Has there been a Bizkit-shaped hole in your life for much of the aughts, Popwatchers? Rejoice, then, that the Limpness has been, um, resurrected. Granted, frontman Fred Durst has kept fairly busy with gigs acting (House M.D., the 2005 miniseries Revelations) and directing (last year’s family film The Longshots). But today we learned that he is reuniting with the entire original LB lineup of Sam Rivers, John Otto, DJ Lethal, and Wes Borland — though if you’re Stateside, you may have to wait a while to see them live: The bandstarts off this spring on the overseas festival circuit with headlineshows in Europe before starting on a new album. Why reunite now? Said Borland and Durst in a ringing endorsement of 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.”
Cuz, you know, they used to do it all for the nookie. Remember those days?
Okay, PopWatchers, we know you went kee-razy over the news of Blink 182’s recently announced reunion. But does the announcement of Limp Bizkit’s return give you an equal amountof warm fuzzies? Or does it feel more like a creeping dread??