Blink-182, Weezer, and Limp Bizkit to headline Inkcarceration 2020

Inkcarceration_2020_header.jpgIs it just us, or are the 90s making a full comeback?

If you’re shaking your head, not quite sure what we mean, all you need to do is take a look at the current state of fashion or the lineup for the 2020 incarnation of Ohio’s Inkcarceration Festival.

On Wednesday (Dec. 18), the people behind the annual rock-centric music and tattoo festival unveiled their lineup for their third annual event.

Headlining the three-day festivities are Blink-182, Weezer, and Limp Bizkit (yes, Limp Bizkit).

Joining Blink-182, Weezer, and Limp Bizkit on the 2020 roster will be Papa Roach, Halestorm, Mastodon, Underoath, Atreyu, New Politics, All That Remains, We Came as Romans, The Devil Wears Prada, New Years Day, Escape the Fate, and many more.

According to a press statement, additional bands will be unveiled at a later time. Over 40 groups will reportedly take over one of two stages during the weekend-long gig.

Because this is a music and tattoo festival, festival organizers also revealed that 60 tattoo artists will be on hand to give concertgoers some new ink.

In addition to the killer musical lineup and tattoo artists, the event will also include tours of the Ohio State Reformatory (aka the Shawshank prison), gourmet food trucks, drinks, and the return of the popular haunted house attraction, Escape from Blood Prison.

Talk about celebrating Halloween in July.

Inkcarceration 2020 will return to its home at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, during the weekend of July 10-12.

Tickets for Inkcarceration 2020 are currently available for purchase here.


Fred Durst Developing TV Show with The CW

Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit in 2011

While everyone is hating on Fred Durst and Limp Bizkit, the frontman has gone ahead and decided to get in cahoots with the CW to develop a television series.

Yes, you did indeed read that right; Fred Durst is working on a television with the network that gave us The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill and others.

The hour-long show has been named, The Noise and “chronicles the rise of a young artist in the 1990s who escapes a tumultuous home life and forms a wildly popular band with a unique sound” according to TV Guide.

The series sounds a little like it might be a little autobiographical. In 1994, Durst and his rap metal band busted into the music world with hits like “Nookie,” “Break Stuff” and of course their cover of George Michael’s song, “Faith.”

TV Guide is also reporting that Durst will be a co-executive producer on the show while Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum will be executive producers of the show through CBS TV Studios.

The Noise marks the second time that Durst has worked on a television series that has had the Tannenbaums attached to it. Two years ago, another show, Douchebag, was being developed through CBS about a rock star balancing his rock and roll wild way as well as his young family.

Those two shows, though, aren’t the first time that Durst has worked on something outside of music. In 2007, he directed the feature, The Education of Charlie Banks as well as 2008’s The Longshots. Earlier this year, he also executive produced the feature, Pawn Shop Chronicles.

As for being in front of the camera, he has done that too in the form as a bartender in a few episodes of Fox’s now gone hospital drama, House.

As for music, things are starting to look up for Durst and Limp Bizkit. The band signed with Cash Money Records, yes home to Lil’ Wayne, Birdman and others, and are expected to put out a new album sometime in 2014.