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Durst Goes Eighties

Bizkit frontman dreams up side project

While recording the new Limp Bizkit album, frontman Fred Durst has
also decided to launch a new solo project called Pacifica.

“It’s very Eighties,” he says. “I don’t want to say it sounds
like Howard Jones or A Flock of Seagulls. Maybe it sounds more like
Duran Duran or Soft Cell — this will be a more polished, modern
takeoff of those things. Aesthetically and cosmetically, there was
so much freedom in the Eighties: hair-sprayed hair to stupid tight
jeans. Everything was OK.” Durst does not yet have concrete release
plans for a Pacifica album.

Meanwhile, Bizkit have pushed back the release of their fourth
album, currently titled Panty Sniffer (previous titles
have included “The Search for Teddy Swoes,” “Bipolar,” “Less Is
More” and “Fetus More”) until the first week of September. Durst is
adding vocals to tracks and the band, which tapped guitarist Mike
Smith to fill the slot vacated by Wes Borland in 2001. Bizkit plan
to release a new single before they begin the Summer Sanitarium
Tour with Metallica on July 4th in Detroit.

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