The always-evocative Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst weathered another round of negative reaction in the last few weeks, this time related to its nationwide audition tour for a new guitarist. Some trying out reportedly complained about the process, including having their 60 seconds in the spotlight cut short, while one would-be Bizkit member even suggested in a much-forwarded email that the group was potentially stealing individuals’ music by having them sign off on a release form.
Speaking to LAUNCH at the close of the audition tour, Durst offered a solution to the group’s critics, or “haters,” as he prefers to call them. “You know, I’m just like, ‘f-k you.’ If you’re haters, f-k you, period. I don’t give a f-k. You’ll grow out of it. And as a human being I love you to death and I understand where you’re coming from, and the best thing you can do is shut the f-k up and quit making an ass out of yourself, you know what I mean? If you hate it, and don’t give a f-k about it, and just despise everything or anything about Limp Bizkit, me or anybody, then get the f-k out of our life and go find something else to do, you f-king hater, you know what I mean? If you don’t like hot dogs don’t f-king hang out at Pink’s and eat hot dogs all day. It’s like that easy, you know what I mean?”
Pink’s is the famed hot-dog eatery in Los Angeles.
Durst continues, “If you don’t like Limp Bizkit get the f-k out of my website every f-king day. You’re only making it more of a popular website, you know what I mean? Go away. You want us to go away? Everybody go away. And that will work. I promise.”
The Put Your Guitar Where Your Mouth Is tour began January 11 in Fresno, California and featured two dozen open auditions along the way. The travels featured thousands of auditions, several stand-out performers, and in the case of the group’s stop in Portland, Oregon, a coconut cream pie connecting with Durst’s head.
However, no clear-cut winner has been found to replace departed guitarist Wes Borland.