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Risky Bizness

Fans sue limpbizkit over short performance -- A group of Chicago-area 'bizkit fans are suing the band for cutting a Summer Sanitarium show short

As if being booed off stage weren't bad enough, Fred Durst and his limpbizkit bandmates are facing a lawsuit for leaving the stage early in the face of audience derision in a July 26 Chicago show. The suit (posted at thesmokinggun.com) accuses Durst of leaving the Summer Sanitarium stage only 17 minutes into his set. The suit says the show was supposed to be an hour and a half long, and that concertgoers are owed a $25 refund on their $75 tickets (the other acts, Metallica and Linkin Park, played as scheduled).

The suit also accuses Durst of uttering ''explicit sexual putdowns, disgusting homophobic...statements as well as offensive curses, all intended to incite more hostility from some in the crowd.'' An Interscope Records spokesperson for the band did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the suit. The band's new album, ''Results May Vary,'' debuted at No. 3 last week -- and fortunately, the disclaimer in its title should prevent any lawsuits from dissatisfied purchasers.

Originally posted Oct 08, 2003