Plenty of singer/songwriters and a few pop stars have been busted using teleprompters on stage to help keep track of song lyrics as they perform. The former have often been so prolific that even they can’t keep up with their oeuvre over the years and the latter have more important things to remember, like dance routines. But is it really that hard to remember, “Like a chump (Hey) / Like a chump (Hey)”?
Limp Bizkit returned to the stage last night for the first time in eight years in Latvia and NME reports, “Fred Durst was taking no risks after so long away, and was using an autocue.” Obviously, this was just a warm up gig and Limp doesn’t want to blow the whole reunion by flubbing a few lines. I’m sure Durst will have the words to “Hot Dog” down before they make their stateside debut in Vegas this summer.
The Daily Swarm spotted another reunited band recently rocking the teleprompter: Jane’s Addiction (click here for photo). Perry Ferrell has three screens in front of the stage where the mash pit would’ve been in the 90s. That way he can seduce the crowd, but keep his crib notes within view at all times.
To be clear, we don’t mean to disparage these guys; just wanted to point out a funny new piece of equipment that you won’t be seeing at Guitar Center anytime soon.