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Limp Bizkit

Formed: 1995
From: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Nu-Metal Music Near Extinction

The following excerpts were taken from an article from the Arkansas Traveler website about the fall of nu metal:

In the mid-90s Nu-Metal was an exciting, emerging twist in modern rock music that promised to exchange the best ideas in rock and rap for a single - hybrid music that could expose each style's audience to the other. However, as the 90s gave way and the millennium changed, the second wave of Nu-Metal (NM2) got further away from its hip-hop roots and closer to the dark side of heavy metal. The genre is virtually dismissible, but can it come back from the edge of death?

The first wave of Nu-Metal (NM1) was a hybrid of rap and rock music pioneered by soon-to-be staples of the genera Korn, the Deftones and Rage Against the Machine. It was pioneering and new because, unlike the oft-noted collaborations between Run DMC and Aerosmith or between Public Enemy and Anthrax, the NM1 scene wasn't based on a rock musician pounding out the beats and the emcees simply rapping over the established record.

Rather, NM1 musicians familiar with the repertoire of hip-hop's percussion section transcribed and played those beats (especially the snare and high-hat parts) as rhythm on a detuned, overdriven electric guitar. Ergo, the importance of the riff, which itself had been so dominant in eighties rock, was largely missing.

As a result, Nu-Metal made the listener want to jump up and down rather than pump twin, clenched fists in the air. It was ultra-aggressive hip-hop, or it was modest, unassuming rock. Either way, it was crossing genres and exposing new listeners to the ideas inherent in the parent style's musical genotype.

There ended the exciting part. In the late 90s Nu-Metal got heavier and louder. Korn gave way to Limp Bizkit, to Taproot, then to Mudvayne. By the time Slipknot had entered the scene, the double-kick drum was back, the screaming was incessant, and virtually no rapping was taking place.

Whereas, visually, earlier bands projected an image of body piercing, seriously baggy clothes and short haircuts, the post-Slipknot NM2 had opted instead for tattoos, long hair and regular-fit, all black clothing. By 1999, things were again starting to look orthodox

Read the full article at The Arkansas Traveler.

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Just For Fun

More in The Saga of Fred Durst's Leaked Porn

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has refuted Internet reports that his recently leaked hardcore sex video was the work of the same hacker as the one responsible for hacking Paris Hilton's T-Mobile Sidekick.

"If you look on Paris' thing, I don't use T-Mobile," Durst told MTV News. "No, no, [my listing in her Sidekick] is just old, years old. Somebody that was repairing my computer was smart enough to go through anything he could [and found the movie]. What can I say? I'm not proud of it.

"Everyone, probably everyone in this building, has done something similar to what I did, and nobody cares about it," he added. "But if you're high-profile, or on someone's radar ... then it matters. What happens to me happens to me, and I have to live with it and go on."

Durst said he's been contacted by at least one company seeking his cooperation in selling the video.

"When those things happen to people, there are companies that approach you, say, 'Hey, man, you wanna make some money off this? People are gonna see it anyway,' " Durst explained. "I said, 'Absolutely not, I don't wanna make any money of this. This is ridiculous.' So when you see [celebrity sex tapes] out there with big company names on them, you can know people gave them permission to release it."

David Hans Schmidt, a Phoenix-based publicist who has represented celebrities in the selling of nude photos in the past, said the thieves contacted him in September and he's been negotiating with them and Durst's agents ever since.

"I was close to turning something illegal into something legal and then these hackers reneged and went out and put the tape on World Wide Web along with my home telephone number," Schmidt said. "Now we're gonna get 'em. Government agencies are meeting with me this weekend."

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Fred Durst Home Porn Leaked From Hacked Sidekick

Fred Durst has little to do with metal these days, but seeing how he is the whipping boy of nu-metal (Limp Bizkit are arguably not even that), this was too good a story to pass up:

Hackers claim to have broken into the T-Mobile Sidekick of Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, and stolen a risque video he had stored on it. The video, featuring Durst's trademark tattoos, voice, and a shot of his face, shows the singer videotaping himself having intercourse and receiving oral sex with an unidentified female.

Gossiplist.com supposedly obtained a link to the site where the video is posted for download, though it's only available to paid members.

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Fred Durst Says That He's Not A Poser

Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

"Happy new beginnings to the [Limp Bizkit] army. A reality check for the posers is what 2005 has in store. Fuck them all.

"When I say posers, I don't exactly mean haters. We are all haters in some form and display this at some point in our lives.

"Posers, to me, are people who are doing things in their lives, specifically making music for the masses without it being honest and consisting of what they are truly about inside themselves, but more like a half-assed attempt to create a formula that displays their true colors aren't so true.

"Quality of music or the success of a band does not determine whether someone is a poser to me personally. It's when you know in your heart that someone's shit is as phony as a fucking three-dollar bill.

"Regardless of being liked or disliked, even hated, I can sleep at night knowing I've always been true to what I feel inside and have never gave a shit about what anyone thinks about it. I'm on my own path and have stayed true to my heart my whole existence. I also don't believe someone is a poser when they have an identity crisis and are only trying to find their way to get to the next level of their life.

"But this is all my perspective and I am an individual with my own views and perceptions. So don't confuse what I am saying and think my revenge has anything to do with haters and those who don't understand Limp Bizkit and myself.

"I told you I think it's cool to be a hater because I happen to be one myself. Clarity is on my side right now and remember, beauty is through the eye of the beholder.

"It's on."

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Wes Borland Makes New BDF Track Available Online

LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland has uploaded a "new" BIG DUMB FACE track, entitled "Darkness Becomes", at his official web site. Download it at this location.

BIG DUMB FACE, which consists of Wes, his brother, and a group of pre-LIMP BIZKIT friends, released their debut album, "Duke Lion Fights The Terror", in March 2001.

At the time of the album's release, Borland acknowledged that recording the strange and self-proclaimed "stupid" songs of BIG DUMB FACE actually helped him in his bread-and-butter band.

"I think it really helps me in LIMP BIZKIT as well because it keeps me fresh and keeps me writing," he told Launch. "In LIMP BIZKIT, it helps me to write stuff that isn't what I would have written, I guess, if I was just thinking, 'What should the next LIMP BIZKIT song be that I write?' instead of, 'What would be a great song that we can make into a LIMP BIZKIT song?' It just keeps me fresh."

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Fred Durst Says Limp Bizkit Has Never Been More...

Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

"Deep in the mountains is where we have landed to explore our fears and confront the obstacles that lye [sic] before us. I have separated myself from the over stimulation Los Angeles, or any other populated city, can bring. There are no sounds of traffic, police sirens, and airplanes in the air. There are no chain restaraunts, bars, and clubs around. There are only the mountains and they have their own sounds. These monstrous beings seem to be protecting the silence that lives under the trees and it is very moving in a horrific way. Even though the man made clutter is gone from most of these parts the silence becomes so loud and intense that you realize there is life out here more powerful than you could ever imagine. I grew up in the mountains and through the years I've lost my perspective along the way and ended up in the metropolis of stimulation. I am grateful to have gone full circle at this moment in my life and found myself right back in the enviornment that my life was based upon. It becomes a part of the blood running through your veins and never really leaves. Your mind becomes stimulated by the freedom to explore the forbidden chambers inside and the level of what was once considered sanity is now balanced by useful insanity. A fine line of reference for someone in my shoes having accepted the cards I've been delt. The music coming from this studio is relentless to say the least. It speaks loudly and clearly to the demons inside of me and the rest of the band from the feel of things. The honesty in the music we are making is so raw and pounding that I feel like it demands my attention and challenges me to rationalize with what the truth to me really is today. I am living in the now and can only know what is when it is. Limp Bizkit has, in no way, never been more relentless and in your face until right now. Time to buckle up."

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Limp Bizkit 'Heading North' To Record New Album

Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland has posted the following message on the band's web site:

"We're packing up and heading north to record a new album. Los Angeles is too comfortable for us, so we have to leave our everyday lives behind. This music is hungry for our blood, and we have to feed it what it wants. The gear's in the road cases, the trucks are being loaded, and the absentee ballots are in the mail. We have about two months before the holidays hit. Do you think we can hammer it out before Christmas? We'll see. Let's get down to brass tacks here. I've been gone for a long time. I don't regret anything that's happened over the past 3 years. It couldn't have happened any other way. I had some time to explore some other things, and after searching I came to the conclusion that this band was not an accident. There is a chemistry here that I haven't found anywhere else. There's an intention and an electricity that exists which is bigger than the individual members, despite their differences. We're very excited about the music we are writing at the moment, and we are very grateful that we get the chance to do this again with our friend Ross Robinson on board. We'll be updating the site more and more as the record progresses, and posting new pictures from the studio as we take them. The amount of support from the fans of this band is staggering. I can't wait to get back out on the road next year. I'm picking up my suitcase and walking out the door."

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Wes Borland To Rejoin Limp Bizkit?

Recent rumors circulating suggest that guitarist Wes Borland has decided to rejoin Limp Bizkit and has been rehearsing material for a new album with the group as of late. No official word has come down on the matter as of yet however.

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Limp Bizkit Gets Bomb Threat

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

"Last night we had a serious bomb threat at the venue in Katowice, Poland. Five minutes before we had to go on stage, the chief of policia came into our dressing room with the promoter and told us someone called the police and said to evacuate the building in one hour. The promoter wasn't really concerned at all for anything but his money but the policia said that he could not say if it there was a chance it was or was not going to happen. At that point I made the decision to evacuate the building and announce the problem to the audience.

"The policia and the promoter were very concerned there would be a riot. They actually said it was 100% that the fans would start one. I am glad to say that they were 100% wrong. The fans in Poland were very cool under these circumstances and were very respectful to authorities. We did not know what to think about the whole situation, but we are glad that everyone is safe.

"I am very sorry that happened to all of you in Poland. We will be back. We also have all the video footage of the promoter and chief of policia informing us of the bomb threat. We are working on cutting it together for you asap.

"Man, what the fuck is going on with our planet? Our societies? Our minds? It is a beautiful thing to be alive. If you get a chance try to reflect on the good things we have today. At least we have the life to reflect. Think about it.

"On the road again..."

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Limp Bizkit To Record New Video

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has reportedly told fans following the group's gig in Lisbon, Portugal Friday night (Feb. 27) that the band will be shooting a video for the song "Build A Bridge" this week. No further information is available at this time.

"Build A Bridge" comes off LIMP BIZKIT's fourth full-length album, "Results May Vary", which was released last September through Flip/Interscope Records.

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Nu/Faux Metal Bands Rocked By Slump

Jim Farber of the New York Daily News is profiling how the hard rock sales for the past few months have been dampened while faux-grunge group Nickelback, '70s-style acts, Jet and The Darkness, and arty act Incubus have enjoyed success. Farber cites P.O.D., who saw their last release, 'Satellite,' move 2.7 million copies in 2002 while its latest 'Payable on Death' CD has fallen to No. 186 on the Billboard charts after just 13 weeks, selling just over 400,000 copies. Meanwhile, Limp Bizkit's 'Results May Vary', is lumbering in the low 80s on the chart after 20 weeks, selling only as many as first week sales of their previous effort, 'Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water', moved in its first week. Korn's dropoff also is cited.

The article title "Metal bands rocked by slump" surely is incorrect as these bands hardly qualify as metal, with Korn being the closest of them, and their sales probably hurt by the lackluster Untouchables anyway.

Read the full article at New York Daily News.

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Wes Scantlin of Puddle Of Mudd Slams Fred Durst

In an interview with Canada's Chart magazine, PUDDLE OF MUDD frontman Wes Scantlin unleashed on LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst.

"He doesn't write our songs, he doesn't produce our songs, he doesn't do anything for us. He doesn't do our videos anymore. He doesn't do anything for this band," Wes said. He added, "I don't know what he's doing, I don't know what the guy's like. All I know is that he's like Mr. Hollywood guy, Mr. Celebrity. Like, 'I don't hang out with anybody except Hollywood celebrities'. Every single fucking interview I've ever fucking done, I get asked about that fucking guy. I don't have anything against him, but I haven't talked to the guy in a fucking year and a half. And for me to do interviews all the time and be asked about this certain individual... People thinks he writes music with me or something. He does not do that. I just don't get it. We have nothing in common. He doesn't even call us, he has his assistant call us to congratulate us on our record. Yeah, that's how pathetic he is."

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Wes Borland Addresses Rumors

Ex-LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland has posted the following message on the web site of his now-defunct post-LIMP BIZKIT band EAT THE DAY:

"I didn't think that I needed to say anything about this, but to be perfectly clear and to address many rumors I have heard, I have not, nor will I ever join the band EVANESCENCE. [NINE INCH NAILS bassist/guitarist/programmer] Danny Lohner and I worked with [EVANESCENCE singer] Amy Lee on the 'Underworld' soundtrack, talked about working with her sometime again in the future, and no plans of doing so as of right now. We are however in the first stages of doing some songs with Rob Zombie, and that looks like it's going to be good. So once again, I am not joining EVANESCENCE."

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Rob Zombie Enlists Borland And Lohner

ROB ZOMBIE has enlisted some diverse personnel to accompany him in the studio for the recording of his new CD. Danny Lohner of NINE INCH NAILS and Wes Borland who once was in LIMP BIZKIT have the honor of joining Zombie after he finishes up filming for the sequel to 'House of 1000 Corpses'.

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Evanescence May Collaborate With Wes Borland

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee has confirmed that the band are contemplating the possibility of working with former LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland on the follow-up to the triple-platinum "Fallen", tentatively due in 2005 through Wind-Up Records. "Wes is a friend and we're talking about writing together on the next record," Lee told Australia's The Age. "But we'll see."

2003 ended on a sour note for EVANESCENCE when founding member and Lee's co-writer Ben Moody abruptly left the band in October, mid-way through a European tour. More...

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