Fred Durst has three words to describe "Crack Addict," the first single from Limp Bizkit's fourth studio album: "So f---ing heavy."
In a posting on the band's Web site, Durst said he's close to finishing vocals on the follow-up to 2000's Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, which is four songs away from being completed.
While the band has yet to find a replacement for guitarist Wes Borland, who left the group in the fall of 2001 (see "Limp Bizkit And Wes Borland Part Ways"), several musicians have joined Limp Bizkit in the studio, the latest being Ministry's Al Jourgensen.
"We're gonna tear some sh-- up!" Durst wrote of the collaboration.
Korn's Brian "Head" Welch, Helmet's Page Hamilton and Weezer's Rivers Cuomo have also played on the album, tentatively titled Less Is More and due April 1 (see "Korn's Head, Weezer's Rivers Record For New Limp Bizkit Album").
Rick Rubin is producing the project, which may include covers, though the Neptunes have also contributed material (see "Neptunes' Pharrell Williams Goes Over 2003 To-Do List").
Durst also used his latest posting to address reports that he and Britney Spears were in a studio together last week.
"I also know you've heard the rumors about Britney Spears. Well, a lot of you are wrong. I did not sing with her, OK?" he wrote, leaving open speculation about other methods of collaborating. "I really like her, and that's about all I should say. She's a sweet, amazing girl and I'm happy to know her right now. You are my family and you know you can trust me and my judgement!"
A Spears spokesperson would not say who the singer is working with on her next album but said the Britney follow-up is due in the fall.