FLAWLESS STUFF FROM FRED

NME.COM is among the specially-invited audience as Fred Durst showcases Flawless Records...

LIMP BIZKIT frontman FRED DURST performed a DJ set in front of an audience of 150 in AMSTERDAM last night (May 15), at a showcase to launch his new record label FLAWLESS RECORDS.

NME.COM was on hand as the singer played tracks by two of his signings, Kenna and Puddle Of Mudd, both American acts, at The Supper Club in Amsterdam, at the invite-only pre-tour party.

Durst compared Kenna a solo acoustic performer, to “Elton John and Peter Gabriel at their best”, and it was a surprising departure from what might be expected from a protegee of the Limp Bizkit frontman. He also described how he met Kansas band Puddle Of Mudd while out on tour a couple of years ago. He quipped that he thought they were rubbish, but kept the main songwriter and sacked the band, and rebuilt the group around him.

The tracks he played by both acts will appear on as-yet-untitled forthcoming albums, although it is not yet clear when the records will be released.

Click back to NME.COM and see next week’s issue of NME for an exclusive interview with Durst, in which he talks about his forthcoming movie project ‘Runt’, his new label and the Limp Bizkit live experience.

In other news, Durst has revealed on the band’s official website, www.limpbizkit.com that Limp Bizkit‘s new single will be ‘Boiler’, as voted for by fans on the site, and will feature a “Pink Floydy” video, to be shot while they are on the road.

In his diary on the site, he wrote: “Looks like the votes weighed more towards ‘Boiler’ for the next video and single so I’ve decided to go dark and ‘Pink Floydy‘ for the video. I’m gonna co-direct with Dave Meyers (who has worked with Missy Elliott) and blow your minds. It’ll be shot in Lisbon here in Europe.”

Limp Bizkit kick off their European tour at the Heineken Arena in the Dutch capital tonight (May 16), then proceed to:

Madrid, Festimad (May 19)

Lisbon Atantico Pavilion (21)

Milan, Filaforum (25)

Paris, Bercy Stadium (28)

Antwerp, Sportpalais (29)

Vienna, Stadthalle (31)

Germany, Rock Im Park Festival (June 1)

Germany, Rock Am Ring Festival (3)

Netherlands, Pinkpop Festival (4)

London, Wembley Arena (6)

Glasgow, SECC (9)

Manchester Arena (10)

Oberhausen Arena (12)

Hanover, Preussag Arena (13)

Sweden, Hulfstred Festival (14)

Finand, Provinsi Rock (16)

Berlin, Wuhleide (19)

Erfurt, Messehalle (20)

Zurich, Hallenstadion (22)

Milton Keynes Bowl (24)

Dublin, Punchestown Racecourse (26)