We had assumed that Fred Durst wasn’t really up to much these days, aside from occasionally getting mistaken for alleged serial killer Robert Durst. But apparently he’s been doing much more, like playing peacemaker for one of the nastiest feuds in rock history!
During Limp Bizkit’s set at the recent Reading festival, Durst dropped a crazy truth bomb on the audience. “I’d like you to know that we’re responsible for Axl and Slash being back together,” Durst told the crowd. “We had a meeting and it went really well.”
It’s nice that he’s trying to atone for his years of musical sins by reuniting the legendary duo, but this opens the door for so many questions. First and foremost, what connection does he even have with Axl and Slash in the first place? And how have his mediation skills reached the level of a UN diplomat?
And the biggest question: Is this for real, or is it just a last ditch effort to stay relevant? We can’t be sure. Rumors of a reconciliation have been swirling for literally years. Maybe he was just cashing in on Slash’s recent revelation that relations are beginning to thaw. All in all, we’ll believe it when we see the reunion tour—and they bring out Fred for an encore number.