Slacker Logo


Limp Bizkit

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
Read More Read Less

Stations Featuring
Limp Bizkit


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