Fred Durst’s New ‘Dad Vibes’ Look at Lollapalooza Sparks Internet Memes
“When did Fred Durst start looking like the love child of Bon Jovi and Chris Jericho??”
The 50-year-old rap-rocker had previewed his style transformation with selfies on Instagram that showed off an impressive handlebar mustache and moppy gray hair to match. The full look he performed in was completed by a pair of khakis, a curiously buttoned-at-the-top windbreaker, and red-tinted aviator shades.
The fatherly garb was seemingly tied to Limp Bizkit’s Lolla debut of a new song titled “Dad Vibes.” As NME notes, the track will appear on Limp Bizkit’s tentatively titled sixth album, Stampede of the Disco Elephants.
The sight of Durst sporting the getup while shouting the chorus to “Nookie” and other classic Bizkit bangers proved plenty meme-worthy. One commenter wrote, “Keep your mobility scooter rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ rollin'” in reference to the band’s 2000 single.
“Keep your mobility scooter rollin' rollin' rollin' rollin'” 🎶 – Fred Durst pic.twitter.com/NwB7edzXGq
— Coronapocalypse N😷W (@coronapocaIypse) August 1, 2021
Others cited Durst’s resemblance to Chris Jericho, with one commenter likening his appearance to the love child of the pro wrestler and Bon Jovi.
When did Fred Durst start looking like the love child of Bon Jovi and Chris Jericho?? pic.twitter.com/OYBcmat93W
— Kendra (@kendrakay1225) July 29, 2021
There was also a host of “Fred Durst looks like…” comparisons.
Fred Durst looks like he is on Undercover Boss pic.twitter.com/5bHwmqxVcm
— BubzDaSpookyGhostMan (@Bubblezdapirate) August 1, 2021
Fred Durst looks like a detective that let a case get the best of him. pic.twitter.com/8mUG2AsaP8
— Jeremy (@jhoman29) August 1, 2021
Fred Durst looks like a Hardcore kid who broke edge and got into Oasis in their late 20’s https://t.co/2B7W5p4Bqc
— Connor (@afterallthedead) August 1, 2021
Fred Durst looks like Chris Jericho filming Undercover Boss pic.twitter.com/dfdXbq19w2
— 🤌Nice Guy Vinnie🤌 (@snoringelbow) August 1, 2021
Fred Durst looks like the owner of the haunted record store Scooby and the gang investigate and find out it was him all along pic.twitter.com/IJ6As5NQWK
— mojo jomo🤷🏻♀️ (@AGirlABookEtc) August 1, 2021
Fred Durst looks like he coached high school basketball for 23 years with a .386 winning percentage and now drinks coffee alone at 6:30 every morning at McDonald’s. pic.twitter.com/ixds0cnnba
— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) August 1, 2021
While a release date for Stampede of the Disco Elephants hasn’t been announced, Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland recently revealed that the long-awaited follow-up to 2011’s Gold Cobra is a work in progress.
Speaking to Avenged Sevenfold’s Johnny Christ on his podcast Drinks With Johnny, Borland said, “We’ve probably, in the last 10 years, been in the studio to try and complete the record, I wanna say, seven times, to different studios.”