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Limp Bizkit

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