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.