Fred Durst Goes Country For Dwight Yoakam
Fred Durst is going behind the camera to help out country crooner Dwight Yoakam. The Limp Bizkit bad-boy is directing Yoakam's new video for 'Close Up the Honky Tonks,' the first single from 'Dwight Sings Buck' -- a new tribute album to the late Buck Owens.
The pairing was Yoakam's idea after seeing the Durst-directed fim, 'The Education of Charlie Banks.' "I was so blown away that I called my manager and said, 'I think Fred Durst should maybe direct my video,'" Yoakam tells Nashville's Tennessean newspaper. "She said, 'Whaaa ....?'"
Yoakam admits it may seem like an unlikely pairing, but he insists it's actually quite logical. "As much as there is a whiplash effect of Fred Durst doing a Dwight Yoakam video on the surface, if you go just beyond that, it will make sense," he tells the Tennessean. "It certainly did to the two of us once we met."
Yoakam and Durst have since become fast friends, with the country star now signed on to star in a future film directed by the rocker/fimmaker. Yoakam has acted in several movies including 'Wedding Crashers' and 'Panic Room.'