Limp Bizkit is a band hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, USA, and playing rap rock and metal. In addition to Fred Durst (lead vocals), Sam Rivers (bass, backing vocals), John Otto (drums, percussion), DJ Lethal (turntables), and Wes Borland round out the band’s lineup (guitars, vocals). Angry vocal delivery from Durst and musical experimentation from Borland define the band’s sound.
Limp Bizkit’s live shows also feature Borland’s extensive visual look, which includes face and body paint, masks, and uniforms. The band has been recognised for their work on a global scale, having sold over 40 million records and receiving multiple nominations for Grammys. The band’s best-known hits are “Nookie,” “Re-Arranged,” “Break Stuff,” “Take a Look Around,” “Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle),” “My Generation,” “My Way,” “Eat You Alive,” and “Behind Blue Eyes,” originally by The Who in 1971, which they covered. The band has recorded 26 singles total.
Limp Bizkit Early Life
Fred Durst’s birth date is August 20, 1970, in Jacksonville, Florida, and his birth name is Frederick Allen Mayne III. His mother, Anita, is a former church worker, while his father is a retired police officer. Upon his birth, his parents made the decision to go to Orlando, and when he was a year old, he and his family moved to a farm near Cherryville, North Carolina. When Fred was in the fifth grade, his family moved from New York to Gastonia, North Carolina.
While he was relocating, he finished high school. At the tender age of 12, Durst discovered and embraced the worlds of heavy metal, punk rock, and hip-hop. He started out as a break dancer, then moved on to rapping, then skateboarding, and then beatboxing, before settling on a career as a DJ. Fred enlisted in the Navy after high school but departed after only two years. After reconnecting with his father, he returned to Jacksonville, where he established himself as a landscaper and tattoo artist. The notion of forming a band that fused hip hop and rock began to percolate in his mind after that.
Limp Bizkit Music Career
Durst, Sam Rivers (bassist for Malachi Sage), and John Otto (relative of Rivers) established Limp Bizkit in 1994. They were asked to join the tour and ended up rising to prominence among bands like Korn, Death Tones, and Stained. When the group finally broke through in 1997, after nearly three years of trying, they were signed to Interscope Records.
In spite of the moderate success they achieved with the publication of their debut album Three Dollar Bill, Y’all, the band eventually disbanded. Next, the rapper chose to team up with other groups in an effort to increase their profile. They worked with artists like Jonathan Davis, Max Cavalera, and Korn. The position of senior vice president of A&R at Interscope Records has been given to Durst. In the years 1997–1998, the band rose from their roots as a local Jacksonville group to become a global phenomenon.
Their career was catapulted to new heights in 1999 with the publication of their sophomore album “Significant Other,” which reached the top spot on the charts. Success continued in 2000 when they released Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, which went platinum in its first week on sale. In addition, it eventually went five times platinum and became one of the year’s most pivotal records.
Limp Bizkit’s meteoric rise to fame at the time can be shown by a tale Durst told on his one and only personal podcast, aptly titled “Transparency.” In the five years that followed, the band became internationally renowned for its groundbreaking performances and groundbreaking sound. In addition, in 2002, Durst composed music for Britney Spears.
The band’s third album, Results May Vary, came out in 2004, and their fourth album, The Unquestionable Truth” (Part 1), was published in 2005. The band didn’t release any new songs for the next five years because of various scandals. Limp Bizkit returned to the music scene in 2009, and on June 28, 2011, they released a new album named Gold Cobra.
The album did well, reaching number 16 on the Billboard Top 100, while receiving lukewarm reviews. It failed to attract many buyers, selling only 63,000 copies. Finally, in 2017, the band got back together and started playing performances, throwing parties, and releasing new music. Their sixth album, Still Sucks, was released on October 31, 2021.
Is the band Limp Bizkit still together?
What Happened to Limp Bizkit? The members of Limp Bizkit have kept themselves occupied since the band went on indefinite hiatus in 2005. Fred Durst’s acting career is on the rise after his performance in the critically acclaimed film Population 436. His involvement in the business side of the music industry included working as an A&R representative for the band’s label, Interscope.