Max Cavalera Thinks Fred Durst Is A Jackass

Max Cavalera

Weird — me and Max actually have something in common!

So, Max Cavalera — the esteemed frontman for Soulfly who is perhaps better known for his work with Sepultura — was interviewed recently by PyroMusic (courtesy of Bravewords) and he says he’d think twice about using Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst on an album again, because…well, Fred sucks now.

When asked about his frequent Soulfly collaborations, including recent team-ups with Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato and Prong’s Tommy Victor, Max reflected on some of his favorites.

“Chino (Moreno) does great from the Deftones; we did a couple of things with him. Slayer’s Tom Araya on ‘Terrorist’ on Primitive. Sean Lennon also on Primitive — that was really unusual, really, really different, really great,” Max says. “And the last album Conquer had David Vincent from Morbid Angel, one of the bands I like a lot from the death metal era.”

But does he regret using Fred on Soulfly’s debut, in the track “Bleed?” You bet your sweet ass he does.

“Yeah, Fred Durst, you know, turned out to be a jackass later, but at the time that he did that he was cool,” Max recalls. “He wasn’t like super famous and the idea to use him was from the producer Ross Robinson; he was friends with Limp Bizkit. I didn’t know the band you know, I just had a spot for the song ‘Bleed’ and he said some guy could do some rapping on top of it. So I was like, ‘Alright, that’s cool.’ I didn’t know who Limp Bizkit was and then like a year later they were the biggest band on the planet. He also turned into a jackass, you know, so I was like, ‘Oh well, I’ve got this guy on my album now.’ At that time I didn’t know… if it was today, I probably wouldn’t be using him.”

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