Scott Stapp is a dodo bird.

Neener, neener, neener.

Well, OK, that’s not what they really called each other. But it’s pretty much the gist of a round of name-calling between the Limp Bizkit and Creed frontmen started at the aptly-named K-ROCK Dysfunctional Family Picnic in Holmdel, N.J. June 23.

First, Limp Bizkit had the audience cooling its heels for about an hour before taking the stage. The reasons aren’t clear, but there are three scenarios from which to choose: Fred Durst wasn’t finished with dinner backstage; there was confusion about set times; or the band refused to go on stage until after sundown.

When the band finally took the stage, Durst launched a tirade against Stapp and proving an affinity for words beginning with “f.”

Prowling the stage, Durst ranted: “I want to dedicate this next song to the lead singer of Creed…. That guy is an egomaniac. He’s a f***ing punk, and he’s backstage right now acting like f***ing Michael Jackson. F*** that motherf***er, and f*** you too…”

Creed reportedly responded after the show by presenting Durst with a book on anger management inscribed with a spiritual dedication.

The next day, Creed publicly responded with a press release:

“We are extremely disappointed that Fred Durst has taken his personal feelings toward us public, considering we have never met or spoken to him. We are more disappointed that Fred is manipulating the media and the truth by using Creed as a scapegoat for his own immature and egotistical actions.

“He refused to go onstage… Fred finally agreed to play only after he ‘finished his dinner,’ having accomplished his obvious goal of delaying his set. We don’t appreciate Fred’s treatment of Creed, the other artists on the bill, K-Rock, [or] the fans, nor do we appreciate his disregard for the truth. Furthermore, we don’t appreciate his lack of responsibility for his own actions and his attempts to deflect blame with criticism of us and our fans.”

So there, poopy head.

Not content to give up the last word, Durst released a statement of his own the day after that:

“What I said about Creed I meant; the starting time of the New York show had nothing to do with my comments. I bet some fans who have tried to meet them would agree.

“I don’t ever care about what other people in the business say. Our fans know what we’re about, and that’s all that matters to me.”

Nyah, nyah, dodo bird.

Creed should be getting used to this routine. Recently, the band posted an apology on its Web site for some – shall we say – intemperate remarks bass player Brian Marshall made about Pearl Jam.

Someone needs to make these guys write on a chalkboard 100 times: “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”

Neener, neener, neener.