Spirit Adrift’s Nate Garrett Says He Once Got An Army Of Metallica Fans To Throw Sandwiches At Limp Bizkit

During a recent appearance on the “Speak N’ Destroy” podcast, Nate Garrett (Spirit Adrift, ex-Gatecreeper) claimed that him and his friend once got an army of Metallica fans to throw sandwiches at Limp Bizkit. The incident took place during the July 25, 2003 date Of Metallica’s “Summer Sanitarium Tour” with Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, and Mudvayne.

Garrett said the following [via The PRP]:

“So yeah we got tickets, we’re 15-years-old—I think Lane might have just turned 16—or maybe not, because my grandparents drove us from Oklahoma to St. Louis. And we went and saw Metallica and me and Lane were on the floor. We hated every single opening band…

It was Mudvayne opening who was actually by far the best band, other than Metallica. We were 15-years-old, like ‘dude these guys are pretty cool’ I remember the singer kind of reminded me of Phil Anselmo and I was a huge fan of Pantera at the time, I was like, ‘this is OK.’ But then Deftones played: Not into it. Still not into it.

And then Linkin Park played, and really not into it. Never into it. And then Limp Bizkit played. And actually funny story there which I do want to tell. When we first got there, security, we ran right up to the front—we’re like like 15 ready to go.

We’re gonna stand in the front for all eight hours or however long it takes. Security had these sandwiches wrapped in tin foil, and there was like, shitty peanut butter sandwiches and cheese sandwiches, and they’re handing them out to people. And my friend Lane is like destroying fools trying to hoard as many of these sandwiches as he can, in his t-shirt and in his pockets.

He’s handing them to me and I’m like ‘dude’, he was just being obnoxious as fuck… I’m like, ‘Dude, what the fuck are you doing? We already ate.’ And he just looks at me with this grin on his face and he’s got all these sandwiches and he goes, ‘Dude. Limp Bizkit‘s playing later.’

Okay, so we start like just getting as many of these things as we can and we stuff our pockets. We’re like, running into older like heshed out Metallica fans and giving them sandwiches. We’re kind of like building an army or whatever. Limp Bizkit starts playing and we just start we start tearing off pieces of sandwiches and crunching them up into these little like tin foil sandwich balls, and just fucking destroying.

It was like relentless just destroying… to the point where like Fred Durst keeps stopping the set. He threw homophobic slurs at us, which was kind of his M.O…. We had like a small army of these dudes in their 50s in battle jackets and stuff and we kept fucking them up. They had to keep stopping the set, and we ran out of sandwiches. I was pulling coins out of my pocket, I remember hitting the bass player, like his pickups, and you could hear it through the PA, he had active pickups, I guess. You could hear these coins hit his bass.

Fred Durst was so mad that he started crying—like the cry anger thing you know—and the bass player had tears in his eyes, and they cut the set short. And I swear to god two shows later—we saw him in St Louis. I think it was two shows later in Chicago, Limp Bizkit broke up in the middle of that tour, and they were gone for years.

So you can thank us for that. The first time I saw Metallica, we broke up Limp Bizkit. And this is before Metallica even played and we’ve already broken up Limp Bizkit. It was a great day.”

Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland Performs With Broken Hand

Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland is playing the band’s current shows with a broken hand. The guitarist said the following about that:

“Nailed my first show playing with a recovering broken hand. I can’t express the amount of anxiety I was having leading up to this but three fingers was enough to get the job done and Krasnodar was amazing. Thanks to all my brothers in @limpbizkit for believing in me and my amazing support system including @aliejoboxblock and new costuming by my friends @thewisehatter and @adelemildred for bringing it all together. Big love for Russia. Big love for Krasnodar.”

Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst Nominated For “Worst Director” Razzie Award

Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst has been nominated in the “Worst Director” category at the 2020 Golden Raspberry Awards. The satirical event, which is also known as the Razzies, is put on every year to celebrate the worst films, actors, actresses, etc. Durst was nominated for his film “The Fanatic,” which stars John Travolta.

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Limp Bizkit Members Cover Led Zeppelin & The Who Acoustically

Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst and Sam Rivers were among the musicians that took part in a recent memorial show that the Tony Hawk Foundation organized in honor of the late Andrew Burkle, son of billionaire Ron Burkle. You can see footage of them performing acoustic covers of Led Zeppelin‘s “Thank You” and The Who‘s “Behind Blue Eyes” below:

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]

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”