Thursday, March 12, 2015

Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst: "I hated how bullies liked the band"

Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst recalls having started the band as a reaction to the abuse of bullying, and then had to see how these bullies have become fans of the band.

Fred tells to KTLA5: "When I got the microphone I figured I had to say something. I felt like standing up for myself and what I'd gone through. I was a big misfit where I grew up, I was abused and bullied a lot. If you're someone that's tortured and bullied, wearing that target on your back, you need an outlet. It was a revenge against the bullies."

"The sound was so ferocious that bullies themselves would embrace Limp Bizkit. It was uneasy for us to see the people we really hated being fans of the music, alongside the people we were fighting for."

He reflects: "You've got to let it go and let art be what it's going to be."