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"I love the preparation of directing," says Durst. "You can almost predict the outcome. Since I don't prepare much when I'm making music, I really love that process.
"I'm working on something that's really awesome," he adds, excitedly. "I'll be at liberty to talk about it soon. It's with Showtime, and I wish I could talk about it now. But I need to be able to talk about it with confidence that it is actually happening."
So until the band members' next venture, album, or public disturbance, Limp Bizkit is on the road, touring the United States with a back-to-basics club-style setup.
"So far, most of the dates have sold out, so that's great," Borland says. "We were just waiting for the right time."
Limp Bizkit has always had timing to wrestle with, whether it's the '99 Woodstock riot, their much-derided album titles, or their ill-timed public statements. But now that they can look back on it, it's all part of what Limp Bizkit has always excelled at — knowing how to create confrontational art and then marketing and selling it.
Even on Gold Cobra, Durst spent the outro on "Loser" cultivating music-industry controversy, busting out a verse from "Nookie" and stating, "We gotta' mess around with this shit, metal-style," before launching into the aptly named track "Autotune."
Maybe it was just Durst simultaneously mocking and dabbling in industry trends, like usual. Or maybe it was an unconscious provocation of the future partnership with Lil Wayne.
Either way, it's 2013, and Limp Bizkit is ready to go.