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The rap-metal outfit Limp Bizkit was formed in Florida in 1994 by vocalist Fred Durst and his friend, bassist Sam Rivers. Rivers' cousin John Otto soon joined on drums, and guitarist Wes Borland completed the original foursome (later supplemented by DJ Lethal). After Korn played the Jacksonville area in 1995, bassist Fieldy got several tattoos from Durst (a tattoo artist) and the two became friends. The next time Korn were in the area, they picked up Limp Bizkit's demo tape and were so impressed that they passed it on to their producer, Ross Robinson. Thanks mostly to word-of-mouth publicity, the band was chosen to tour with House of Pain and the Deftones. The label contracts came pouring in, and after signing with Flip/Interscope, Limp Bizkit released their debut album, Three Dollar Bill Y'All. By mid-1998, Limp Bizkit had become one of the more hyped bands in the burgeoning rap-metal scene, helped as well by more touring action -- this time with Faith No More and later, Primus -- as well as an appearance on MTV's Spring Break '98 fashion show. The biggest break, however, was a spot on that summer's Family Values Tour, which greatly raised the group's profile. Limp Bizkit's much-anticipated second album, Significant Other, was released in June 1999, and it and the accompanying video for "Nookie" made the group superstars. Significant Other debuted at number one and had sold over four million copies by year's end, also helping push Three Dollar Bill Y'All past the platinum mark. Durst, meanwhile, was tapped for a position as a senior vice president at Interscope Records in early July. However, in the midst of this massive success, controversy dogged the band following that summer's performance at Woodstock '99. In the wake of the riots and sexual assaults that proved to be the festival's unfortunate legacy, Durst was heavily criticized for egging on the already rowdy crowd and inciting them to "break stuff." Not only was at least one mosh-pit rape reported during the group's set (in addition to numerous other injuries), but the ensuing chaos forced festival organizers to pull the plug in the middle of their show. Even though Limp Bizkit's performance took place the day before the infamous festival-closing riots, the band was raked over the coals in the media, who blamed them for touching off the spark that inflamed a potentially volatile atmosphere. Undaunted, Limp Bizkit headlined that year's Family Values Tour, with the newly controversial Durst grabbing headlines for periodic clashes with Bizkit's tourmates. During the Napster flap of 2000, Durst became one of the most outspoken advocates of online music trading; that summer, Limp Bizkit embarked on a free, Napster-sponsored tour. All of this set the stage for the October release of the band's third album, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water. Wes Borland left the band soon after, necessitating a long search for a replacement guitarist of comparable value; finally, after going almost three years without a new album, the band released a disappointing record, Results May Vary. Borland returned after its release, and the band issued The Unquestionable Truth, Pt. 1 in 2005, an album that was roundly ignored even if it was marginally better than its predecessor. The Bizkit then released Greatest Hitz, a 17-track career survey that included all the hits from their heyday. In 2009, the band went back into the studio to record with its original lineup. After a number a delays, the band eventually relesed their fifth studio album, Gold Cobra, in the summer of 2011. ~ John Bush
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Stations Featuring
Limp Bizkit

    WTF

    WTF
    2 songs

    '90s Hip-Hop

    '90s Hip-Hop
    1 song

    Hard Rock

    Hard Rock
    2 songs

Albums by
Limp Bizkit

Top Songs by
Limp Bizkit

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Break Stuff
  3.   Nookie
  4.   Rollin'
  5.   Faith
  6.   My Generation
  7.   Behind Blue Eyes
  8.   Re-Arranged
  9.   My Way
  10.   Take a Look Around
  11.   N 2 Gether Now by Method Man
  12.   Just Like This
  13.   Counterfeit
  14.   Eat You Alive
  15.   Gold Cobra
  16.   Shotgun
  17.   Hot Dog
  18.   Livin' It Up
  19.   Boiler
  20.   The One
  21.   Ready To Go
  22.   It'll Be OK
  23.   Full Nelson
  24.   Red Light-Green Light
  25.   Sour
  26.   Lonely World
  27.   Stuck
  28.   Getcha Groove On
  29.   No Sex
  30.   I'm Broke
  31.   Crushed
  32.   Head for the Barricade
  33.   Build a Bridge
  34.   Nobody Like You
  35.   Shark Attack
  36.   Loser
  37.   Almost Over
  38.   Show Me What You Got
  39.   Pollution
  40.   Creamer (Radio Is Dead)
  41.   Let Me Down
  42.   The Only One
  43.   Indigo Flow
  44.   Intro
  45.   Bring It Back
  46.   Drown
  47.   Outro
  48.   Stink Finger
  49.   Douche Bag
  50.   Hold On
  51.   Trust?
  52.   Everything
  53.   Leech
  54.   Stalemate
  55.   Autotunage
  56.   90.2.10
  57.   Lean on Me
  58.   Take a Look Around (Theme From M:I-2)
  59.   Phenomenon
  60.   Down Another Day
  61.   Faith/Fame Remix
  62.   I Would for You
  63.   Jump Around
  64.   A Lesson Learned
  65.   Clunk
  66.   Nobody Loves Me
  67.   Why Try
  68.   Walking Away
  69.   Killer in You
  70.   Get a Life
  71.   Take It Home
  72.   Why
  73.   The Channel
  74.   Underneath the Gun
  75.   Gimme the Mic
  76.   Re-Entry
  77.   Don't Go Off Wandering
  78.   9 Teen 90 Nine
  79.   The Propaganda
  80.   The Priest
  81.   The Key
  82.   Endless Slaughter
  83.   All That Easy
  84.   The Story
  85.   Cambodia
  86.   The Surrender