Frontman Fred’s furious his band have been put in frame after cancellation of touring festival set to stage VH comeback

Blame game: Durst

Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst is furious that his band is being blamed for the cancellation of Van Halen’s comeback tour of Australia.

The rock giants were set to play their first shows in three years on the travelling Soundwave Revolution festival in September.

But the events have been called off after organiser AJ Maddah said they’d failed to secure an appropriate second headline act.

Maddah commented: “We were scheduled to make an announcement about our co-headliner, but their circumstances changed at the last minute and they had to pull out. We don’t have enough time to replace them, so the festival has been cancelled.”

While he didn’t name the band in question, there’s been online speculation it was Limp Bizkit. But Durst rejects the idea – and suggests the call-off is actually down to Van Halen themselves.

The frontman says: “FYI, we were never on the bill to play any festival down under. So it looks like Van Halen cancels and we get thrown into the mix. Classic.”

Soundwave Revolution was also set to feature Alice Cooper, Bad Religion, Steel Panther, Panic at the Disco, Hole, the Used, All Time Low and Sum 41. Maddah says: “We could have taken the option of going through with the the lineup as we have it. It would obviously have been a better financial outcome for us. But we just didn’t want to put an inferior product on the market.”

Many of the bands are set to appear in Australia next month at a series of cut-down shows in place of the cancelled events.

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