"I was talking to Johnny Depp about my beef with Fred and his band, and he said I should go public with it in interviews. I said, 'I can't do that, I can't diss somebody that big -- some even say that Fred's supposed to be a nice guy.' Johnny said, 'Sure you can. You owe it to yourself, to music fans and to pop culture in general.' So here we go: Fred Durst is as much the enemy as the Backstreet Boys and all the fucked-up record execs that sit around agreeing on how evil the machine is, yet none of them will cop to it that they're contributing. It's never them personally. It's always somebody else who's the evil sonofabitch. Even Jon Sidel, a bud for, like, 15 years who now does A&R at Interscope, told me that he was shamelessly just looking for another 'N Sync, while agreeing that the big bad machinations of corporate commerce sucks so hard. So it's not all Fred's fault, I guess, but he's a huge chunk of it. Freddie D. will, of course, respond that I'm just sour grapes and that I should go fuck myself because he's sold nearly 10 million records, whatever, and who am I and what have I done?" [bursts out laughing uncontrollably].