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New Book Says Eddie Van Halen Once Put a Gun to Fred Durst’s Head
"... The incident with Durst allegedly took place after guitarist Wes Borland had quit Limp Bizkit and the band held auditions to find a replacement. Durst and Eddie Van Halen were introduced at a party where a record-label executive suggested they work together. Bennett said Durst responded, “That would be hilarious. The greatest guitar player ever plays with the worst band ever.” But Van Halen responded with, “Fuck it, let’s jam.”

The session went ahead at a house in Beverly Hills, but Van Halen, who’s not a fan of weed, left abruptly after people began smoking it, leaving guitars, amps and other equipment behind. Bennett said afterward the guitarist described the jam as “like being a scholar amongst kindergartners.”

The following day, Van Halen contacted Durst to recover his gear, according to Bennett.The guitarist was still upset about the experience, and after not hearing back from Durst after 24 hours, he decided to take matters into his own hands.

“Eddie once bought an assault vehicle from a military auction,” Bennett writes. “It has a shine gun mount on the back and is not legal. Eddie drove that assault vehicle through L.A., into Beverly Hills, then parked and left it running on the front lawn of the house Limp Bizkit was rehearsing in. He got out wearing no shirt, his hair in a Samurai bun on top of his head, his jeans held up with a strand of rope and combat boots held together by duct tape. And he had a gun in his hand.”

“That asshole answered the door," Bennett recalled Van Halen explaining. "I put my gun to that stupid fucking red hat of his, and I said, ‘Where’s my shit, motherfucker?’ That fucking guy just turned to one of his employees and starts yelling at him to grab my shit. ... Eddie Van Halen stood on the front lawn of a residential home in Beverly Hills in broad daylight, smoking a cigarette while holding a gun on Fred Durst as he went back and forth from the house to the assault vehicle, lugging amps and guitars...”

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Great story! EVH is a fucking maniac- legend. But yeah, the weed part just seems weird. He’s snorted more coke than a mortal man should be able to handle, but has a huge problem with weed? Seems more likely he just thought they were unprofessional assholes so he bolted...

I worship Eddie...

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When I say "he should have pulled the trigger" obviously I'm joking.

But yeah, not a fan, and never have been, of Fred Durst or Limp Bizkit.  I remember thinking after reading the Kurt Loder interview when Axl called them fun that perhaps Axl doesn't have the best choice in music as I had previously thought.  

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Never liked Limp Bizkit, nor that nu-metal thing back in the day. Didn't like that macho, alpha act that especially a band like Limp Bizkit kinda represented, at least that is how it came off on me. But in retrospect, if I ever catch them on the radio, I have to admit that they did have a couple of tight songs that are hard not to shake your head to, even if it's not my cup of tea. Their cover of George Michael's ''Faith'' was pretty solid.

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