Is the world really ready for Fred again? Though I can’t quite sum up the modicum of enthusiasm that the author has for the return of Limp Bizkit, one bit of the article was particularly true, I thought:
18 year olds are saying: ‘Fred who? Wes What?’
30 year olds are dry heaving and cursing the era that ‘produced no good metal (bands)’.
But 22-26 year olds are ecstatic.
Yeah, that’s me. I’ll be honest; I had a brief fascination with nu-metal and its… offerings. But now I’m turning 30 and dry heaving at the state of the world. Because if Durst & Co are making a comeback, and if actual, real live people with money to buy albums, concert tickets, and STUPID red baseball caps are enthusiastic and excited about it, I fear for the next ten years of radio metal. (And I hope that the Bizkit doesn’t hit a funky/angsty chord with 18 year-olds.)
Of course, I don’t listen to much radio, so I guess it’s not too bad. I’ll just lock myself in a cave with my iPod and blast Mastodon and Lamb of God until the storm passes.