Posted by Bram Teitelman on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 11:16 am
It was way back in 2011 that Limp Bizkit announced that their new album would be called Stampede of the Disco Elephants. Of course, they were still on Interscope Records back then, who’d released their underwhelming sixth album, Gold Cobra. Since then, the band got dropped from Interscope and signed with Lil’ Wayne’s label Cash Money Records. It makes total sense that they might enlist Wayne to lend a guest verse to a song on the album, since a) he’s one of the few artists that can still routinely sell platinum, b) he’s a label-mate with Bizkit and c) he’s been known to embrace rock in the past. And now, by signing up with Limp Bizkit’s website, you can stream “Ready To Go” and get it as a free download.
What’s the new song like? Well, if you’re a fan of Limp Bizkit, you’ll like this. It’s probably not going to win over that many new fans, but then again, given that bands like Emmure look at them as influences, and ’90s nostalgia has to come back at some point, it wouldn’t be that shocking if they did. Fred Durst name drops Lady Gaga and Britney Spears in the first verse, brags about selling 40 million records, and Lil’ Wayne’s guest verse will probably help sell some copies of the single. The hideously ugly single artwork has also been revealed. What hasn’t been revealed is the release date for the album, which is just slated for sometime later this year. Here’s what the band had to say about the song:
“It’ll always be a struggle, but these are the moments that make it all worthwhile. We’re Limp Bizkit and that’s all we know how to be. Stay true to you, no matter the cost. Thank you for the epic chaos you’ve enabled for all of these years. We’re Ready To Go and that’s just the way we were born. Turn this mother f\m/.r up. It’s yours!”
You can check out the song after the jump.