The band hadn’t released an album in six years, and it was supposed to be the triumphant return for a group who, for better or for worse, set the tone for mainstream rock at the turn of the century.
Gold Cobra didn’t return Limp Bizkit to the days of red hats and arson, and if you need an apt metaphor for its failure, you need look no further than frontman Fred Durst’s visit to Rock & Reilly’s in Los Angeles on Monday night, where he got on the microphone and did a beatbox-assisted karaoke version of “Nookie,” his band’s signature hit from 1999’s Significant Other. Take a look below.
In his defense, it’s not like Durst just wandered in off the street and grabbed a microphone at a random karaoke bar. He was rolling with comedians and actors Nick Swardson and Cedric Yarbrough, and the trio also delivered non-Bizkit tunes (including Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy”).
Durst and the rest of the Bizkits will head Down Under for a sweep through a handful of Australian music festivals at the end of the month, and all the while he’ll be developing a film called Pawn Shop Chronicles and a sitcom called Douchebag that will almost certainly change titles 23 times before it hits the air.
What do you think of Durst’s latest version of “Nookie”? And does any song from the nü-metal era hold up less well than “Nookie”? Stick it up your yeah in the comments.
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