Fred Durst, Wes Borland and Limp Bizkit are ruling the charts again, thanks to the band’s Lollapalooza performance
It’s not 1999 again, but it sure seems like it, as rap-rock legends Limp Bizkit are once again one of the most talked-about acts on the circuit. The fanfare comes after the band’s high-profile performance at Lollapalooza 2021, which featured a very new look for frontman Fred Durst – including a gray mop-top and handlebar mustache – which he coined his “Dad Vibes” look.
Now, following that Lollapalooza performance, Billboard is reporting that the group’s song streams went up 27% on Aug. 1 and 2 compared to the week before, meaning they scored a whopping 1.9 million extra streams. Their song sales also saw a boost, from 500 to 1,000. Do the math, and that means song sales were up 100%.
During Limp Bizkit’s Lollapalooza set, Durst, Wes Borland and company debuted a new song, appropriately called “Dad Vibes,” to match Durst’s new look. That song hasn’t been properly released as a studio version, but judging by the band’s sales spike as of late, chances are the track will sell and stream like hotcakes when it’s released.
Limp Bizkit reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart back in the day, with 1999’s “Significant Other” and 2000’s “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water.” The group’s latest album, 2011’s “Gold Cobra,” reached No. 16 on the chart.
The band’s set at Lollapalooza featured a mix of fan-favorites, including “Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle),” “Nookie,” “My Generation,” “Livin’ It Up” and their cover of George Michael’s “Faith.” Limp Bizkit’s new song, “Dad Vibes,” closed out the set.
Limp Bizkit is also currently on tour with Canadian metal band Spiritbox. That tour wraps up on Aug. 24 in Los Angeles and is followed by a handful of Limp Bizkit festival dates. Check out the band’s upcoming tour roster here.