Limp Bizkit

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    In defense of Sublime

    I thought I would have to wait until the 20th anniversary of Sublime's 1996 self-titled mainstream breakout album to write about how fundamentally misunderstood and judged Sublime is. I have so many feelings, too many probably, about a band whose legacy is beaten up almost as much as Insane Clown Po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch grew up here and still has a lingering love for Colorado

    Five Finger Death Punch formed in 2005 when Zoltan Bathory and Jeremy Spencer started putting together their next band. Ivan Moody, a singer who moved out to L.A. without knowing a soul and had been sleeping in his rehearsal space, heard the nascent project's demos and ended up joining the band. Ori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    P.O.S on Anonymous: "Why support hackers? I can't think of any reason not to support hackers"

    P.O.S, due at this weekend's Westword Music Showcase, is a founding member of the eclectic and independent Minneapolis hip-hop collective Doomtree. He's been dealing with kidney problems of late, and although he's started dialysis and is back performing, he's still hoping for a transplant. In spite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Five reasons why Guy Fieri should drive to Douchebagistan and never come back

    Guy Fieri is getting more bad press than Congress and/or Lindsay Lohan right now -- okay, maybe the same amount of rotten press, but that's still plenty -- all apparently inspired by the review that Pete Wells, restaurant critic for the New York Times, just gave Fieri's brand-new restaurant, Guy's A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Oct. 19-21

    Ah, yes, welcome to the weekend! And what a glorious weekend it's going to be. Have you seen the forcast? What's more, the Broncos have a bye-week this week, which means there's no reason at not to get out in the sunshine during the day and then treat yourself to some shows at night. As always, we'v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Five best concerts this week: September 17-21

    Welcome to another splendid week of music in the Mile High City. As usual, there are plenty of shows to choose from this week, from Kreator and Accept at the Gothic to DeVotchKa and Airborne Toxic Event at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony, and we've got them all listed in our comprehensive conce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2011

    An interview with Ideal Fathers in advance of their farewell show tonight at the Larimer

    ​Over the course of a line-up change or two, Ideal Fathers Ideal Fathers, playing its final show tonight at the Larimer Lounge, developed a sound and a stage presence that probably would have been lumped in with "dance punk." But there was always an agenda in the band to inspire people to wake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Top 10 moments in 10 years of Invesco Field at Mile High -- soon to be Sports Authority Field

    Big pics below.​It's official: Invesco Field at Mile High is about to become Sports Authority Field at Mile High. But before all the signs are changed, what were the top ten moments during the nearly ten years under the Invesco name? Here's the list and text from the history section of the Inv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2011

    The Deftones at the Ogden Theatre, with Funeral Party and the Dillinger Escape Plan, 4/22/11

    Aaron ThackerayChino Moreno of the Deftones up close and personal. See more photos from last night. THE DEFTONES With Funeral Party and Dillinger Escape Plan 04.22.11 | Ogden Theatre See the photo slideshow Funeral Party got the evening started, and after enduring its set -- one in which ear plug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase headliners: Meet the envelope pushers of BoomBox

    Tobin Voggesser​ These days, there are dozens of well known electronic-based bands of all shapes and sizes. Back in 2003, though, the very mention of a band that took a DJ and fused it with live instrumentation would've conjured up thoughts of Linkin Park or worse, Limp Bizkit. When it form ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    An exclusive in-depth Q&A with Jonny 5 of Flobots

    ​ Jonny 5 is scaring folks in middle America. Literally. But while the Flobots frontman -- better known to folks around here by his government name Jamie Laurie - has devoted the better part of his adult life to becoming a radical force for change, it's not his politics that making folks in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Q&A with Kyle Evans of Breathe Carolina

    Those Breathe Carolina boys sure are colorful. It started out as a simple phone interview for a feature commemorating Breathe Carolina's participation in this year's Warped Tour, which rolls into Invesco Field at Mile High on Sunday, August 9. But it turned into something considerably more unexpect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2008

    Vintage Q&A With David Lee Roth

    Prior to the creation of the Backbeat Online blog, Westword conducted plenty of Q&As with plenty of rock stars, schlock stars, rising stars and fading stars -- and oftentimes only a small percentage of the conversations made it into the finished articles. So in the coming weeks and months, we hope t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2007
  • Music

    September 28, 2006

    Dead on Arrival

    Drop Dead, Gorgeous is kid-tested and mother-approved.

  • Music

    September 29, 2005

    Down Is Up

    System of a Down is rock's least likely success story.

  • News

    June 9, 2005

    The Message

    "B" Is for "Boss"

  • Music

    September 23, 2004

    The Fu, the Proud

    For Fu Manchu, rocking is the highest calling.

  • Music

    August 12, 2004

    Boys Do Cry

    The Cure nearly broke apart -- but made a fine new album instead.

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    For the Record

    For national releases, 2003 wonked as much as it rocked.

  • Music

    August 29, 2002


    The scariest thing about Ozzfest isnít the music. Itís the price bands have to pay just to play in it.

  • Culture

    July 11, 2002

    Fight Club

    When it comes to producing movies, it's a fine art (or Art Linson)

  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    Diamonds Are Forever

    Anyone trying to steal the spotlight from David Lee Roth is asking for an ass-kicking.

  • Music

    March 28, 2002

    Bang to Hype

    At SXSW, it's all about the buzz, not the Buzz Band.

  • Music

    November 29, 2001

    Heavy Mettle

    Harlan Hendrickson wants to prove that '80s rock and roll is not noise pollution.

  • News

    August 23, 2001

    Taking on the Empire

    A local lawsuit against the world's largest radio/concert firm threatens to expose the dark side of the entertainment business.

  • News

    August 23, 2001

    His Way

    As two of his competitors brace for a legal battle, a revived Barry Fey sits quietly by. Kidding!

  • Music

    November 23, 2000


    Adrian Romero acquires a New York state of mind.

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    For Love Or Monkey

    Denver's Orangu-Tones go ape for frat rock.

  • News

    September 14, 2000

    Dialing for Dollars

    It's out with Howard Stern and in with more Britney as radio conglomerates chase the almighty buck.

  • Music

    August 10, 2000

    Popular Culture

    By pushing the boundaries of cool, Throat Culture revisits -- and revitalizes -- heavy metal in Denver.

  • Music

    July 27, 2000

    Going Def

    After more than a decade, the Deftones are overnight sensations.

  • Music

    December 23, 1999

    Citizen X

    These days, former Nation of Islam spokesman Jamal Muhammad is focusing on the hip-hop nation.

  • Music

    October 14, 1999

    Just the Ax, Man

    The Atomic Bitchwax and Nebula are among a new breed of bands putting the wank back into guitar rock.

  • Music

    July 29, 1999

    End Transmission

    Denver's pirate low-power radio station is pillaged by the FCC.

  • Music

    April 29, 1999

    A Whiter Shade of Pale

    Eminem plays the race cardin reverse.