Limp Bizkit ’35 Songs’ Instrumentals Recorded for Album
One of the big mysteries of the past decade has been when or if Limp Bizkit will ever release the long teasing The stampede of the disco elephants album, but guitarist Wes Borland offered a bit more information on the record’s progress by appearing on the Drinks with Johnny Podcast.
As a reminder, news of the album began to circulate in 2012, when the band teamed up with producer Ross Robinson to develop tracks for the record. In 2013, the band released the single “Ready to Go” with “Endless Slaughter” a year later, but the album itself has yet to arrive.
Talk with Drinks with Johnny host Johnny Christ of Avenged Sevenfold, Borland commented on the album’s current status. “In the last 10 years we’ve probably been in the studio trying to finish the record, I mean, seven times, in different studios. And we’ve been working on stuff, working on stuff, working on stuff and Fred [Durst] has always been dissatisfied with where the vision is, I guess. “
He continued, “We have probably 35 songs recorded instrumentally, and he did vocals on it, then threw in the vocals – did vocals and then [gone], ‘Shit,’ [and] threw it away. So I think he’s finally at a point now where he’s going to pick a bunch of these songs that he’s finally cool with and finish them off and we’re going to finish the record. So let’s keep our fingers crossed. “
Asked about a potential timeline, Borland added, “I’m not in charge of Fred’s voice… I’m path done with my parts on disk. I’m sure I’ll go back and play some more afterwards. But it’s fucking Fred Durst. He went from being a sweetheart to being the most hated person in the world. We broke up as a group. He tried to find his place, I think, on a bunch of these songs. He’s so talented and I love him so much as a brother, but if he’s not ready to do it, he’s not ready to do it. “
The guitarist continued, “My thing is to force it, but I’m happy to make mistakes and be embarrassed and say, ‘Oh, I shouldn’t have done that. “But I just like putting out stuff. But he’s a perfectionist, so we’ll see when he’s ready to do it. I doubt it’s called. The stampede of the disco elephants at the moment.”
Reflecting on what he’s seen from the sessions, Borland says, “I’m definitely going to say the riffs and the music is the best thing I’ve ever done as a musician I think. some of the music direction is gone, and I love what we did as a band. And I heard a bunch of his vocals, sort of, demos on the stuff, and they’re awesome. So I have no doubt he’s going to come and bring it and it’s going to be a great record. “
Limp Bizkit’s last studio album was from 2011 Golden Cobra. The group has since released the singles “Lightz (City of Angels)”, “Ready to Go” and “Endless Slaughter”. They’ve also toured over the years and booked more dates for the summer with Spiritbox. See those dates listed here.