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Bring Me The Horizon struggled with Limp Bizkit studio sessions

January 5, 2019

Bring Me The Horizon couldn’t get Limp Bizkit star Fred Durst into the vocal booth during their studio sessions.

Frontman Oli Sykes has revealed the ‘Drown’ rockers struggled when they were hired to produce a new record by the nu-metal stars last year, and admitted there were difficulties.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: “I think I had delusions of grandeur when it came to working with Limp Bizkit.

“I felt like I could guide them to being the band they need to be. Even if I could have got Fred into the vocal booth, things change.

“We gave it our best go and when it ended there was no anger.”

After flying out to Los Angeles to produce the LP, Oli revealed it just “didn’t pan out”, but added there were no hard feelings.

He said: “We went to LA to work with them for quite a while, but it didn’t pan out very well. There were no personal problems or anything like that, it was just not the right time.”

The ‘Break Stuff’ band released debut album ‘Three Dollar Bill, Y’all’ in 1997 when Oli, now 32, was just 10 years old.

They later found success in the early 2000s with hits like ‘My Way’ and ‘Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle)’.

Despite getting to work with a big name in the rock world, Oli - whose own band will release their new album ‘amo’ on January 25 - added that the sessions made him realize he didn’t want to be a producer for other artists.

He explained: “That was my first foray into producing someone else, and kind of made me think: ’F***ing hell, I don’t want to do this.

“It just made me realize what a big challenge it is to take on someone else’s band - it’s almost like you have to work twice a hard.”

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