Music historians will say that Nu Metal died at some point in late 2003 when Limp Bizkit and Korn released terrible new albums that no one really cared about, but that the definitive truth death of the genre would only occur when Fred Durst
stopped growing his soul patch gained enough professional self awareness to admit that the soulless rap-rock genre he helped create was just a cuss word delivery system designed to make hormonal suburban teenagers angry about nothing. That day has come people! After being forced to cancel a national American tour due to poor ticket sales and being more famous these days for people taking photos with him, Durst has admitted that his band was just “a moment in time and it’s over.”
Here’s what he had to say to to Kerrang Magazine:
“We don’t play back home. We’ve boycotted America for many years now. 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.
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.
But 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.”
Lower you eyelids and accept your fate, Nu Metal. Here comes the sun.