March 4, 2024

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Limp Bizkit have written 35 songs for their upcoming album, Wes Borland says “It’s the best stuff I’ve ever done”

Love them or hate them, Limp Bizkit are one of nu-metal’s most successful bands. While the band has been teasing a new album for years now (and have even teased new music live), their album Gold Cobra is now a decade old. With an upcoming tour with Spiritbox coming later this year, and given that the band plays to huge crowds all across the world, it’s not like the band has anything left to prove at this point. However, their album Stampede Of The Disco Elephants, which has been years in the making, has become a Chinese Democracy of sorts – in that you wonder sometimes whether it’ll actually see the light of day. While LB have released a couple singles in the interim (including “Ready To Go”, which features Lil Wayne), a full-length album seems like it might never happen – but guitarist Wes Borland has issued an update on when the band’s new album might see the light of day.

In a new interview with Drinks With Johnny (Johnny Christ of Avenged Sevenfold), Wes Borland had plenty to say about the new album (helpfully transcribed by ThePRP.com)

“We’ve probably, in the last 10 years, been in the studio to try and complete the record, I wanna say, seven times, to different studios. And we’ve been working on stuff, working on stuff, working on stuff. And Fred [Durst, Limp Bizkit frontman] has been consistently kind of unsatisfied with where vision is, I guess. So we’ve released singles — like we did ‘Ready To Go‘, and we did another single called ‘Endless Slaughter‘ that we put out…

We probably have 35 songs recorded instrumentally, and he’s done vocals on them and then thrown the vocals away — done vocals and then [gone], ‘Fuck this,’ [and] thrown it away. So I think he’s finally at the point now where he’s gonna pick a set of these songs that he’s finally cool with and finish ’em and we’re gonna finish the record. So, fingers crossed. I’m not in charge of Fred‘s vocals… I’m way done with my parts on the record. I’m sure I’ll go back in and play a little bit more after. But it’s fucking Fred Durst. He went from being a darling to everybody’s most hated person in the world. We broke up as a band. He’s tried to find his footing, I think, on a bunch of these songs. He’s so talented, and I love him so much as a brother, but if he’s not ready to do it, he’s not ready to do it…”

Borland also added that the album probably won’t have the “Stampede…” working title, considering it’s been so long since the rumored album was announced.

“My whole thing is I force things, but I’m happy to make mistakes and get embarrassed and go, ‘Oh, I shouldn’t have done that.’ But I just like to put stuff out. But he’s a perfectionist, so we’ll see when he’s ready to do it. I doubt it’ll be called ‘Stampede Of The Disco Elephants‘ at that point. I will definitely say that the riffs and the music, it’s the best stuff I’ve ever done as a musician, I think.

I’m so pleased with the direction the music went, and I love what we did as a band. And I’ve heard a bunch of his, sort of, demoed vocals over the stuff, and they’re great. So I have no doubt that he’s gonna come and bring it and it’s gonna be a great record.”

There’s also always the chance that Limp Bizkit might perform new music from the album, in some capacity, on their upcoming tour with Spiritbox. Dates below.

Jul. 29 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
Aug. 02 – Clive, IA @ Horizon Event Center
Aug. 05 – Wallingford, CT @ The Dome at Oakdale
Aug. 06 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
Aug. 09 – Buffalo, NY @ Rapids Theatre
Aug. 12 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug. 13 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Aug. 15 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
Aug. 16 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Aug. 19 – Lincoln, NE @ Centennial Mall & Street
Aug. 21 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek and Amphitheater
Aug. 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium

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