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Woodstock ’99: what Limp Bizkit has said about show as viewers outraged by Netflix doc

Limp Bizkit was among the performers at the event 

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Emmy Griffiths
Emmy GriffithsTV & Film Editor
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Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99 has left viewers shocked as it looks at the shocking three-day festival which results in arson, sexual assaults, looting and destruction of property - with Limp Bizkit’s sets being one of the main performances that led to the festival goers causing destruction - including trying to tear down a sound tower during the set. But what has Limp Bizkit’s frontman Fred Durst said about the performance? 

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In the footage, Fred appears to be responding to the chaos in the audience, including crowd surfing on a piece of plywood torn from the sound tower, performing Break Stuff which includes the lyrics: "You don’t really know why, but you wanna justify rippin’ someone’s head off," then telling the crowd: "We already let all the negative energy out. It’s time to bring some positive energy into this [expletive]." 

WATCH: The trailer for Netflix's new docuseries, Trainwreck: Woodstock '99

Speaking about the show back in a 2012 interview, he said: "I don’t think [the crowd] understood what I meant. Okay, let’s get rid of all that negative energy so we can bring positive in. That means start jumping — jumping and singing. It doesn’t mean start raping and burning the place down." 

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He added to Variety: "It’s easy to point the finger and blame [us], but they hired us for what we do — and all we did is what we do. I would turn the finger and point it back to the people that hired us." 

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Fred has spoken about the show 

Korn frontman Jonathan Davis also defended the band, saying: "I think Bizkit is being blamed for it because they were the heavy band … I don’t think it was their… fault." 

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