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Merry Christmas and 2023 tours info and thoughts from us!

Ho ho ho! Team BizkitLive wishes you a merry christmas! We got some info regarding the 2023 tours that might interest you so this post will be a very long one. Disclaimer: We don’t have a source inside as of writing this but can confirm some of the numbers and info mentioned below.

— Rescheduled European Tour ticket sales updates —

Ticket sales are going excellent! These seven of ten total headline shows are sold out:

Wien, Austria (3600)
Frankfurt, Germany (4800)
Tilburg, Netherlands (3000)
Manchester, England (2600)
Birmingham, England (3000)
both London, England shows (2x 4900 people)

München and Stuttgart are also looking very good with tickets running low for both (München venue has a capacity of 5800 and the venue in Stuttgart has a capacity of 7000 in the pit). Prague (capacity of 3000) still has tickets available and Paaspop still has day tickets available for the day where Limp Bizkit plays.
These numbers probably give a better explanation why the band will tour Europe twice within three months but more about that in the following part.

— Further predictions by us for Limp Bizkit tours 2023 —

We got quite a few for you – please take them with a grain of salt:

First: South America! Over the course of 2022 more and more rumors of the band touring South America again floated around.
Rumored to take place in January then pushed to early 2023, we can tell you that as of writing this there are still negotiations to go through which means we may have to wait for that tour to happen for some more, yet.

Second: USA! With the band scheduled to play two festivals in May and August we assume that there will be another US tour eventually in 2023. Wes confirmed in an interview months ago that the band had planned a second US tour leg for the end of 2022 but it didn’t happen. How the tour could look like and when precisely it will take place? We have no clue as of now.

Third: Australia / New Zealand / Japan / more in Asia! Given that the band won’t appear at the Knotfest Festivals (Australia & Japan) in March and April we assume that if they return it will be on another occasion and only if the demand is guaranteed.

Fourth: Europe Part 2! Now that was a nice surprise on Tuesday, was it not? The band returning to Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park for the first time in ten years surely is something we didn’t expect. Given the ticket sales for the rescheduled dates look very good we assume that we will see a good amount of extra shows for June announced in early 2023.

Here are our thoughts about what could be and what not:

Germany: Since all five confirmed shows of both tours so far are only in the southern part of the country and since the Hannover show (originally planned for 2022) has been cancelled we expect that Limp Bizkit will add at least two headline shows in the northern part of Germany – Berlin and Hamburg to be precise. Given that demand for more shows in Germany were one the main reasons that the band toured Europe twice in 2015 and 2018 we assume that there will be even more headline shows in the country.

As for certain other European countries, here is what is known and what not:

– UK: there were some (very unusual) rumors about the band playing at the famous Glastonbury Festival in England but it just doesn’t seem likely; Download Festival in Donington, England may also be out of the books as they got most of their lineup together
– France: the headline show in Paris (scheduled for 2022) has been officially cancelled too and Hellfest was rumored for some time but only the opening festival slot is available now so it’s very unlikely that the band will play there
– Spain: still 0 info about the Madrid show, perhaps it will be rescheduled for June, but no confirmation so far
– Belgium: Graspop may be possible and was rumored some time ago, but so far no confirmation
– Netherlands: given that the Tilburg show is sold out, another headline show in Amsterdam’s AFAS Live and/or an appearance at Pinkpop Festival may be possible, but no confirmation so far
– Luxembourg: perhaps another headline show at the Rockhal, but no confirmation so far
– Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Switzerland and Portugal: the appearances at festivals they were supposed to play at in 2022 are cancelled since the band won’t tour Europe in August
– Austria: Nova Rock already confirmed all it’s headliners so it’s very unlikely that the band will play there
– Switzerland: Greenfield Festival also confirmed all it’s headliners as well but it seems that there is one vacant spot on the co-headliners spot – a headline show in Zürich may be in the cards´in case they don’t play at Greenfield
– Italy: we hear you Italians request the band to come back to your country all the time – no signs so far though..

Check out all 2023 tour dates here!

We will have the 2022 show pages live until the first European Tour of 2023. See you all next year for plenty of Limp Bizkit live coverage!

Rehearsals starting soon – BizkitLive poll: Which songs off Still Sucks do you want to see played live this year for sure? Vote now!

DJ Lethal has revealed that rehearsals for the 2022 shows are coming up very soon!

That’s why we want to know from you:

Which songs off Still Sucks do you want to see played live this year for sure?
You can choose 3 songs and you can vote only once.
You can vote until February 20th – 8 pm CET!

  • Out Of Style (27%, 558 Votes)
  • Dirty Rotten Bizkit (22%, 454 Votes)
  • Dad Vibes (13%, 267 Votes)
  • You Bring Out The Worst In Me (8%, 174 Votes)
  • Turn It Up, Bitch (7%, 151 Votes)
  • Pill Popper (7%, 142 Votes)
  • Barnacle (5%, 106 Votes)
  • Goodbye (4%, 87 Votes)
  • Snacky Poo (3%, 72 Votes)
  • Don't Change (2%, 36 Votes)
  • Love The Hate (2%, 36 Votes)
  • Empty Hole (1%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 769

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New Album “StillSucks” drops on Halloween!

The time is finally here – Limp Bizkit’s new album called “StillSucks” is arriving this Halloween!

Tracklist:

01. Out Of Style
02. Dirty Rotten Bizkit
03. Dad Vibes
04. Turn It Up, Bitch
05. Don’t Change
06. You Bring Out The Worst In Me
07. Love The Hate
08. Barnacle
09. Empty Hole
10. Pill Popper
11. Snacky Poo
12. Goodbye

Check out the announcement video by Wes here:

Wes appears on Joe Letz’s podcast

Wes guested on Joe Letz’s (ex-Combichrist) LETZ TALK SHIT Podcast on February 28th live on YouTube! They talked for more than one and a half hours, where Wes revealed some info regarding Limp Bizkit as well as his side projects and of course his current main project, the Space Zebra podcast! Here is our transscript:

Limp Bizkit related:
– biggest question he gets asked when catching up with friends these days is: “when will shows come back – are you guys playing this year?” – he answers it with “We’re probably not playing this year. We would love to but probably not.”
– confirms he has no intentions to leave the band again (“now I’m back forever”)
– Woodstock was NOT the craziest show he ever played, mentions the Big Day Out 2001 Sydney show where Jessica Michalik died the craziest show he ever played and also tells about that tour became worse and worse
– calls the Big Day Out show something that will always be a scar in his soul for the rest of his life, recalls how he saw her getting pulled out of the crowd and how the show was a nightmare
– to this day he loses his mind every time he sees any kind of barricade trouble coming up at a show he plays
– about the beginning times: he never thought that anything good was gonna happen and rather thought it was just gonna be a short run getting signed and be around for a year
– about Results May Vary: “I think there were a couple of great songs on it but it just wasn’t the same magic that they had before”
– names the quick success reason for “arrested development” of the band members and it took much time for them to properly grow up and get along with each other
– at the end of 2008, when it became clear that Wes would rejoin Limp Bizkit, they decided to let the past events go and start their interactions from 0 and as adults
– that helped a lot in communicating better and understanding each other
– the climate is much better right now because everyone has grown up to be adults
– “when the pandemic is over, we are gonna be touring our asses off, probably until we die”
– when asked about bad guitar tech experiences, he mentions his late 90s guitar tech Richie (who passed away) because he did many drugs – with that Wes tells about how DJ Lethal used to call him “beetle juice” all the time to offend him; also tells about how Richie didn’t manage to get his 4 string guitar shipped to the Bahamas for the MTV Blow Up The Boat appearance in 1999 –
therefore another guitar had to be adjusted for him so he could play Nookie and on top of that he didn’t get his pedalboard right at that show either. Ultimately it led to Wes firing him and Richie begging him not to. Later Wes tells how Richie was working with Tool for a short period of time and how Maynard from Tool pranked Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails by suggesting him to get Richie as guitar tech when Trent asked for any guitar tech recommendations; Wes concludes that he loved him and that the band loved having him around as he brought life to them every day, he just wasn’t capable of his job due to drug abuse
– Wes also tells about a tourmanager from Seattle (without saying his name) who went absolutely crazy on them and explains how he was putting all of their passports and money in a bathtub and filled it up with water, causing the bathroom to drain and the water to run all over his hotel room; that guy also wrote Fred a death threat letter with tear drops and Wes explained further how out of control that night in the hotel was; Wes says this happened in Belarus, so it might be about the 2010 tour and adds that they left him there and that his parents had to get him and bring him back to Seattle
– calls “having all this shit on me”, referring to outfits, not pleasant
– when asked about his most favorite songs to play live, he mentions that when Nobody Loves Me made it back to the setlist in 2019 for a few shows he loved playing that song again and also mentioned 9 Teen 90 Nine as a fun song to play live
– when Joe remembers Wes and John going through a Metallica jam before a show (we think it’s about the first time Sad But True was covered before the bridge of Hot Dog at the Düsseldorf 2016.08.16 show) Wes mentions how sometimes he would talk things through with John before a show regarding spontaneous jams
– he loves how the band, especially after all these years, has such a tight connection, especially musically – elaborates with the the fact that they can just talk something through and pull it off on the spot and that one member can feel what the other member is about to play
– about the live shows: “we’re not always sure what’s gonna happen, like there’s some elements that are planned but we do changes during the set, we call audibles, we will throw songs in, we will take songs out, there’s been times where we just go completely off setlist, we’re never on tracks, that’s the one thing that makes it exciting because you never know what’s gonna happen and also the big part of the show is the crowd, it’s the people watching like we don’t know what they are gonna do – like they’re totally lame which almost never happens but if there is a weird vibe it will totally change the show.” he kept going with “we almost never do encores but if the crowd is great enough” before explaining how the band played an unplanned encore at the Berlin 2018.06.12 show (accidently? saying playing 2h 45 instead of planned 1h 30 but it was around 1h 40 minutes in the end)
– Wes confirmed that there were many live plans for Limp Bizkit in both 2020 and 2021 but not happening due to Covid and then explains how usually the band would play tours with headline dates between headlining festial performances and that they only do it if there will be financial profit in the end
– towards the end he confirms that he is going crazy over not being able to play live at the moment
– 26-28 songs in the pool for the album and Fred has been working on vocals during the pandemic; obviously no release during the pandemic because supporting it wouldn’ve be possible
– he wants to come in contact with people again and jump into crowds again and do the things he does during Limp Bizkit shows

 

his guitar tech Kadaver joins in at around minute 39 and then they talk for some minutes:
– the extra samplers and projectors that Wes had on his pedalboard in 2015 and 2016 were partially done to gap the missing Lethal interludes at the time
– Wes called that “annoying in a good way”
– Wes doesn’t see wearing women’s underwear on stage as a problem, says you have to wear them backwards
– Kadaver mentions the Boomtown 2018 incident, where the pedal board suffered partially irreperable damage due to a huge amount of water falling on it after there was rain the entire day and he further explains how he was busy all day off long in Frankfurt, Germany and that it took until soundcheck at the show day after to get most of it working again
– then they talk about the Malibu fires where the pedalboard burned down in Fred’s house when Wes was staying there for some time (more about that below)
– Wes recalls that the pedalboard must have been made of aluminium because it was completely gone when the fires were done
– Kadaver then talks about the first show in Kazakhstan (Almaty) back in 2015, where the pedalboard and Wes’ monitoring rig didn’t make it there due to overweight on the cargo plane
– recalls how Wes was convinced they had to cancel the show and how the local promoter helped them get the rig together from local musicians in the city
– later towards the end of the stream and long after Kadaver is gone, Wes mentions that they call him by his nickname “meat paws” because he is so tall and has giant hands
– also tells about a night in Poland where he and Kadaver got drunk with Polish vodka and did a slap contest for fun

regarding Ross Robinson:
– lived with Ross at his house during the recording of Three Dollar Bill, Y’all – felt inseperable from him at the time
– calls him a huge influence and explains how Ross taught him how to get the most rowdy sound, how it is important to be in the moment and how the performance you catch in that moment is more important than the sound you get on a record
– Ross worked on the Black Light Burns songs Mesopotamia and helped produce Carina Round’s backing vocals for Cruel Melody

 

regarding Goatslayer:
– 1 album is out, 21 more have been made
– most of them are for him and Ross to listen back, like a memory
– his mom hates the album cover of music’s greatest and final achievement; Wes elaborates how she was upset with him going with this cover and also how his father didn’t like it

 

his side projects:
– he has so many side projects because he doesn’t feel that he can combine everything he does in one project – compares it to not combining different kinds of meals into one meal
– he thinks he has to concentrate on one aspect per project and do that well
– development deal with Interscope for Eat The Day went for three years
– plans to do a livestream for Black Light Burns, Big Dumb Face and his solo stuff and with a 5 person band consisting of: Nick Annis on guitar, Fred Sablan on bass, Hayden Scott on drums and Alex Rosson for second drummer and electronic instrumentals
– for the livestream he plans to perform some of his solo songs in a “Black Light Burns heavier way” and he is adapting those songs into a Black Light Burns like style; calls the proces pretty easy to do

 

his solo project:
– recommends Crystal Machete on vinyl due to the bonus track ‘Ithaca’ and because the songs transmit into each other and there’s no hard cut like on the streaming platforms version
– those hard cuts led to him making “start and finish” songs on The Astral Hand so people would not complain anymore

 

Big Dumb Face:
– second album “Where is Duke Lion? He’s dead..” covers some of the story of his solo album Crystal Machete
– about the Jesus Retreats video: done in Detroit when he was all on his own and going crazy, recalls recording himself singing and projecting Haunted Mansion style

 

Black Light Burns:
– Joe and Wes got to know each other for the first time in Atlanta, Georgia at Andy LaPlegua’s big warehouse (which served as rehearsal space for Combichrist at the time) and because of Black Light Burns getting the support slot for the Combichrist tour in early 2009
– Wes recalls how great the tour was and remembers how Dennis Sanders was a wild man and got them into some trouble – names almost crashing the bus when the curtain dropped and a party night resulting in the bus driver leaving them while Wes was sleeping already and it resulted in Wes getting told to get Dennis under control
– Wes and Joe talk about how Joe almost became the drummer of Black Light Burns for the touring cycle for The Moment You Realize You’re Going To Fall but it didn’t happen because he ended up being the opening DJ for the Rammstein tour at the time
– about Dylan Taylor, who ended up drumming instead: Wes calls him a douche and says he played ok for a while

 

Los Angeles and Covid:
– calls the Los Angeles area “dumpster fire of Covid”
– he knows a bunch of people getting Covid and also tells about the desperation around where he lives (near Echo Park Lake) due to many homeless people setting up camps there
– also talks about the crime rate going up there and police helicopters flying over their area with the flashing lights on constantly – kind of compares it to what you see in GTA
– calls the current situation a compilation of multiple problems the US has and labels it as “so sad and way to bring your day down”

 

music/touring industry related:
– labels Sonny Moore (aka Skrillex) one of the most talented artists he knows, tells a bit about his time in From First To Last
– his favorite pop record of recent years is Beyonce’s Lemonade
– he didn’t like The Weeknd’s SuperBowl performance much, felt very one-dimensional and he thinks they should’ve brought Ariana Grande, Cardi B or Nicki Minaj
– “no” when asked about if Justin Bieber should’ve played the SuperBowl
– praises Flake from Rammstein much, especially for his dancing moves and mentions that he hates America
– called the socially distanced The Flaming Lips concerts ridiculous and clarifies that he would never want to play like this in the future because it sucks

 

about the California fires in 2018, where he lived with Fred to record material for the new album:
– he was able to rescue his 4 string and some other guitars
– he almost grabbed his pedalboard but he didn’t in the end
– recalls how Fred messaged him that morning that he thinks they have to evacuate; after that Wes explains that he started packing and Dallas (Fred’s son) left first followed by him (Wes) and then Fred didn’t think the fire was actually gonna jump the Pacific Coast Highway and hit the house so he really took his time and ended up having to escape on his motorcycle with his backpack on because he waited until 11 (Wes left at around 9 o’clock)
– Wes explains that Fred lost all the band’s hard drives where they had been recording the new album on, he lost three microphones, speakers, all of his kids’ photos
– despite losing all the hard drives where new material was recorded on, they ended up finding all the stuff on other hard drives and they are able to put that together in the future

 

about the Space Zebra Podcast and live streams with Bobby:
– praises Bobby for his open and talkative attitude
– explains how Stomp Producer Jake came together because he grew up in a way different generation than Bobby and Wes, proven by the fact that he does not know older celebrities or bands such as Angus Young or Pearl Jam
– puts most of his efforts on Space Zebra right now
– he always wanted to do a shirt with a skull on it and the caption “skull shirt” to make fun of all the bands who put a skull and their band name on their shirts”
– the Hot Dogs shirt design was funny to him
– he loves the Daddy’s boy shirt – originally the caption was going to be “god is my daddy” but the rest of the his environment liked “daddy’s boy” more so he went with that
– he is currently preparing a tiki cup for the collection
– more upcoming designs including a shirt with a hula girl with the caption “I’ve never been to Hawaii” (he shared a draft of that design which you can check out below)
– a whole series called “Demons in paradise” is coming up as well, combining the Pacific Rim and Satan

Personal:
– he plans to build a studio in the bottom unit of the duplex apartment he moved in a few months ago with his fiancé Alie since their neighbors are moving out and it’s a huge benefit for them due to more space available soon; at the very end he elaborates a bit and reveals that he wants to put a greenscreen to shoot videos and basically have a painting, music and filming studio there
– since there are currently close to plants due to all of Wes’ working equipment in the apartment, he adds that Alie wants plants in the apartment and that he loves them, too
– his favorite cooking show is “Just A Dash” by Matty Matheson who also appeared on the Space Zebra podcast
– he also loves the Master Chef and Master Chef Junior cooking shows – labels them the shows he watches the most on streaming services along with WandaVision
– he feels like there is endless amount of stuff to watch, though
– loves the current/recent talks in the US to raise minimum wage to 15$/ hour
– the other questions he gets asked frequently is if he can see through his black eye contacts
– to the question how he made his hair look so awesome in the 90s he replied that he looked like a moron in those times
– he just sold his house in Detroit
– he is obsessed with tiki stuff – loves the culture as well as the exotica and Hawaaian music despite never being to Hawaii
– he loves sober Joe (Letz) but there are a couple gems from the old times that he would love to see again

Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water turns 20!

The album that made Limp Bizkit famous all over the world turns 20 – happy birthday Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water!
To celebrate the major anniversary, you can now listen to a new recording from the
Anger Management Tour 2000 that was completely unknown until this year!

Enjoy the full Anaheim, CA 2000-11-21 set!

Highlights include songs such as ‘Counterfeit’ and ‘9 Teen 90 Nine’ and of course the at the time very fresh tracks from the album such as ‘Full Nelson’, ‘My Generation’ and the last performance of ‘Getcha Groove On’ ever – of course with Xzibit.
Huge thanks goes out to BouldernBun aka highdesert for releasing the recording almost 20 years after it was made!

For more information about this show including setlist, click on the showpage here!

If you want to download the recording in lossless format, you can so here. Please be kind and don’t convert it to lossy formats (mp3 etc.)
unless it’s for personal playback.

 

Wes live chat with Daniel P Carter

Wes went live on Instagram with Daniel P. Carter, host of BBC Radio 1, yesterday! They talked for almost 75 minutes, where Wes revealed new info involving all his projects including “The Demos” by Eat The Day, the upcoming Goatslayer releases, Black Light Burns, Big Dumb Face, his solo album and of course the new Limp Bizkit album! You can hear our rip of the stream below and here is our transscript:

 

His plans right now:
– in Detroit for plans to move out the house, but stuck now, so he works in the studio
– if quarantine keeps going on and on, recording tracks and releasing them is his plan to go

 

Eat The Day:
– he is happy about the positive feedback; album was really important for the entire band
– “The Demos” was only mastered, no re-recording
– they were written and recorded in a band rehearsal room on Hollywood Blvd, right across scientology center, not in studio
– the name “The Demos” because not properly recorded in a studio
– after he left LB in 2001 Interscope retained Wes as artist, put him on development deal
– Interscope wanted him to do a new kind of Limp Bizkit record because at the time he left LB with no intention to return
– two great vocalists were selected at the time and recorded their vocals over some tracks and he and his brother Scott tried to vocals for the Eat The Day album too
– Interscope said they didn’t like the Eat The Day tracks over multiple times back then because they preferred a rap-rock sound
– Wes got the tip that no vocals were needed a few years ago by a producer who also produced A Perfect Circle
– five more songs of Eat The Day exist – they are searching for them on their archives – may or may not be released as an EP if they find them
– both label not wanting to do the record the way the band wanted and no vocalist led to eat the day not continuing
– the name Eat The Day came from the name of one of his brother Scott’s synthesizers

 

Solo albums:
– The Astral Hand will probably be about 9 songs – 2 songs were released as the Matadors and Daughters EP in 2018 to promote the performance at Moogfest
– Rules for Crystal Machete and The Astral Hand: no distorted guitar, no help from anyone else, no effected vocals
– Hayden Scott on drums for both albums
If he has ever thought about creating a completely electronic album:
– Crystal Machete was almost completely electronic and that it was aimed to be his version of Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Vol. II album because it’s a perfect example of what ambient music should be for him
– after he moved from Los Angeles to Detroit years ago, he didn’t work in his studio for 1 1/2 years
– when the studio in Detroit was ready, Crystal Machete was ready in his head, that’s why he was able to record and finish within six weeks
– he prefers working in the morning, Crystal Machete six weeks were starting at 5:30 and finish at 4 in the afternoon

 

Recalling the four hour solo set at Moogfest in 2018, this is what Wes had to say:
– Set went from noon to 4 pm without possibility to pee in between
– a friend of his, Alex Rawson, joined him on drums
– one half shot of whisky before the set, one water bottle for the entire set; he took one sip at a time only so he didn’t have to pee
– when he saw on his watch 90 minutes passed, he was like “2 1/2h left yet?”
– he never rehearsed for full 4 hours before, rather about 1h 10 minutes
– no setlist, he used a notebook for paragraphs notes for improvising, he didnt make it to the end of the notes by the time he finished the set and he said he could’ve played four more hours
– calls it the hardest but the most rewarding thing he has ever done, because you get in a trance flow when it goes that long

 

Big Dumb Face:
– christmas themed record planned to be done by christmas this year with original member and co-vocalist Kyle Weeks
– more Duke Lion is to come – spoiler alert: he gets reincarnated every time he dies and turns into a new person that is just as good hearted but has less power. Wes adds that it’s basically to become worse and worse more boring and boring

 

Black Light Burns:
– new Black Light Burns with Travis Barker, he recorded all drums already
– Travis Barker’s drum tracks were originally for another project, but Wes realized that this will be for Black Light Burns
– 22 songs with Travis on drums recorded; 17 songs to choose from for album
– Danny Lohner could be getting involved in the process for the new album again
– Wes will be working on the songs and do vocals then
– Wes isn’t sure if it will be released this year and adds “whenever I finish lyrics and vocals”
– liked touring in a sprinter, setting up own gear and being in a small setting (band members + FOH engineer) – reminds him of what things were like in his earlier days
– he also remembers starting on time even if they were ready to start earlier
– he isn’t sure if BLB will tour again

 

Goatslayer:
– started in his young days before Limp Bizkit
– two albums next week, 23 total to be released in the future
– 16 hours of music

 

about his time with Marilyn Manson:
– he was in the band for 8 months total back in 2008
– despite spending nights watching movies and going through Manson’s book collection as inspiration, he wasn’t involved in the writing process because Twiggy Ramirez just returned at that time too and Manson said it was going to be about Twiggy’s inspirations

 

Limp Bizkit:

New album:
– there are at least 35 instrumental songs for the new album
– Fred works with different producers and has a mic setup at his house
– three more studio sessions since last time Daniel Carter was with them in the studio in Los Angeles (roughly three to four years ago)
– Fred finished vocals on several songs
– It will be the classic “picking 10 or 11 for a record”
– “It is slowly getting there.”

other info:
– he regrets leaving LB the way he did in 2001 because he was a brag about it
– calls himself stubborn at that time and added that he made “terrible decisions out of emotion instead of logic”
– he told a story about Maynard Keenan (vocalist of Tool) pulling a dick move at the band at one of the shows of Ozzfest 98 when the two bands toured together: one day he came on set with a chair and book to sidestage for the entire set reading the book and as the show ended he closed the book, took his chair then went back backstage without having watched LB play
– when Daniel mentions that he and Wes have been talking about how each of Wes’ stage looks describes a personality that starts to take over, Wes adds that he would behave in a certain way if he did a certain thing and it would grow more and more and that 80% of the stage looks is the costume chosen before tour and the remaining 20% of it a spontaneous decision before first show

Fred joined to watch the stream right before Daniel and Wes talked about the following two topics.

comparing Woodstock 1999 and Big Day Out 2001 to shows now:
– so large and they did not know what was going on
– stage was full of celebrities
– not as horrifying as Big Day Out 2001 (R.I.P. Jessica) ; then went on to talk about Big Day Out 2001
– Wes called Jessica’s death as something “that stays in your heart forever”
– as for the Big Day Out show, he added: bad security, bad barricades (Fred at that moment via livestream chat: “BDO wasn’t professional. We said we refuse to play because of security. Promoter insisted we go on or there will be a riot. Then….”)
– Wes remembers someone throwing an acoustic guitar in it’s case during one of the interruptions and the case exploded and opened up and John’s drum tech at the time picked it from the set and Wes was just like “what is happening – this is insanity.” he thinks that show was overwhelmed and badly set up and just a nightmare.
– they kept asking the crowd to calm down and back off during the show

Security at Limp Bizkit shows nowadays:
– nowadays LB are “super heavy handed” in terms of security such as correct barriers etc. in place
– there were shows after Big Day Out where he got stressed out because part of the barricade wasn’t 100% safe and it made people freak out and panic and security would be holding barricades and it would cause him anxiety attacks

his decision to return to Limp Bizkit:
– when people including his idols whom he met and press went against LB over the years, it was like a turning point for him to return
– Les Claypool from Primus once said to him “once in a boyband, always in a boyband”
– Wes says he let idols words and actions control his feelings and actions, now he doesn’t care as much because he knows what they are doing and it’s not up to other peoples opinions, because LB is a controversial band that not many take serious.
he owns it and loves it and he is happy to be in LB
– he started really owning and embracing to be in and playing with Limp Bizkit after he played the 2 shows with Manson in 2008
– When somebody asked if Wes would ever join Fred on vocals for Limp Bizkit: “you never know but he’d have to get back to LA first” (in that moment Fred mentioned in the stream chat for fun that Wes would be doing all vocals)

about playing the last tour with two broken fingers:
– happened when he punched a door when he lost his temper
– shows were interresting
– he got the pins of the bones out 4 hours before the flight to Russia was due to take off
– LB songs are easy to play so he could play with 3 fingers

 

Painting:
– mostly varnishing and packing in Detroit, no painting right now
– artwork from eat the day album came from that, painted in 2016; it was not intended for Eat The Day at first
– he paints a lot of stuff and then he gets to a point where he doesnt know what to do with it
– he has enough paintings for a large art show. Plan for that was later this year, but the current situation is not allowing him to do it – pushed back for now
– he exhibited in group shows with other artists
– It might be in LA and he adds that he talked with Marilyn Manson about this and Manson advised him to put prices very high to give an attitude of never intending to sell – Wes also mentions Marilyn Manson being one of his favorite people
– he has 10 of large series paintings (6×4 ft; roughly 180x120cm)
– he doesnt know if he will sell outside of the planned art gallery show
– he doesnt know yet if he will do a clean house sale again like a few years ago including older guitars
– he will decide that after he moved out of the house in Detroit

 

Personal:
– he thinks many studio tracks have too much “production refinement” nowadays
– one of the main thrills for him to play shows is going into crowds – he doubts he will be able to go into crowds again for some time because of Covid-19
– his favorite frontmen ever are David Yow (The Jesus Lizard) and Nick Cave
– when asked what book he would recommend to someone he named Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut
– first song he learned on guitar: Pipeline by Dick Dale
– dream collab: not particular person, but in general a film score with somebody
– once he gets interrupted in his studio work time, he has trouble getting the flow back

when asked what album off his catalogue he is most proud:
– he doesn’t want to make a pick, it’s like comparing music tastes for him
– most fun album in terms of writing and recording was Crystal Machete

when asked how he would warn his young self about the music business, he answered:
– better security set up at shows, not trusted locals security as much as they did back then so they could’ve put less people in danger

when asked about his favorite metal albums, he named these:
– Megadeth – Rust In Peace
– Carcass – Necroticism – Descanting the Insalubrious
– Metallica’s first four albums (Kill ‘Em All, Ride The Lightning, Master Of Puppets, … And Justice For All)
– Primus – Sailing the Seas of Cheese
– after thatn he was asked for his favorite album by Queens Of The Stone Age, to which he replied “Songs For The Deaf”

when asked about three people he would like to have meal with, dead or alive, he named:
– John Singer Sergeant
– Alejandro Jodorowsky
– he was joking about Hitler, but finally stated it “definitely not Hitler!” before finishing the list with
– Richard David James from Aphex Twin
– finally he added host Daniel Carter himself to the list, to which Daniel said “we need to do that” and that’s how the second stream ended.

 

Listen to the full live chat here:

Full Troubadour show audio recording

It has been one year since DJ Lethal returned to Limp Bizkit in New Zealand and also one year since we launched this version of our website!
No matter if you were watching our videos on our YouTube channel or following our coverage on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagramthank you for your continuous support over the years!

Less than two weeks ago, the original lineup of Limp Bizkit, including Fred Durst on vocals, Wes Borland on guitar, Sam Rivers on bass, John Otto on drums and DJ Lethal on turntables, played live together for the first time since 2012 at the legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood, California! A few days later, the band headlined Musink Fest in Costa Mesa, California, as well. As most of you followers know, we were at both shows and managed to bring home some videos for your pleasure! We finally got both show pages ready. All the information about both shows, including setlist, show info, other info as well as pictures and videos can be seen here:

2019.03.05 West Hollywood, CA, Troubadour
2019.03.09 Costa Mesa, CA – Musink Fest

To top it off, we have the full Troubadour show for your ears! A huge thanks goes out to taper “innnerturmoil” for also audio recording this show, besides us, and sharing it! The original plan was to post the own recorded audio that you were able to hear on the videos, but given the fact that, despite having a bit distortion, his source is more enjoyable due to much less chatter and clicking noise, we decided to go with a slight remaster of his version and post that instead.

You can download the full show here:

mp3 version: Download
lossless 16 bit version: Download
lossless 24 bit version: Download