Limp Bizkit reunion: Bringing the nookie once again

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??

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  • Matthew

    They haven’t been on hiatus since 2000 – they put out a record in 2003 – Results May Vary (without Borland) and 2005’s The Unquestionable Truth with Borland, but it just TANKED HARD.

  • Matthew

    I should also state I’m not actually a fan or anything, but worked at a record store when those came out, so I knew the ‘2000’ date to be incorrect.

  • Brian ZBrian

    If I was still 16 I’d be so happy. Thankfully I am not.

  • kroddler

    I would be nice if PopWatch could get their facts straight.

  • Sharlin

    They are horrible.

  • Tom Brazelton

    Both Blink 182 and Limp Bizkit are reuniting? Has nostalgia for the early aughts surfaced already?
    I blame Best Week Ever.

  • Rich

    Other posters are correct. If by “on hiatus” you mean “stopped putting out music people bought,” then yes… LB has not mattered at all since 2000. But they have put out 2 albums since then.
    I put this a couple notches below the reunions of Candlebox, Whitesnake, and Presidents Of The United States Of America in terms of how little people will care.

  • JonFromWisconsin

    I don’t know if Limp Bizkit ever really “mattered”……….
    There is only one reason they sold so many albums in the first place: The majority of the worlds population consists of blind sheeple that will lap up any new trend the media drops in their lap like so much mothers milk. You like my RHCP reference there? Another overrated band that was given too much room to grow as “Artists”. Pop music hasn’t meant a thing since the sixties, and even then it was pretty suspect.

  • Music lover

    I am sooooo excited about this reunion!!! I love Limp Bizkit!!!!

  • Al

    It’s funny how all of these bands seem to gain so credibility once time passes. Limp Bizkit had a few songs that were good though, I’m not going to lie. But I wouldn’t be interested in a new CD, so I don’t know why them getting back together would fix the current state of heavy music, which is admittedly deplorable. I don’t mind the current state of alternative rock, some good stuff out there, but pure normal rock and heavy metal is like nonexistent in pop culture in a form that I enjoy.

  • ANGEL ARZUAGA

    LETS BE HONEST. AFTER METALLICA AND GUNS AND ROSES DISAPEARED THE ONLY BANDS THAT HAD ROCK ALIVE WAS KORN,LIMP BIZKIT AND DEFTONES…ALL THE BANDS AFTER THAT SUCKED…WHAT THE HELL IS FALL OUT BOY, ALL THE NEW EMO GAY STUFF…ITS GOOD TO KNOW THAT THE BIZKIT AND BLINK ARE BACK…AND WE CANT FORGET THAT METALLICA IS BACK AND I LIOKE THE NEW GNR’S ALBUM BUT I STILL HAVE FAITH THAT SLASH AND AXL WILL REUNITE…WELCOME BACK DURST AND COMPANY

  • D

    Hot Dam. First we hear Blink is getting back together & now the news Limp is back. This is good news. For the people who bitching about this, shut up & go back listening to your Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus & Taylor Swift CDs. Until then, welcome back Blink & Limp.

  • Rich

    Angel, I’m gonna say this in a language you can understand:
    TOOL WAS A BETTER HARD ROCK ACT THAN ALL THREE OF YOUR PICKS PUT TOGETHER. AND LIMP BIZKIT IS IN A 3-WAY TIE WITH CREED AND NICKELBACK FOR “WORST BAND OF THE LAST 20 YEARS.”

  • ANGEL ARZUAGA

    RICH, I AGREE TOTALLY WITH YOU ON THE TOOL SUBJECT. TOOL IS A GREAT BAND, FORGIVE ME FOR NOT PUTTING UP THERE WHERE THEY DESERVE TO BE…ONE THING THOU, I THINK THEY BETTER THAN LIMP BUT NOT KORN…COMPARE THE SALES AND FANS THEN WE CAN TALK…I THINK TOOLS DRUMMER AND BASSIST ARE BETTER THAN KORNS BUT THATS IT. JOHNATAN DAVIS ON THE TOP 5 LEAD SINGERS OF ALL TIME…BUT I HOPE THAT YOU AGREE WITH ME ON THIS NEW ROCK TRYING TO COME OUT…THIS EMO CRAP…WE NEED MORE 80S AND 90S BANDS TO STEP UP

  • Jen

    I love blink 182, and I loved limp bizkit when wes was in it, sooo let there be rock … And all I can say is it’s about time

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