne might seem like a good enough reason to join a tour, Limp Bizkit said there's another reason they are hopping on board this summer's Ozzfest.
Speaking with our colleagues in the MTV Radio Network while playing the spring break edition of MTV's "Fashionably Loud," the band said the fact that Tool is on the tour this year is a big reason they decided to join Ozzfest.
"Tool is like one of my favorite bands," Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst told MTV News in an earlier interview. "I mean, they are beyond a doubt one of the best bands in the world. Whether you like them or not, you just can't help but respect what they're doing. It's phenomenal. They take you on a journey with every song, and it seems like it's perfect, you know? I really believe that when he says he sold his soul to make a record. They're out there. Something happened to those guys.
They're special. There's something about that band." [250k Audio]
Speaking specifically about the appeals of Tool, Durst raved, "Tool is the chills and the sound. I mean, they don't do anything but stand there. Maynard does a couple weird kicks with his foot, and you're just like, 'Oh my God.' You can't believe it. I'm really, really impressed by Tool since 'Opiate.' It touches me hard. I listen to what he says, and I believe in God, (Maynard) obviously doesn't. He has a problem with the religion thing, the organized religion thing. I don't think that I'm really into organized religion. I believe in God, but everything he says makes sense. You listen to his words, and you're like, 'Holy s**t, how did you write that song?' And he sings in ways that... like you can hear the influence of Maynard in the (Limp Bizkit) song 'Nobody Loves Me' in the middle, in the break-down in the middle. I actually copied the
way he sings." [500k Audio]
Fred will get the chance to tell Maynard in person about his affinity for his band when Limp Bizkit and Tool join Ozzy, Megadeth, Sevendust, Coal Chamber, System of a Down, the Melvins and others on this year's Ozzfest which kicks off on July 3 at the PNC Bank Center in Holmdel, New Jersey (see "Ozzy Taps Limp Bizkit, Foos, Pantera, Slayer, Others For Ozzfests").