Limp Bizkit are nearing completion on the follow-up to 1999's Significant Other
. During Monday's press conference to announce their Napster-sponsored summer tour, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst spoke about the direction the band is taking with Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
, which is set for release in August. "[The title's] kind of inspired by Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
," he said. "It's one of the whackest names I've ever heard," Durst said. "I think it's really funny. The music is completely opposite of what it is . . . I can promise you this record's a level up from our last record."
The band has finished recording most of the music and Durst is now in the process of recording the vocals. He is currently working on recruiting artists for duets, like he did on the band's last effort.
"We're trying to hook up a couple of collaborations right now. They're kind of dream collaborations ... I wanted to do something with DMX, but I don't know if that's gonna happen."
Durst admitted that the pressure is on to make Chocolate
a worthy successor to Significant Other
, which has sold nearly six million copies stateside and eight million worldwide.
"I always believe that I have to be better than my last attack all the time, and I have a serious concern with failing or not delivering or not satisfying our fans," Durst said. "Musically right now, without lyrics on it, it's blowing my mind. I could put it out as an instrumental. Maybe I'll do that if I can't think of any [lyrics]."
Written by JOLIE LASH for RollingStone.com News