Fred Durst Says He Connects With Kurt Cobain
Limp Bizkit are ready to release their comeback album, Gold Cobra, on June 28 and frontman Fred Durst shed some light on his idolization of former Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain. Durst believes he shares a lot of the same pain that Cobain experienced before he committed suicide on April 5, 1994.
Durst told Kerrang! that the depression and torture he went through is what drew him closer to the late grunge icon.
“I try not to elaborate too much on the metaphors, but here’s something I haven’t told a lot of people,” Durst said. “We have an older song called ‘It’ll Be OK’ (from 2000’s Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water). It’s directly about me fantasizing inside of the depression of someone with a tortured mind, like Kurt Cobain. I really connect with him. I have my own torture.”
There is a bonus song on Gold Cobra called “My Own Cobain”. Durst even has a tattoo of Cobain on his chest.
“I’ve been impacted by his poetry, his philosophies and music, obviously,” the singer adds. “On this new song, it’s another way into my depression and expression of that turmoil.”