Limp Bizkit Make Bizarre Kurt Cobain Joke


Limp Bizkit honored Kurt Cobain by covering Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Heart Shaped Box” on Saturday in Costa Mesa, CA at the Musink Festival, Los Angeles Daily News reports. Fred Durst took a hilarious shot at the smell of the crowd by saying they definitely didn’t smell like teen spirit.

Things got rowdy during “Rollin’” and just escalated during one of the band’s biggest hits, “Nookie.” It slowed down a bit during “My Way” and then the band started doing a few covers including Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” and “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

“It does not smell like Teen Spirit in here,” Durst commented.

He was right. It smelled like beer, pot and rank body odor. The band continued on playing a bit of Green Day’s “Brain Stew” before launching into a little Pantera medley. When Durst polled the crowd to see how many were there to see Limp Bizkit for the very first time, half of the audience shot up their hands, most of them looking like they weren’t even alive 20 years ago to see the band when these songs were ginormous hits.

They got a nice taste of what Limp was doing in the ’90s as the band just destroyed the stage with its cover of George Michael’s “Faith.” It was a huge moment in the evening that just cemented the fact that this return is a serious one and this band is in it to win it. The group has a new album pretty much in the can and it’s supposed to be out later this year, so it’s likely they’ll be popping up on numerous festivals and rolling through town again in the near future.

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan showed up at Limp Bizkit’s original lineup’s reunion show in Los Angeles on Tuesday at the Troubadour with Marilyn Manson for a show featuring a Nirvana “Heart Shaped Box” cover. Manson sang guest vocals, and Corgan appeared with Durst and Manson in the balcony for “My Way.”

Limp Bizkit also played a medley of Green Day’s “Brain Stew”, Pantera’s “Mouth for War”, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’”, and Metallica’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls”, along with their cover of George Michael’s “Faith.”

“Machine Gun Kelly” showed up for “My Generation.” The rapper stars as Tommy Lee in the upcoming Netflix Motley Crue biopic The Dirt, set for release later this month.