Jelly Roll Rocks with Fred Durst Onstage: 'Love This Fella'

Unexpected Collaboration Shines at Rockville Festival in Daytona Beach

by Zain ul Abedin
Jelly Roll Rocks with Fred Durst Onstage: 'Love This Fella'
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In an unforgettable collaboration, country star Jelly Roll joined forces with nu-metal icon Fred Durst at the Rockville Festival in Daytona Beach, Florida, on May 10. The duo performed a powerful cover of The Who’s classic "Behind Blue Eyes," captivating the audience at the Daytona International Speedway.

Fred Durst, the 53-year-old frontman of Limp Bizkit, welcomed Jelly Roll to the stage during the band's headlining set. The 39-year-old "Son of a Sinner" singer received a warm introduction as Durst called for an "angel" to join him, echoing Jelly Roll’s song "Save Me" featuring Lainey Wilson.

As Jelly Roll walked out, Durst enthusiastically announced, "Oh my God. Ladies and gentlemen, Jelly Roll!" The crowd erupted in applause as Jelly Roll, donning his signature cowboy hat, began singing the third verse of "Behind Blue Eyes," a staple in Limp Bizkit's repertoire since their 2003 album "Results May Vary." The performance, captured by celebrity barber Mazerati Matt, showcased the unique blend of Jelly Roll's soulful voice with Durst's raw energy.

The two artists delivered an acoustic duet of the Pete Townshend-penned track, concluding their set with a heartfelt hug.

Heartfelt Praise Shared

Durst commemorated the special moment by sharing a video of the performance on social media.

In the clip, he praises Jelly Roll, referring to him as an "angel." Jelly Roll, in good humor, responds, "An oversized one, baby, in a black ball cap like Johnny Cash!" Durst expressed his admiration for Jelly Roll, writing, “Love this fella.

It was a pleasure sharing the stage last night”. As Jelly Roll prepares for his upcoming Beautifully Broken Tour, which starts in August, he reflects on the profound impact of his music. Speaking with PEOPLE, he emphasizes the deep connection he feels with his fans.

"My songs aren't something you listen to by the pool on a Saturday," he explained. My music's something you listen to that really gets you through something." Jelly Roll's dedication to his fans is evident as he looks forward to meeting as many of them as possible on tour.

"It means so much to stand in front of them and meet as many of them as I can every night," he shared. "I wish I could have lunch with anybody my song's ever helped."