10 October, 2015 - NME.com
Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has recently spoke of plans to move to Crimea, the region of Ukraine recently annexed by Russia, with reports that the singer wants produce film and TV shows in the region.
Last month, Durst stated his intent in obtaining a Russian passport. He told Russia's state-run news agency Sputnik International: "I wouldn’t mind getting a Russian passport. If you have communication with the relevant authorities, which could assist with obtaining it… share."
The singer also recently revealed that his wife is teaching him Russian. Durst's partner, Kseniya Beryazina, is originally from Crimea.
Now, Russian newspaper Izvestia is reporting that Durst is willing to spend half of the year in the region working on TV and film content. The report claims that the star wants to contribute to the "great future of Crimea and Russia."
The UK's Russian Embassy recently tweeted of the news: "@FredDurst of @LimpBizkit says he wants to live in Crimea – welcome!"
Crimean authorities recently called on Western celebrities to obtain residence in the territory, with the Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov describing his vision of the region as "the new Beverly Hills."
.@FredDurst of @LimpBizkit says he wants to live in Crimea – welcome! pic.twitter.com/pjGun7BlhY— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) October 8, 2015
Durst recently recorded a video ahead of his band's tour of Russian. You can watch that below.
Meanwhile, Rage Against The Machine bass player Tim Commerford recently apologised for the fact that his band inadvertently led to the creation of Limp Bizkit.
Durst has spoken in the past about the influence Rage Against The Machine have had on him while Limp Bizkit regularly cover 'Killing In The Name' in their live sets. At a 2014 live gig in New York, Durst praised Rage Against the Machine and dedicated a song "to the rap-rock band that started this shit."
Rolling Stone spoke to Commerford about his band and mentioned Durst's love for what they did together. However, it soon became clear that the feeling was not mutual. "I do apologise for Limp Bizkit," Commerford said. "I really do. I feel really bad that we inspired such bullshit."
Appearing to mistakenly think that Limp Bizkit have split up, Commerford continued: "They're gone, though. That's the beautiful thing. There's only one left, and that's Rage, and as far as I'm concerned, we're the only one that matters."