Fred Durst revealed during a recent interview that Limp Bizkit is "over." But instead of crying over lost "Nookie," the Twitterverse asked, "Is it 2002 again?"
Durst told rock magazine Kerrang! that Limp Bizkit, which first formed in 1994 and became most popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s, is officially donzo. (Well, kind of.)
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 did a few radio shows in 2010 for a friend and that was it. We haven’t properly toured America since 2006.
The reason? We just don’t know what’s going on in America. 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.
But here’s the deal: say 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.
Over?! Well, don't tell Wes Borland that.
The band's guitarist recently sat down with Billboard to discuss new Limp Bizkit music and the band's record deal with Cash Money Records.
"We've got a bunch of songs, and we're not at the point where I can go, 'Yes, the record is starting to form' and see where all of this is going," Borland told Billboard, saying that they have been "in and out of the studio several times this year" and are working towards getting things to "make sense together."
According to Borland, Limp Bizkit also has big plans with Cash Money.
"We're planing on doing songs with them more geared to what they have to offer as far as their producers and what their expectations are for what we're doing," he explained to Billboard. "At the same time all those artists on Cash Money are starting to discover rock and put an electric guitar element into their songs, and I'm really itching to get my foot in the door and be part of that."
However, Forbes' Leor Galil explained Durst's comments meant Limp Bizkit is done with America.
"Durst’s assertion that America, or rather the music industry, is 'driven by record sales' isn’t a new or earth-shattering statement, but his logic to the industry’s affect on his band is rather confounding," Galil wrote, adding that the band's 2011 album "Gold Cobra" actually did quite well debuting at No. 16 on the Billboard charts.
"Some folks appear to believe—or perhaps want to believe—that section of Durst’s quote implies that Limp Bizkit is throwing in the towel. Any headlines declaring Limp Bizkit dead are a little premature," he added.
Those "folks" who thought Durst referred to Limp Bizkit's having broken up took to Twitter and joked about the singer's statements, asking if the clock had turned back 10 years.
Check out some of the Twitter responses in the slideshow below.