Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst claims the band is "over". In an interview he suggested that the band was on the verge of quitting. Guitarist Wes Borland took to Twitter to deny that the band were splitting up.
Talking to Metal Injection magazine, Durst claimed that the band, once massively popular in the US, has lost much of its American audience. "We don't play back home. We've boycotted America for many years now. I don't know, I just don't wanna go out like that. We haven't properly toured America since 2006. The reason? We just don’t know what's going on in America."
Durst says that Limp Bizkit are no longer connecting with a mass audience. "In 2000, there were 35 million people who connected to this band. Twelve years later, lots of those people have moved on. We were a moment in time and it's over."
Durst claims that Limp Bizkit can’t fit into a music industry driven by the need for instant commercial returns. "It's all about the new catchy thing and that's always changing. America is driven by record sales. It's the home of corporations. We're just Limp Bizkit, so we don't know how to do anything but Limp Bizkit."
There seems to have been a communication breakdown between the band members. Borland was quick to refute any suggestion of a split. "LB has not called it quits," he tweeted. "That article is insane. Thanks for your concerns, but we're all good over here."
"All good" might be pushing it, given that the band was dropped by their label Interscope last year for dwindling album sales.