Limp Bizkit have returned today with the release of their new album titled ‘Still Sucks’. I will just start out with the obvious question because, as of this writing, the album has been out less than an hour. Is this partly, or entirely ‘Stampede of the Disco Elephants’? If it’s not, I’m really glad to not see ‘Ready To Go” on here. Not because I think it’s a bad song. It was released 8 years ago.
Having said that, I also know there will be a lot of you reading this waiting for me to climb aboard the hate train powered by Limp Bizkit. Let me dispel that right now. Limp Bizkit is an iconic band. If the hate train is what it takes to be cool I’d rather walk. ‘Still Sucks’ is not only a good album; it’s an iconic album. Its a return to form and a reinvigoration and reflection of roots. And ALL great bands reflect their roots. Limp Bizkit, in my opinion is a band that needed to go through everything they went through band-wise to come out the other side and sound like this. And the cherry on top is that they have the sense of humor to call the album ‘Still Sucks’. They know how vocal their haters are, but Michelle Obama said that ‘when they go low, you go high’, Limp Bizkit adds the middle finger when they look down.
The original line-up of Fred Durst, Wes Borland, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and DJ Lethal are back from hiatus to bring their world back to ours. Fred Durst and Wes Borland said in a joint statement:
“We decided we were more disgusted and bored with the state of heavy popular music than we were with each other. Regardless of where our separate paths have taken us, we recognize there is a powerful and unique energy with this particular group of people we have not found anywhere else. This is why Limp Bizkit is back.”
The guys will kick off a world tour in the Spring on the overseas festival circuit with headline shows sprinkled in throughout Eastern Europe and Europe, selected dates include, in late May, Russia, Ukraine, and the Baltic countries where Limp Bizkit has never played before despite huge demand, along with major festivals like Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in Germany, more dates to be announced shortly. A new album, which would be the original group’s first full-length effort since 2000, is also planned. Limp Bizkit’s first three albums have sold over 20 million copies in the U.S. alone, and another 13 million in the rest of the world.
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