Limp Bizkit’s Sam Rivers Reveals That His Hiatus From The Band Was Related To Liver Disease

Limp Bizkit’s Sam Rivers has officially confirmed what led to his hiatus from the band in 2015. In the new book, “Raising Hell: Backstage Tales From The Lives Of Metal Legends,” the bassist revealed that he actually had liver disease and had to undergo a liver transplant in 2017.

Rivers said the following:

“I had to leave Limp Bizkit in 2015 because I felt so horrible, and a few months after that I realized I had to change everything because I had really bad liver disease. I quit drinking and did everything the doctors told me. I got treatment for the alcohol and got a liver transplant, which was a perfect match.”

He also added:

“I was diagnosed in 2011. I didn’t really get what was happening back then. I stopped drinking and battled the liver disease for a bit. I got clean for about nine or ten months and went on tour. I was super clean, but my home life wasn’t that great at the time and as soon as I got off tour I started drinking, and then drinking more. I fell right back into being a horrible drunk again.”

“It got so bad I had to go to UCLA Hospital and the doctor said, ‘If you don’t stop, you’re going to die. And right now, you’re looking like you need a new liver.’ I fought liver disease for a couple years and it won. I had to get a liver transplant in 2017.”

[via Loudwire]

Limp Bizkit Announce West Hollywood, CA Show

Limp Bizkit have announced that they will be performing at The Roxy in West Hollywood, CA on December 3. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow (November 29) at 7am PST.

Watch Limp Bizkit Perform With Marilyn Manson & Machine Gun Kelly During Their $3 West Hollywood Show

Limp Bizkit took the stage with their original lineup for a special $3 show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA last night (March 5). During the set, the band were joined onstage by Machine Gun Kelly for a performance of “My Generation.“ Later in the set, Fred Durst also went to the balcony to get Marilyn Manson involved in the show. Manson was up there watching the concert with Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) and more. You can see footage of all that below, plus additional footage of the band performing “Pollution” with a fan and a covers medley:

Setlist:

01. “Show Me What You Got”
02. “Hot Dog”
03. “Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle)”
04. “My Generation”
05. “Livin’ It Up”
06. “My Way”
07. “Heart-Shaped Box” (partial Nirvana cover)
08. “Nookie”
09. “Full Nelson”
10. “Pollution” (with a fan on vocals)
11. “Eat You Alive”
12. “Boiler”
13. “Behind Blue Eyes” (The Who cover)
14. “Don’t Stop Believin’“/”Brain Stew“/”Mouth For War“/”For Whom The Bell Tolls” (covers medley)
15. “Faith” (George Michael cover)
16. “Break Stuff”
17. “Take A Look Around”

Limp Bizkit Announce $3 Los Angeles Show With Original Lineup

Limp Bizkit have announced that they will be playing a special show with their original lineup at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA on March 5. The concert is being called “Three Dollar Show Y’all” and $3 tickets will be available via ticketfly.com tomorrow (March 1). The price and the name of the show are references to the group’s debut album “Three Dollar Bill, Y’all$.”