A friendly jam session between Eddie Van Halen and LIMP BIZKIT ended up with the iconin guitarist putting a gun to Fred Durst’s head around 2001, according to a video.
In a newly published photobook Eruption in the Canyon: 212 Days & Nights With the Genius of Eddie Van Halen, Andrew Bennett presents pictures and anecdotes from the period he spent filming VAN HALEN at work in their studio between 2004 and 2007. The band was not pleased with his results and a dispute over ownership ended up in court in 2018.
“That a—shole answered the door,” Bennett recalled Van Halen explaining (via Ultimate Classic Rock). “I put my gun to that stupid f*cking red hat of his, and I said, ‘Where’s my sh*t, motherf*cker?’ That f*cking guy just turned to one of his employees and starts yelling at him to grab my sh*t. …
“Eddie Van Halen stood on the front lawn of a residential home in Beverly Hills in broad daylight, smoking a cigarette while holding a gun on Fred Durst as he went back and forth from the house to the assault vehicle, lugging amps and guitars.”
Bennett’s book can be purchased here.