Last night at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD, Limp Bizkit broke it down one last time on the final stop of their Inner and Outer U.S. tour. Throughout their entire tour, the band had been changing the setlist, digging deep into their discography and really mixing things up. The band kicked off the evening’s festivities with “Ready To Go”, the lead single off their last effort Gold Cobra. From there, it was a barrage of hits spanning their entire career including “Counterfeit”, “Rollin'”, “Faith”, “My Generation”, and “Re-Arranged”. In an effort to make the sets unique, the band mashed-up “Nookie” and “Full Nelson” for a punishing medley and brought out tour supporter Machine Gun Kelly for a version of “Hot Dog” with a dash of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets”. Despite it being the last night of the tour, Bizkit still brought the noise.
During the second-to-last song “Take a Look Around”, a disgruntled fan threw a bottle of water on-stage and hit guitarist Wes Borland. The infuriated Borland composed himself, grabbed another guitar from his tech, and finished the song. Then, Borland proceeded to jump off stage into the crowd and go after the guy. Luckily, security got to him before Borland could knock him out, and the fan was ejected. I applaud Wes for what he did. A band is performing for you and you paid money to see them, so why on earth would you do something like that? I just wish security would have let Wes go, to show everyone that there’s consequences for idiotic actions. We learned two things last night: Limp Bizkit are still a force to be reckoned with live…and don’t fuck with Wes Borland.
On November 15, the band will head to Japan for Knotfest alongside Slipknot, Korn, and more. On February 2-6, Limp Bizkit will headline the ShipRocked Cruise along with Black Label Society and The Metal Alliance. In the last two months, the band were co-headliners at the Monster Energy Drink Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA and Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, KY. Over the past two years, the band has been hitting the festival circuit around the world. Last spring, they played Carolina Rebellion in North Carolina. This summer, the band has appeared at Sonisphere, Graspop Metal Meeting, Pinkpop, Aerodome Festival, Nova Rock, and many more. The band’s brand new single “Endless Slaughter” is out now, and their seventh studio album Stampede of the Disco Elephants is due out some time in the coming months.
Limp Bizkit began making noise in the music industry in 1997 with the release of their debut album, Three Dollar Bill, Yall$. With slots on Warped Tour, Ozzfest, and Family Values Tour, the band brought their fresh brand of nu-metal to the mainstream, with all sorts of alternative, rap, sludge, hip-hop, and rock influences. The album produced two hit singles – “Faith” and “Counterfeit”. The band’s sophomore effort, Significant Other, blasted them to super-stardom. The album hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and was certified platinum. Producing four hit singles, the album is still considered to be the band’s masterpiece. It’s follow-up, 2000’s Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and sold 1.5 million copies in it’s first week. The album has sold over 12 million copies worldwide.
The band released three more LPs and a greatest hits compilation, and are currently recording a new studio album. The band also has plans to release an EP as well, The Unquestionable Truth (Part 2). The EP is in connection with their 2005 album The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1), an incredibly heavy outing that saw the band drift away from their trademark rap-rock sound and indulge in a sludgier, more alt-metal feel. After the release of 2011’s Gold Cobra, Limp Bizkit left their long-time label Interscope to sign with Cash Money Records. Throughout their career, Limp Bizkit have been nominated for three Grammy Awards and sold over 40 million albums worldwide. – by Matt Bishop