Back: DJ Lethal, John Otto.
Front: Sam Rivers, Fred Durst, Mike Smith.
|Origin||Jacksonville, Florida, USA|
|Genre(s)||Rap metal, nu metal|
|Years active||1994 – present|
|Label(s)||Flip, Interscope, Geffen|
|Associated acts||Black Light Burns|
From First to Last
House of Pain
Big Dumb Face
When November Falls
La Coka Nostra
Limp Bizkit is an American rap metal band from Jacksonville, Florida. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Rap rock is a fusion genre of rock and hip-hop. It blends vocal and instrumental parts of hip-hop and various forms of rock including punk and rock Nu metal (sometimes named new metal or nü metal) is a musical genre that emerged in the mid 1990s which fuses influences from grunge and Alternative This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1994. The present is the Time that is perceived directly not as a recollection or a speculation In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Interscope Records is an American Record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMG's Interscope-Geffen-A&M label Geffen Records is an American Record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operated as one third of UMG's Interscope-Geffen-A&M label Black Light Burns is an industrial rock band featuring Wes Borland (formerly of Limp Bizkit, Big Dumb Face, Eat the Day From First to Last (sometimes shortened to FFTL) is an American Post-hardcore band Snot is an American rock band from Santa Barbara California. Formed in 1995 their musical style is a fusion of punk, Funk and metal House of Pain was an Irish -styled American Hip-hop group who released three albums in the early to mid 1990s before lead rapper Everlast Big Dumb Face is a band formed by Wes Borland shortly before he left the band Limp Bizkit. The Killer and The Star is a musical solo project started by Scooter Ward, frontman of the band Cold. La Coka Nostra (or short LCN) is an American hiphop supergroup comprised mainly of all former members of House of Pain, one former member of William Frederick "Fred" Durst (born August 20, 1970) is an American Actor, director and Musician, known primarily See Sam Rivers for the jazz saxophonist Sam Rivers (born Samuel Robert Rivers, September 21, 1977, Jacksonville, John Everett Otto (born March 22, 1977 in Jacksonville Florida) is the Drummer and an original member of the band Limp Bizkit Leor Dimant (Leors Dimants born December 18, 1972 in Riga, Latvia) better known as DJ Lethal, is a Turntablist Wesley Louden Borland (born February 7, 1975 in Richmond, Virginia) is a musician best known as the former Guitarist in the band Mike Smith (born on October 11, 1973 in Middle River, Maryland, U The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Rap rock is a fusion genre of rock and hip-hop. It blends vocal and instrumental parts of hip-hop and various forms of rock including punk and rock Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the The current members of the band include vocalist Fred Durst, bassist Sam Rivers, drummer John Otto (Rivers' cousin), and turntablist / sampler player DJ Lethal. William Frederick "Fred" Durst (born August 20, 1970) is an American Actor, director and Musician, known primarily See Sam Rivers for the jazz saxophonist Sam Rivers (born Samuel Robert Rivers, September 21, 1977, Jacksonville, John Everett Otto (born March 22, 1977 in Jacksonville Florida) is the Drummer and an original member of the band Limp Bizkit Turntablism is the art of manipulating sounds and creating music using phonograph turntables and a DJ mixer. A sampler is an electronic musical instrument closely related to a Synthesizer. Leor Dimant (Leors Dimants born December 18, 1972 in Riga, Latvia) better known as DJ Lethal, is a Turntablist The band's guitarist Wes Borland departed in 2001 following the release of their first three albums to be replaced by Mike Smith for the band's fourth release Results May Vary. Wesley Louden Borland (born February 7, 1975 in Richmond, Virginia) is a musician best known as the former Guitarist in the band Mike Smith (born on October 11, 1973 in Middle River, Maryland, U Results May Vary is the fourth album by Limp Bizkit, released on September 23, 2003 through Interscope Records. Borland rejoined for The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) only to quit once again in 2006 to work with other projects Black Light Burns and From First to Last. The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1 is the fifth album by Limp Bizkit, released on May 2 2005 internationally and a day later in North America Black Light Burns is an industrial rock band featuring Wes Borland (formerly of Limp Bizkit, Big Dumb Face, Eat the Day From First to Last (sometimes shortened to FFTL) is an American Post-hardcore band
Fred Durst lived in Jacksonville, when he met Sam Rivers. See Sam Rivers for the jazz saxophonist Sam Rivers (born Samuel Robert Rivers, September 21, 1977, Jacksonville, Rivers was introduced to music by his cousin, John Otto, a drummer. John Otto may refer to John Otto (drummer, an original member of the band Limp Bizkit John Otto (FBI acting director, the acting Durst asked Rivers if he wanted to get together for a jam session, and Rivers accepted. Rivers brought Otto along. Together they started an early version of the band. The trio soon recruited guitarist Rob Waters. In 1994 Limp Bizkit was established. 
Waters didn't stay in the picture very long. The band's first four-track demo, entitled "Mental Aquaducts", was recorded with him but soon after he left the band. Mental Aquaducts is a 1995 demo by Limp Bizkit At the time the band spelled their name "Limp Biscut Otto suggested the group to consider Wes Borland, whom he had gone to school with, for the now vacant position. Wesley Louden Borland (born February 7, 1975 in Richmond, Virginia) is a musician best known as the former Guitarist in the band Otto stated Borland was an artist, but also a very good guitar player. Durst had noticed him playing at clubs and wanted to recruit him. Durst went to Philadelphia, and he instructed the other members to talk to Wes and see if he'd join the band. Wes accepted, and the very night Fred came back to Jacksonville a show was scheduled. Fred and Wes met for the first time, practiced for a half hour, and then went and played the show.
The band continued to play various shows, their most popular venue being at the Milkbar in Jacksonville. In 1995, Fred Durst met members of the band KoRn when they played a show in the Jacksonville area. Korn, occasionally typeset as KoЯn or KoRn, is an American Nu metal band from Bakersfield California, and is often credited with popularizing Durst, a tattoo artist, gave KoRn bassist Reginald Arvizu several tattoos and the two became friends. A tattoo artist (also tattooer or tattooist) is a person who applies permanent decorative Tattoos often in a dedicated business called a tattoo Reginald "Fieldy/Reggie" Arvizu (born November 2 1969 in Bakersfield, California) is the Bass guitar player for the band Korn. Durst also gave KoRn the band's first demo tape with Rob Waters, and they shrugged it off as nothing special. But when Wes Borland came into the picture, a second demo was recorded and this time KoRn was impressed. This three song demo included the tracks "Counterfeit", "Stuck", and "Pollution", all of which would end up on Three Dollar Bill, Yall$. Three Dollar Bill Yall$ is the debut album of the band Limp Bizkit, released July 1, 1997 on Flip / Interscope Records. Reginald Arvizu passed the demo tape onto Ross Robinson, who produced for KoRn, and was also very impressed. Ross Robinson is a Music producer, who has worked with acts such as Machine Head, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Sepultura Ross contacted Limp Bizkit, and stated his intent to produce for the band. Also, at a Garbage concert, Durst had met Jordan Schur and played his demo tape for him in Schur's car. Garbage is an American rock group formed in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1994 He was impressed, and wanted to sign Limp Bizkit to his label, Flip Records. Around this time, the band was booked to tour with the bands Deftones and House of Pain, whose member DJ Lethal later joined Limp Bizkit. Deftones is a rock band from Sacramento California formed in 1988 consisting of House of Pain was an Irish -styled American Hip-hop group who released three albums in the early to mid 1990s before lead rapper Everlast Leor Dimant (Leors Dimants born December 18, 1972 in Riga, Latvia) better known as DJ Lethal, is a Turntablist 
Another major event that shaped the destiny of the band occurred before they were signed. It's not exactly clear when it happened due to conflicting accounts. Apparently it occurred after Wes had quit the band, while the remaining members still wanted to go on without him. The band had gotten an offer from major record label Mojo Records, a subsidiary of MCA. Mojo Records was a Record label that was part of Universal Records, based in Santa Monica California. MCA Inc (or Music Corporation of America) was an American Corporation in the music and television businesses Seeing a greater opportunity with Mojo, the band decided to choose them over the smaller label, Flip. Durst called Schur, and said, regretfully, that he had decided to choose Mojo over Flip. He also said that the band was driving a van to Los Angeles to sign the record deal and that the only way they weren't going to sign was if the van flipped. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West These words proved to be an omen of sorts. While the group's van was driving through Texas the driver fell asleep at the wheel and the van flipped. Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. It rolled several times before landing on its roof. While everyone managed to escape with only minor injuries, the demeanor of the band changed completely. They took it as a sign and from then on wanted nothing to do with Mojo. Everyone, including Ross Robinson, started calling Borland, trying to get him to come back to the band. Once he came back, Fred called Jordan Schur and pleaded with him, telling him how big of a mistake they had made, and about how the accident was "a sign". It cost Flip $200,000 to buy out the Mojo contracts. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been When that was done, Limp Bizkit was signed to Flip. Being a small label, Flip entered into a joint venture with Interscope to distribute the band's first album. Interscope Records is an American Record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMG's Interscope-Geffen-A&M label
Three Dollar Bill Y'All$, their first full length recording, was released in 1997 on Interscope. Interscope Records is an American Record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMG's Interscope-Geffen-A&M label The album fared poorly on the Billboard 200 at the time of its release, although it did sell steadily over time due to a huge amount of obsessive touring. It wasn't until Limp Bizkit made further associations with KoRn that they were able to promote their music via MTV, Warped Tour, the Family Values Tour, the Trail of Tears, and Ozzfest, which helped the album to peak at number 25 on the chart. MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City. The Warped Tour' is a touring music and Extreme sports festival The Family Values Tour was created by the band Korn in 1998 to be an annual rock & Rap Tour Ozzfest is an annual festival tour of the United States (and in some years Europe) featuring performances by many heavy metal and Hard rock At Ozzfest in particular, the band made a memorable impression on viewers due to the original set they played on, which consisted of a giant toilet. The band climbed out from the toilet at the beginning of the show, with Fred saying lines during the show such as "We're coming straight to you from the sewer" and "I am a piece of shit, and my band is a piece of shit". Sam Rivers once said during MTV Driven "Our music is fueled by negativity, so by saying these things you're only fueling the fire". Wes Borland's outlandish makeup also started making impressions on fans as well. Although their first released single was "Counterfeit", they rose to fame through a cover of George Michael's "Faith". " Counterfeit " is a song by Limp Bizkit from their debut album Three Dollar Bill Yall$. Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (Γεώργιος Κυριάκος Παναγιώτου (born 25 June 1963 best known as George Michael, is a two-time Grammy Award winning " Faith " is a number-one song written and performed by George Michael and released on Columbia Records from his album of the same title The song appeared on the soundtrack of Peter Berg's 1998 movie "Very Bad Things" starring Cameron Diaz, Christian Slater and Jeremy Piven. Very Bad Things is a 1998 Black comedy Feature film, directed by Peter Berg. Cameron Michelle Díaz (born August 30 1972 is a Golden Globe - BAFTA - and SAG -Award nominated U Christian Slater (born August 18, 1969) is an American Actor who has starred in films such as Heathers, Jeremy Samuel Piven (born July 26 1965 and attended Harand Theater Camp in Elkhart Lake Wisconsin, as a teenager  Apparently, the song only took around 10 minutes to arrange. Later that year, Fred lent his vocals to KoRn's third album on the song All in the Family, a rap-battle of sorts. The album also featured a second disc, with four remixes of the demo for the song and multimedia featuring interviews between Durst, Borland and the rest of KoRn.
Another unique idea the band came up with was the "Ladies Night in Cambodia" tour. Fred had noticed that mostly young males went to their concerts, and wanted more women to come. So, they came up with the idea to let women get in for free at this tour. The tour was a huge success, and many more women would appear at their later concerts (even though this practice lasted only for the "Cambodia" tour). The set was also fairly original, as it made the stage appear to be a jungle (hence the 'Cambodia').
It was around this time that Fred Durst started to assist the careers of a number of up-and-coming bands, particularly Staind, Cold, Puddle of Mudd and Taproot (who later rejected Durst's contract). Staind is an American Hard rock group from Springfield, Massachusetts, including lead singer/guitarist Aaron Lewis, lead guitarist Cold is a American five-piece Post-grunge / Alternative metal band based in Jacksonville, Florida. Puddle of Mudd is an American rock band from Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Taproot is a four-piece Nu metal group from Ann Arbor, Michigan, that has toured with bands such as Korn, Deftones, Staind Most of these bands have since attempted to cement themselves as independent, standalone bands, dismissing Limp Bizkit's aid and influence. Some however, such as Staind, have continued to recognise Durst's aid. In 2006, when Fred Durst performed the song 'Outside' live for the second time with Staind, Aaron Lewis replied to several hecklers with "Hey, if it wasn't for this motherfucker right here, I wouldn't be playing in front of you tonight". Aaron Lewis, (born April 13 1972 in Rutland, Vermont) is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Alternative metal group
In 1999, Limp Bizkit found major worldwide success with their second album Significant Other, which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and received generally positive reviews. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE-ROMEOS*************** The album sold 834,000 copies in its first week and has sold over 16 million copies worldwide. The first single "Nookie", was an enormous hit on rock radio, reaching the top 10 in both rock and rap charts. " Nookie " is the first single released from the album Significant Other by Limp Bizkit. The band followed-up the single with three simultaneously released singles - "Break Stuff", "Re-Arranged" and "N 2 Gether Now" (featuring Method Man). " Break Stuff " is a song by the Rap rock band Limp Bizkit. "Re-arranged" is a song by Nu metal band Limp Bizkit from their second studio album Significant Other. " N 2 Gether Now " is a song by Nu metal band Limp Bizkit. ---- Clifford Smith (born April 1, 1971) better known by his Stage name Method Man, is an American hip hop artist, The album also featured the song "Nobody Like You" with vocals by Jonathan Davis of KoRn and Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots. Jonathan Houseman Davis (born January 18, 1971) is the American vocalist for the multiplatinum Nu metal band Korn. Korn, occasionally typeset as KoЯn or KoRn, is an American Nu metal band from Bakersfield California, and is often credited with popularizing Scott Weiland (born Scott Richard Kline on October 27, 1967) is an American Musician, lyricist and Vocalist, most Stone Temple Pilots (commonly referred to as " STP " is a Grammy Award -winning American rock band consisting of Scott Weiland
In the summer of 1999, Limp Bizkit played at the highly anticipated Woodstock '99 show. Woodstock 1999, held July 23 - 25, 1999 was the second large-scale Music festival (after Woodstock '94) that attempted to emulate the However, violent action sprang up during and after their performance, including fans tearing plywood from the walls during a rendition of the band's single Break Stuff. " Break Stuff " is a song by the Rap rock band Limp Bizkit. Several rapes and sexual assaults were reported in the aftermath of the concert, resulting in deliberately lit "fires and looting when the Red Hot Chili Peppers played the next day. Red Hot Chili Peppers are Some have blamed the band for this outbreak, although Fred Durst claimed that none of the instigations he had made at the concert were intended to cause damage.
Along with this episode, controversies involving the band's members began to arise. Durst particularly became involved in feuds with Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, the nu metal band Slipknot, Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist Zakk Wylde, physical violence with Creed frontman Scott Stapp, verbal wars with rapper Eminem, and later, Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden. Trent Reznor (born Michael Trent Reznor on May 17 1965 is an American Musician, singer producer, and Multi-instrumentalist. Slipknot is an American band from Des Moines Iowa. Slipknot consists of nine members the current band members are Sid John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born December 3 1948) is a British singer Zakk Wylde (born Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt on January 14, 1967 in Bayonne, New Jersey) is an American musician who Creed was an American Rock band from Tallahassee, Florida that became popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s Scott Alan Stapp (born August 8, 1973, in Cherokee, North Carolina) is an American Singer and Songwriter best known Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17 1972 known as Slim Shady and his primary Stage name Eminem, is an Academy Award -winning Paul Bruce Dickinson (born 7 August 1958 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England) is a British singer Airline pilot, radio show For other uses see Iron maiden. In addition, the band Taproot released on their website an answering machine message that Durst had left on the lead singer's phone as "revenge" for ending their record company contract with his record label. Taproot is a four-piece Nu metal group from Ann Arbor, Michigan, that has toured with bands such as Korn, Deftones, Staind
15 months later, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, a title with sexual connotations referring to the anus ('chocolate starfish') and semen (‘hot dog flavored water’), was released on October 17, 2000. Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water is the third album by Limp Bizkit, released on October 15 2000 through Interscope The anus is an opening at the opposite end of an Animal 's Digestive tract from the Mouth. Physiological aspects Internal and external fertilization Depending on the Species, spermatozoa can fertilize Events 539 BC - King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. The album set a record for highest week-one sales of a rock album with just over one million copies sold in the U. S. in its first week of release. "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water" was certified Gold®, Platinum® and four times Multi-Platinum™ Limp Bizkit tops the Billboard Album chart | Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water | Music News | Music | Entertainment Weekly</ref>. The album went on to sell almost 25 million copies worldwide. The first two singles "My Generation" and "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)" were released at the same time in promotion of the album. " My Generation " is a song by Limp Bizkit from the album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water. "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle" is a song by the Nu metal band Limp Bizkit from their album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water "Take a Look Around" was later added to the list as the theme song to the movie Mission: Impossible 2. " Take a Look Around " is the third single by Rapcore / Nu metal band Limp Bizkit from their third album Chocolate Starfish and the Mission Impossible II, or MI-2 as it is also known is a 2000 film directed by John Woo and starring Tom Cruise, A remix of "Rollin' (Urban Assault Vehicle)" featuring Method Man, Redman and DMX was also a minor club hit. A remix is an alternative version of a song different from the original version ---- Clifford Smith (born April 1, 1971) better known by his Stage name Method Man, is an American hip hop artist, Reginald "Reggie" Noble (born April 17 1970) better known by his Stage name Redman, is an American rapper and Earl Simmons (born December 18, 1970) better known by his Stage name DMX, is an American rapper and actor who rose to fame in the The fourth single "My Way" was commissioned as the opening theme for the World Wrestling Entertainment's WrestleMania X-Seven. " My Way " is a song by Limp Bizkit, from their album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, WrestleMania X-Seven was the seventeenth annual WrestleMania Professional wrestling Pay-per-view produced by the World Wrestling Federation Despite its commercial success, the album received mediocre reviews from many critics. 
In late 2000, the band also stirred up some discontent by allowing the controversial peer-to-peer file-sharing network Napster to sponsor their "Back to Basics tour", advertised as a chance for fans to 'get closer to the band. Napster was an online music file sharing service created by Shawn Fanning while he was attending Northeastern University in Boston and operating '
Controversy continued with a death during a 2001 tour of Australia at the Big Day Out festival in Sydney. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The Big Day Out ( BDO) is an annual Music festival that tours Australia and New Zealand which originated in Sydney in 1992 Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 Teenager Jessica Michalik suffered a heart attack when fans rushed the stage in the mosh pit. Jessica Anna Michalik ( 7 January, 1985 - 26 January 2001 in Concord New South Wales) was an Australian teenage girl Myocardial infarction ( MI or AMI for acute myocardial infarction) also known as a heart attack, occurs when the blood supply Moshing or slamming refers to the activity in which audience members at live music performances aggressively push or slam into each other It was claimed by security and witnesses that Fred Durst was urging the crowd on in a possibly violent manner, or that he failed to attempt to calm the crowd after the accident. Jessica was announced clinically dead when she was pulled out of the pit by security guards, but regained consciousness after having air pumped into her lungs as well as an epinephrine shot to her heart from paramedics backstage. Clinical death is the popular term for cessation of blood circulation and breathing She was immediately rushed to Sydney's Concord Hospital where she died a few hours later.
Durst provided the courts with testimony. During the hearing he claimed, via a video connection from the U. S. , that he had warned the concert's organizers and promoter Vivian Lees of the potential dangers of such minimal security, even going so far as to say Limp Bizkit would 'pull out' if the issue wasn't properly addressed. Big Day Out attorneys attempted to pin the blame on Limp Bizkit because the band did not stop playing when they received news of the incident. The Big Day Out ( BDO) is an annual Music festival that tours Australia and New Zealand which originated in Sydney in 1992 Although the guitars, drums and bass ceased, DJ Lethal played a quiet computer-generated loop. While admitting that Lethal took it upon himself to play the interlude, Durst claimed that the quiet melody did have a soothing effect on the crowd.
The Coroner's Court decided the band 'could've been more helpful in efforts to aid the girl'. The security practices employed by festival organizers Creative Entertainment Australia bore the brunt of the blame. After viewing videotapes and hearing witness testimony, however, Milledge, the coroner, said it was evident that the density of the crowd was dangerous at the time Limp Bizkit took the stage. 
In the fall of 2001, Wes Borland left Limp Bizkit for the second time. Strained relations between him and Fred contributed to his decision. His departure was interpreted as a major blow by fans and critics to the band. He was often cited as a vital creative force in the group, due in part to his eccentricity.
With Borland's absence, Limp Bizkit began a nation-wide audition in 2002, for their new guitarist called "Put Your Guitar Where Your Mouth Is".  Durst announced at the outset that he was interested in recruiting a female or more than one new member into the band. Thousands of hopefuls were said to queue up to participate. Some controversy occurred when rumors surfaced that all contestants were required to sign a document giving Limp Bizkit the full ownership of any riffs they played. Durst said on the band's website that what they signed was only a release form so that each person's likeness could be used in a documentary if the band were to make one.  Each auditioner was allowed only sixty seconds in the first round to prove themselves in the eyes of the band. The final contestants were Monte Pittman, Anoush Saboktakin and Jonas Anderson of Fresno, California. Christopher Arp of Psyopus auditioned in this guitarist search, as he later said in an interview with Terrorizer magazine, and Eddie Van Halen auditioned for fun due to him being friends with the band. Psyopus (sometimes written as PsyOpus) is a Technical metal band from Rochester New York. Terrorizer is an Extreme music Magazine published by Dark Arts Ltd Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen (born January 26 1955 is a Dutch Guitarist, Keyboardist, Songwriter and producer
On March 7, 2003, Limp Bizkit announced they would perform live for the first time in two years, at World Wrestling Entertainment's upcoming WrestleMania XIX taking place on March 30. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, WrestleMania XIX was the nineteenth annual WrestleMania Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment They played "Crack Addict" and "Rollin' " (the Undertaker's theme song) at the show. Mark William Calaway (born March 24 1965 is an American professional wrestler, better known by his Ring name The Undertaker.  They also signed up for several live tours, despite their lack of a guitarist. The guitarists for the Wrestlemania tour were later revealed when Durst wrote in a post on the official website: "We are playing Wrestlemania this weekend. This article is about the WrestleMania PPV series in general for the first WrestleMania itself see WrestleMania (1985. On the guitars will be Head from KoRn and Mike Smith from Snot". Brian Phillip Welch (born June 19, 1970) better known as Head, is an American Musician best known as the former one of two guitarists Korn, occasionally typeset as KoЯn or KoRn, is an American Nu metal band from Bakersfield California, and is often credited with popularizing Mike Smith (born on October 11, 1973 in Middle River, Maryland, U Snot is an American rock band from Santa Barbara California. Formed in 1995 their musical style is a fusion of punk, Funk and metal This live lineup performed the song "Crack Addict", which was rumored to be on their upcoming album, although it was not. " Crack Addict " is a song by Limp Bizkit written and recorded in 2003 and produced by an uncredited Al Jourgensen. The song was later made available for download through their MySpace page. MySpace is a popular social networking Website offering an interactive user-submitted network of friends personal profiles blogs groups photos music and
During this time, Durst spoke of many collaborations with guitarists, with a few rap guests sprinkled in on songs for the album. Among them were Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, Page Hamilton of Helmet, Al Jourgensen of Ministry, and Brian Welch of KoRn as well as Jay-Z, Bubba Sparxxx, and Snoop Dogg. Rivers Cuomo (born June 13, 1970) is a Musician best known as the lead Singer, Guitarist, and principal Songwriter Weezer (ˈwizɚ is an American Alternative rock band from Los Angeles California formed in 1992 Page Hamilton (born May 18, 1960 in Portland Oregon) is a Guitarist singer and record producer mostly noted for his work with Alternative A helmet is a form of Protective gear worn on the head to protect it from injuries a variation of the hat Al Jourgensen (born October 9, 1958 in Havana, Cuba) is an American musician best known as the founder and frontman of the Industrial Ministry was an American Industrial metal band founded by Frontman Al Jourgensen in 1981 Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4 1969 better known as Jay-Z, is an American Rapper and former CEO of Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Warren Anderson Mathis (born March 6,1977 known by his stage name Bubba Sparxxx, is an American Southern rapper. Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr (born October 20 1971 His mother nicknamed him " Snoopy " as a child because of the way he dressed and because of his love of None of the songs with those guitarists would make it onto the album, except "Build a Bridge", which was written with Welch, and "Red Light, Green Light", which featured Snoop Dogg.
For whatever reason, the finalists from the "Put Your Guitar Where Your Mouth Is" contest were rejected in favor of former Snot guitarist Mike Smith. The band also changed its logo to limpbizkit to promote their change of style.
The band had already recorded an album's worth of material for an upcoming release. But with Mike Smith now in the band, it was decided that they would go back in the studio and record another album's worth of songs. The best of these tracks would make it onto the final release. Fred refers to the tracks recorded during this period that didn't make it to the album as the 'Off The Record' tracks, as if it were an album in itself.
On September 23, 2003, Results May Vary, their fourth album and last top ten recording, was released, with about half the songs featuring Mike Smith on guitar and about half having Limp Bizkit's Sam Rivers on guitar. Results May Vary is the fourth album by Limp Bizkit, released on September 23, 2003 through Interscope Records. Samuel Carthorne Rivers (born September 25, 1923, in El Reno Oklahoma) is an American Jazz musician and Composer. "Build a Bridge" has Brian Welch on guitar. The album was considered a commercial flop, breaking the group's #1 spree on the Billboard 200. It received platinum certification (1 million copies sold) in the United States after fourteen weeks on the charts. In comparison, their previous work Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water sold one million albums in its first week. Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water is the third album by Limp Bizkit, released on October 15 2000 through Interscope Results May Vary appealed more to fans of Fred-written ballads with less of a hard rock emphasis than on previous releases.
On the other hand, the album received generally poor reviews by critics. . Although Rolling Stone's review was generally positive, Playlouder called it 'fucking crap', Yahoo! Launch labeled it 'a frightening insight into the vacuous state of 21st century culture,', and another review stated that it 'suffered from an utter lack of form and direction. Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published Playlouder is a Digital music and media company It is a music site which provides news reviews and other related content '. Nevertheless, an acoustic cover of The Who's "Behind Blue Eyes" was a moderate hit on mainstream radio, and its video featured actress Halle Berry. The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964. The primary lineup consisted of guitarist Pete Townshend " Behind Blue Eyes " is a Song written by Pete Townshend of The Who for his Lifehouse project Halle Maria Berry (ˈhæli ˈbɛri born August 14 1966 is an Academy Award - Emmy Award - and Golden Globe -winning American actress former "Eat You Alive" was released as the first single off the album, cracking the top 20 of both American rock charts with an accompanying video that features actress Thora Birch being berated. " Eat You Alive " is a song by the band Limp Bizkit from their fourth studio album Results May Vary. Thora Birch (born March 11, 1982) is an American actress. She was a leading child actor in the 1990s starring in movies such as The album's ballad "Build a Bridge" was the official theme song of WWE's Survivor Series pay-per-view event in November 2003, although it was never released as an official single due to Mike Smith's departure. " Build a Bridge " is a song performed by Limp Bizkit. Survivor Series (2003 was the seventeenth annual Survivor Series Professional wrestling Pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Pay-per-view (often abbreviated PPV) is the system in which Television viewers can purchase events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event Another song from the album, "Almost Over", cracked the Rock Top 40. " Almost Over " is a song performed by Limp Bizkit and it's included on the band's fourth album Results May Vary. However it was never released as a single or video.
In 2003, Limp Bizkit toured on the "Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003" with Metallica, Linkin Park, Deftones and Mudvayne to promote Metallica's 2003 release, St. Anger. In 2003 Metallica staged the Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003, in part to promote their album St Metallica is an American heavy metal band that formed in 1981 in. Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Deftones is a rock band from Sacramento California formed in 1988 consisting of Mudvayne is an American metal band from Peoria, Illinois formed in 1996 St Anger is the eighth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released on June 5, 2003. At the tour's stop in Chicago, IL, attendees of the concert threw items at and heckled Durst from the moment he walked on stage. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. With the crowd chanting "F**k Fred Durst" and continuing their assault on him, Durst threw the mic down after six songs and walked off stage, but not before heckling the crowd back .
Throughout July 2004, various rumors began circulating claiming that Wes Borland had been playing with the band again. Wesley Louden Borland (born February 7, 1975 in Richmond, Virginia) is a musician best known as the former Guitarist in the band By July 8, a fan site released an official report that Borland was recording with the band in London. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Photos appeared on the band's official website of him playing with the band, and a live video of them playing a new song "The Truth" in studio was also posted on the website.
Durst said of Borland's re-entry, "We are very content with Mike being gone. We are the type of people that stay true to our family and our instincts and at any moment will act on intuition as a whole. Mike wasn't the guy. We had fun playing with him, but always knew, in the back of our minds, that he wasn't where we needed him to be mentally. " At this stage, they reverted back to the use of their original logo.
The band returned to the studio with producer Ross Robinson, who had worked with them on Three Dollar Bill Y'All$, to create a seven track EP titled The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1). Ross Robinson is a Music producer, who has worked with acts such as Machine Head, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Sepultura Three Dollar Bill Yall$ is the debut album of the band Limp Bizkit, released July 1, 1997 on Flip / Interscope Records. The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1 is the fifth album by Limp Bizkit, released on May 2 2005 internationally and a day later in North America Drummer John Otto was only able to contribute to one track on the album due to personal matters, with Sammy Siegler providing percussion on the remaining tracks. John Everett Otto (born March 22, 1977 in Jacksonville Florida) is the Drummer and an original member of the band Limp Bizkit Sammy Siegler is an American rock drummer notable for his many contributions to the New York hardcore scene. Durst promised fans before its release that it would be a return to the 'rawer, more abrasive style' of their first album.
The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) was released as a 7-track EP internationally on May 3, 2005 with little fanfare or advertising, debuting at number 24 on the Billboard 200 and selling only 37,000 copies in its first week. The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1 is the fifth album by Limp Bizkit, released on May 2 2005 internationally and a day later in North America Events 1491 - Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries adopting the baptismal name of João Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The mini-album eventually sold over 1,000,000 copies worldwide, but just slightly over 100,000 in the US.  It also received mediocre reviews, with some critics thinking that Durst was trying too hard to imitate Rage Against the Machine's lead singer Zack de la Rocha. Rage Against the Machine (sometimes shortened to RATM or Rage) is Zacarías Manuel de la Rocha (born January 12, 1970 in Long Beach, California) is an American rapper, Singer 
Limp Bizkit's first greatest hits compilation, titled Greatest Hitz, was released on November 8, 2005. Greatest Hitz is Limp Bizkit 's 2005 Greatest hits compilation album Events 1519 - Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with great a Celebration Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. It contained material from the band's first four albums (the track "The Truth" was released in some countries). An additional DVD, which featured music videos for most of their major hits, was released in conjunction with the CD. The album and DVD were barely promoted by the band's label, even to the point where Durst claimed he was being forced to do interviews about a compilation he wasn't very excited about.  The promotion did not pay off, with the album debuting at number 47.
The compilation album featured two previously unreleased songs, "Why" and "Lean On Me", which were acoustic/metal-based leftovers from Results May Vary, dropped for heavier songs, and a medley of The Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony" and Mötley Crüe's "Home Sweet Home", which was released to radio but did not receive much airplay. Results May Vary is the fourth album by Limp Bizkit, released on September 23, 2003 through Interscope Records. The Verve (originally Verve) are an English rock band formed in Wigan, Greater Manchester in 1989 at Winstanley Sixth " Bitter Sweet Symphony " is a song by English Alternative rock band The Verve, and is the lead track on their third album Urban Hymns Mötley Crüe ( IPA pronunciation: /'mɒtliː " Home Sweet Home " is a song by the American Glam metal band Mötley Crüe and is one of the first examples of a Power ballad. Wes Borland stated that the CD was "a piece of shit and a waste of money".
Originally, the band began working on the album directly after finishing The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1), with Fred Durst even saying on the band's official chat that Part 2 was finished before Part 1 was released. William Frederick "Fred" Durst (born August 20, 1970) is an American Actor, director and Musician, known primarily  It was scheduled to be released in fall 2005 (similar to System of a Down's Mezmerize and Hypnotize). System of a Down (commonly referred to as System or abbreviated as SOAD) is an Armenian American rock band formed in 1994 in Mezmerize is the fourth Album by System of a Down and the first half of the Mezmerize/ Hypnotize Double album. Hypnotize is the fifth Album by System of a Down and the second half of the Mezmerize / Hypnotize Double album
After several months with no word, a new post on the band's website stated the band intended to release a compilation album of the band's favorite songs along with lots of brand new material as a 'greatest hits' album, followed by 'a new full length album' and 'the greatest limp tour ever'. A greatest hits album (sometimes referred to as a " best of " album is a Compilation album of successful previously released Songs by a particular The band had already canceled the shows they were supposed to play for the release of The Unquestionable Truth due to personal issues, specifically John Otto going to rehab. John Everett Otto (born March 22, 1977 in Jacksonville Florida) is the Drummer and an original member of the band Limp Bizkit
Aside from the release of the Greatest Hitz in November, the rest of the year was stale for the band. Greatest Hitz is Limp Bizkit 's 2005 Greatest hits compilation album There was virtually no relevant talk of Part 2. While Durst did numerous interviews, mostly with MTV, he seemed to simply repeat what had already been said, and provided no new insight on the album or its release date. William Frederick "Fred" Durst (born August 20, 1970) is an American Actor, director and Musician, known primarily MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City. He began speaking more and more of his interest in acting and directing, and less about releasing the album. Wes Borland seemed to be working on his solo effort in the meantime. Wesley Louden Borland (born February 7, 1975 in Richmond, Virginia) is a musician best known as the former Guitarist in the band
Eventually, Wes Borland shed some light on the situation, saying on his MySpace that the band had to write three records worth of material before they had gotten to a place where vocalist Fred Durst was happy with the music. MySpace is a popular social networking Website offering an interactive user-submitted network of friends personal profiles blogs groups photos music and They then recorded the music twice. Once with Sammy Siegler, and once with John Otto. Sammy Siegler is an American rock drummer notable for his many contributions to the New York hardcore scene. Fred did vocals on six out of the 13 songs recorded, and for some reason stopped. Borland stressed the fact that lots of music had been recorded, but it was Fred's fault in not recording any vocals.
With Borland being the only one around to give the answers, the fans soon pestered him, and he answered by saying that the band was on indefinite hiatus, and possibly even split up. He eventually revealed that he simply did not care about the release anymore, or the band as a whole. He was centered on his solo effort, Black Light Burns. Black Light Burns is an industrial rock band featuring Wes Borland (formerly of Limp Bizkit, Big Dumb Face, Eat the Day He told fans that the album would never be coming out, and to give up hope. He also stated that while he had no future plans with the band whatsoever, he wouldn't rule out a re-union.
Soon after Borland's outbursts, Fred Durst appeared on MySpace as well, and contradicted what Borland had said. Durst insisted that the band was completely fine, and that the album was coming out after all. Borland stated how, if this was true, he simply was not informed. The two then began a series of "MySpace wars" where Durst stated that Borland only returned to the band for the money, and that the apologetic words he had shared earlier were insincere, among other things. Borland stated he felt like a scapegoat, and bid the other members of the band adieu for the time being, and went to work on his solo efforts.
Durst then took the stage to speak about the album. He continuously reassured the fans that the album was definitely coming out. The problem was that around this time, he was getting ready to direct his first movie, The Education of Charlie Banks. The Education of Charlie Banks is an independent picture filmed in New York City, Providence Rhode Island, and Middletown Rhode Island This meant that the band itself would continue to be on hiatus for months. In his free time, Durst went on the band's MySpace and talked about things such as the direction the album is supposed to go in, how he continually was writing lyrics, as well as posting several unreleased tracks every once in a while so that the fans would keep faith in the band.
Late in the filming of the movie, Durst stated that he would begin editing and recording vocals for the album in Los Angeles on August 7. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West
Soon after, some fans were in contact with Gabe Karon, a close friend of the band who has been known to go on tour with them, and releases home videos of the band he calls 'G Movies'. Gabe stated that the guitar, bass, and drums for the album are finished, and that only the vocals remain.  Apparently, Durst had been editing his movie during the day, and then working on vocals for the album with DJ Lethal at night. Leor Dimant (Leors Dimants born December 18, 1972 in Riga, Latvia) better known as DJ Lethal, is a Turntablist
There has been little word from the band themselves, except for Fred Durst, who simply stated the vocals were 'coming along fine'.
On September 10, 2006, Fred Durst stated that he was thinking of possibly changing the title of the album. Currently it is still The Unquestionable Truth (Part 2) but Durst says there are also several other possible titles.
In early 2008, pictures were put on the website of Fred Durst and Sam Rivers recording bass with the date being February 4, 2008. See Sam Rivers for the jazz saxophonist Sam Rivers (born Samuel Robert Rivers, September 21, 1977, Jacksonville,
A DVD of the bands 2001 live concert at Rock im Park was released on March 31, 2008, as well as a live album, the DVD includes live footage of the bands entire performance as well as an interview with DJ Lethal. The Rock am Ring ( Rock at the Ring) and Rock im Park ( Rock in the Park) festivals are two simultaneous Rock music festivals held annually in
It has also been confirmed that Kid Rock and Three Six Mafia have worked on The Unquestionable Truth (Part 2) and will be appearing on the track "Don't Test Me". Robert James Ritchie (born January 17 1971 in Romeo Michigan) known by his stage name Kid Rock, is an American Musician and actor known for his over-the-top Three 6 Mafia (formerly Triple 6 Mafia) is an Academy-Award winning American Rap group originating from Memphis, Tennessee
Over the past few weeks, numerous rumors have been coming up about the band having a reunion tour but none of the band members have commented on the subject yet. Especially since Wes Borland did a recent Radio Interview for an England Station stating the he will not come back despite being offered 5 Figure Dollar Ranges saying that even though he needs the money badly he couldn't do it because he is totally out of the Limp Bizkit Scene.