Limp Bizkit will resort to self-inflicted torture this summer to write the “heaviest album you’ve ever heard,” frontman Fred Durst says.
“We’re gonna go in, no air-conditioning, 130 degree room, just mad as f
, and just go there,” he said. “We need to go there.
“We have a lot to say now, and we’re really emotional,” he continued. “The success has allowed us to step back and look at the world.”
Durst said Limp Bizkit have worked on some new material during sound checks, but they plan to start largely afresh when they return from their European tour in late June.
The singer said the album will be “totally opposite” from last year’s Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, even going as far as to call it “anti-Chocolate Starfish.”
But Limp Bizkit aren’t so over their current album that they’re done spinning off material from it – a slew of “My Way” remixes are on the way, including renditions by Puff Daddy and William Orbit (Madonna). Durst described Puffy’s version – which he said he’ll release online – as “real simple” and Orbit’s as more “driving.” DJ Premier and DJ Lethal are also each remixing the song, Durst said. “The more you hear [“My Way”], the more you understand it and relate to it,” he said, explaining the reason for the multiple remixes. “It’s one of those songs that will grow on you.”
The members of Limp Bizkit are pursuing separate projects while the band is on a break from the road until early May. DJ Lethal is working on his solo debut, while guitarist Wes Borland is touring with his side project, Big Dumb Face. Durst is also fiddling with some solo music, in between various other projects that range from directing videos for Staind and Cold to preparing for his film directorial debut with a movie called “Runts.” The singer said he’ll put out a solo album some day, but for now, it’s low on his list of priorities.
“Limp Bizkit isn’t in the studio every single day, but Lethal is with his stuff, Wes is with his stuff, and I am at my house with my stuff,” he said. “I have things I’m working on that are just me – I create everything from drums to guitar, bass – everything. It’s a whole ‘nother side to see.”