December 4 [15:00 EDT] -- Yes, things are starting to come together for Limp Bizkit, but don't expect frontman Fred Durst to retreat behind any ivy-covered walls any time soon.
The band is waking people up with its widely-praised new album, "Three Dollar Bill, Y'All$," ["Counterfeit" Video, 750k QuickTime] and brought its brutal blend of hip-hop flavored metal to the masses on the road with the Warped tour and Faith No More. However, Durst, the band's vocalist, lyricist, and main spokesman, says he plans to stick to his up-close-and-personal approach with his fans.
"If the bands I loved came out and talked to me, came out and just talked for two seconds, it would have meant the world to me," Durst told MTV News about his band's tendency to wander through the crowd before and after their sets.
"I'm out there talking to all these fans and these kids and it totally touches them. They totally tell me how we connect with
them and they feel like I feel and they've dealt with the greedy boyfriend, they know some fake people, or they've had terrible experiences, or they know some phony guy with some ego-tripping bully guy who loves to beat the sh** out of all his friends when he gets drunk, and that's what my whole life was about. I wasn't some badass. I was the freak and everybody had to f**k with me." [1.4MB QuickTime]
Durst and his bandmates, guitarist Wes Borland, bassist Sam Rivers, drummer John Otto, and DJ Lethal (formerly of House of Pain), will continue to get in the faces of their fans on their tour with Deftones (we'll have more on the Deftones in our MTV News Online Feature Of The Week this Friday).
Here's where you can catch one of the more ferocious tours on the road today:
- 12/5 - Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargo
- 12/6 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
- 12/7 - Des Moines, IA @ Super Toad
- 12/9 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
- 12/10 - Omaha, NE @ Ranch Bowl
- 12/11 - St. Louis, MO @ Galaxy
- 12/12 - Olathe, KS @ Guitars & Cadillacs
Other upcoming Limp Bizkit dates:
- 12/13 - Minneapolis, MN @ 93X Show
- 12/15 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
- 12/16 - Grand Rapids, MI @ WKLQ Show
- 12/17 - Detroit, MI @ WRIF Festival
- 12/18 - Columbus, OH @ WAZU Show
- 12/19 - Lawrence, KS @ KLZR