The phone call couldn't have come at a more appropriate time. It's a publicist at Interscope-Geffen-A&M Records -- a vice-president at A&M for 14 years before Seagram's eviscerated the label -- ringing on behalf of one his clients, Sinead Lohan. But quickly the conversation turns to a mutual pet peeve: the rise of bands such as Limp Bizkit and Korn, groups that trade in hip-hop-inflected metal or metallic hip-hop; sometimes it's hard to tell which, and it's even harder to care. Without prompting, he offers up his own opinion on Limp Bizkit. And surprisingly, it's not what you'd expect a publicist at the label that recently released the band's sophomore album to say. Meaning, it's the truth. "I just don't get it," he says. "I don't know. I... More >>>