Whatever Happened To Limp Bizkit?

July 12, 2016 in Daily Bulletin

We’re living a past decade with a Tarzan movie in the theater, and Pokémon all the rage. Whatever happened to Limp Bizkit, another relic of that time? Adam Kovac looked into it:

  • Limp Bizkit was a pioneer of the nü-metal genre – which was almost entirely white, male, and was incredibly angry. The genre has less relevance in a time of safe spaces and cultural appropriation.
  • It’s especially bad because while its predecessor – grunge – was angry for what seemed like good reasons, nü-metal’s anger seemed to be directed at well-off middle-class sub-urban parents.
  • And nü-metal is part of a wider genre that prizes authenticity. But once Limp Bizkit achieved mainstream popularity and its members started hanging out with A-list celebrities, it seemed to lose that authenticity and its wider fan-base.
  • It’s not all about the genre though. The band had its own internal drama as its guitarist Wes Borland left to make really bad music, and the first post Borland album saw sales crater. By the time he returned it was too late.

Read more about a possible resurgence over here.

Source: AV Club