You can hate me for what I'm about to say because, frankly, I don't care.
I like Limp Bizkit.
I know...sometimes I wonder what I'm thinking too. What it comes down to, though, is that Limp Bizkit is a guilty pleasure. A novelty, if you will, left over from my childhood. As a matter of fact, Chocolate Starfish was one of the first albums I ever owned. So sue me, but I really do like Limp Bizkit.
All that being said, I was pretty excited to hear that the entire originally line-up (Wes Borland and all) had reunited and were going out on a world tour as well as working on a brand new studio album. You can read all about that happy reunion in other places on the Internet that I don't have time to link right now. Basically, Fred and Wes put their differences aside and found common ground in the form of their desire to write and produce music that they enjoy.
That reunion happened months ago, and Limp Bizkit has been on tour in Europe and other places overseas for the better part of this year. They plan on rollin' (no pun intended) through the ol' USA at the end of the tour for a big finale.
Now on to the album, which Fred Durst has claimed is "[Limp Bizkit's] most addictive album yet- instrumentally." That's enough to get my sorry ass excited. Now, through a recent interview with Kerrang!, Durst has revealed the album title and also a general time for release:
"The name of the new Limp Bizkit album is Gold Cobra. We will slowly be revealing the meaning of the title over the next few weeks. Cobras are quite venomous. I wish it were a much longer, more ridiculous title, but Gold Cobra is as ridiculous as we're going to get right now."
Fred-o went on to tell Kerrang! that the new album should hit stores "Early next year." Depending on how early Fred's version of early really is, we could have a single within the next few weeks, or even days.
I'm excited and, what the hell, you should be excited too. If your not excited, then it's probably because you are smarter than I am.
I'll keep you updated on further details as soon as they make their way to my desk.
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