Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland has taken to Twitter to assure fans that the band is not breaking up, despite claims from numerous publications to the contrary in the past week.
Rumors that the band had called it a day flared after Kerrang! magazine published an interview with frontman Fred Durst, where he said, “We [Limp Bizkit] were a moment in time and it’s over.”
However, the statement was taken out of context. What Durst actually said was: “…here’s the deal: say in 2000, there were 35 million people who connected to this band. Twelve years later, lots of those people have moved on. We were a moment in time and it’s over.”
While Limp Bizkit’s days on top of the music charts may be over, Borland confirmed the band would still continue to make music. “LB has not called it quits. That article is insane. Thanks for your concerns, but we’re all good over here.”
In the interview with Kerrang!, Durst said that while the band will continue to exist, U.S. fans shouldn’t hold their breath to see them live. “We don’t play back home. We’ve boycotted America for many years now,” he said. “I don’t know, I just don’t wanna go out like that. We did a few radio shows in 2010 for a friend and that was it. We haven’t properly toured America since 2006.
Durst added that the band refused to play the States because the connection they once had with the audience is gone: “The reason? We just don’t know what’s going on in America. It’s all about the new catchy thing and that’s always changing. America is driven by record sales. It’s the home of corporations. We’re just Limp Bizkit, so we don’t know how to do anything but Limp Bizkit.”