Producer Ross Robinson describes the band as "cotton candy" harmful to the state of US rock...

American rock producer ROSS ROBINSON has claimed rap metal monsters LIMP BIZKIT are no different from the queen of teen pop BRITNEY SPEARS.

Despite being the man who produced and shaped their early career, Robinson described Limp Bizkit as “cotton candy” music that was harmful to the state of American rock.

In an interview to be printed in next week’s Christmas edition of NME, Robinson said: “Fred’s willing to put his face in front of every camera and that’s pretty rare for bands because they get tired of it. He’s always out there. He’s willing to do whatever it takes and so is she (Britney). I don’t know, maybe it’s a race to sell more records. Y’know, that’s their game. It can’t last too much longer, but if it does good for them.”

Robinson admitted that he no longer spoke to Bizkit frontman Fred Durst after he turned down the chance to produce the group’s 1999 breakthrough album ‘Significant Other’. He says he hasn’t even heard the group?s latest ‘Chocolate Starfish And The Hotdog Flavoured Water’ album.

The producer, who in the past year has worked on albums by Slipknot, Amen and At The Drive-In, also said he feared for the future of American heavy rock music because so many bands were derivative of acts like Limp Bizkit and Korn – another band that he helped make hugely successful.

Robinson said, “I’m looking forward to replacing the same old Korn riffs. Not Korn the band, but the copy bands. It’s so easy to turn your guitar down and just write a Korn riff.

“It seems like people are able to be fed cotton candy with no substance. They just keep eating it and surviving off of it. I don’t understand how they can live off of this cotton candy. But then At the Drive-In come and along and…y’know. I’m hoping for the best.”