Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst Goes Full Cowboy For Aftershock Fest, Intros “Hot Dog” With Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues”

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Is it me or is Limp Bizkit somehow getting better?

I mean, if you grew up in the late ’90s, Limp Bizkit was an absolute staple, one you probably tried to hide from your parents. Behind lead singer Fred Durst, the band was truly one of a kind, with their combination of nu metal and rap rock.

And of course, I have to admit that I still spin their 1999 song “Break Stuff” from time to time when I’m at the gym. What other song makes you want to sling weight more than a song about breaking everything because you’re pissed off?

But speaking of Limp Bizkit, the band made an appearance at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California, and I have to say, the fellas seem to take themselves even less seriously than they did in the late ’90s.

We all saw Fred Durst rock the old man getup at Lollapalooza in 2021:

But Fred took it up a notch this past weekend at Aftershock.

I have to admit, when I think of Fred Durst I think of backwards fitted flat bill hat, long jean shorts and a t-shirt, however, ol’ Durst decided to switch up the normal appearance for the festival and embrace his inner “Nu Metal Cowboy.”

When he came out on stage, he was rocking a cowboy hat, a pearl snap shirt, a bolo tie, blue jeans, and a ‘stache… just an all-time look from the guy whose signature look included a red Yankees flat bill.

If I was standing next to him in line at the grocery store, I wouldn’t even recognize him:

Of course, the singer did grow up on a farm in Cherryville, North Carolina, so I guess you can say he just couldn’t hide his roots any longer.

He even kicked off “Hot Dog” with a little bit of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues,” before introducing guitar player Wes Borland.

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Here’s the full set:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock