Limp Bizkit Overview

Limp Bizkit is an American


Early years

Limp Bizkit was formed in 1995 in Jacksonville Jacksonville, Florida , after Fred Durst met Sam Rivers Sam Rivers (bassist) . Rivers introduced Durst to his cousin, John Otto, a drummer in Keystone Heights, FL. The three got together for a jam session, and soon after started an early version of the band. The trio soon recruited guitarist Rob Waters and Limp Bizkit was established. The band's first four-track demo, entitled Mental Aquaducts (which were remakes of previously written songs from Fred's previous bands Split 26 and 10Ft Shindig), was recorded with Rob Waters but soon after he left the band. Otto suggested the group to consider Wes Borland, whom he had gone to school with, for the now vacant position. Durst noticed him playing in 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 po***r venue being at the Milkbar in Jacksonville. In 1995, Fred Durst met and talked to members of the band Korn when they played a show in the Jacksonville area. Durst, a tattoo artist, gave Korn bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu several tattoos and the two became friends. Durst gave Korn the band's first demo tape with Rob Waters, and they shrugged it off as nothing special. Later, with Borland, a second demo was recorded and this time Korn was impressed. The demo included the tracks "Counterfeit Counterfeit (song) ", "Stuck", "Stalemate", and "Pollution", all of which would end up on the band's debut album Three Dollar Bill, Yall$. The demo tape was passed onto Ross Robinson, who produced for Korn, and he was also impressed. Ross contacted Limp Bizkit, and stated his intent to produce for the band. At a Garbage Garbage (band) concert, Durst had met Jordan Schur and played his demo tape for him in Schur's car. 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.

On May 20, 2009 the original lineup of Limp Bizkit performed together for the first time in eight years, at their first show ever in Latvia. The band went on to play a European tour named Unicorns N' Rainbows Tour. They also played German festivals Rock Im Park and Rock Am Ring on June 5 and 7 respectively, headlining the latter. Five days later the band landed in the UK and played at Download Festival. On August 1, the band took stage for a sold-out show in London's HMV Forum as part of Kerrang's Week of Rock. Limp Bizkit was officially inducted into the Kerrang! Hall of Fame at the Kerrang! Awards, and the next day the band performed at the Sonisphere Festival, playing in between Machine Head Machine Head (band) and Nine Inch Nails. Less than two weeks later, Limp would again be playing alongside Nine Inch Nails, but also Keane Keane (band) in ETPFest, Korea, on August 15.

August 24, 2009 marked the official first day of recording new material, as well as the first time the entire band had recorded together since 2000 (Results May Vary without Wes Borland, The Unquestionable Truth Part 1 without John Otto).

Gold Cobra and recent events (2010-present)

On November 30, Durst revealed in a Kerrang article, that the new album would be called Gold Cobra and would be released June 2010 via Polydor/Interscope. Durst told Kerrang Magazine in December of 2009 that the album will feature 10 songs with interludes/segues between the songs.
In a series of radio interviews Fred confirmed some working titles as "Combat Jazz”,” Douche Bag", "Weird & Poisonous" and "It Ain't Me." It was also revealed that Wes Borland came up with the album name "Gold Cobra". He confirmed the band will shoot music videos, as well as mentioning intent to release up to three songs at once as opposed to one first single, with a possible release date of March 2010. Rumored guest performances on the album include Mathematics Mathematics (producer) , Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan), Aaron Lewis, and Paul Wall.

After the recording of Gold Cobra, Limp Bizkit is slated to perform a number of U.S. concerts including 98 Rock Fest, Rock on the Range, Beale Street Music Festival, EdgeFest 20, Buzzfest and more to be announced. Following the festival shows, Durst confirmed a full U.S. tour in June. They have also been rumored to headline a Latin American tour, but only one show in Mexico is confirmed to date.;MTV's TRL

expanding upon the group's achievements and po***rity, they were also
the first group inducted into MTV's TRL "Hall of Fame" on May
2001.The band accomplished this with 7 total videos making it into "retirement" status. The qualifications to make retirement status were to have fans vote a video onto the show for 65 consecutive days. The following videos have been no longer air:

*"Faith Faith (Limp Bizkit song) "(Feb. 24, 1999)
*"Nookie" (Aug. 26, 1999)
*"Re-Arranged" (Oct. 30th, 1999)
*"N 2 Gether Now" (Jan. 18th, 2000)
*"My Generation My Generation (Limp Bizkit song) " (Oct. 3rd, 2000)
*"Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)" (Jan. 17th, 2001)
*"My Way My Way (Limp Bizkit song) " (May 10, 2001);Current members
* Fred Durst — lead vocals Lead vocalist (1995–present)>
* Wes Borland — guitars Electric guitar (1995–2001, 2004–2006, 2009–present)>
* Sam Rivers Sam Rivers (bassist) — bass Bass guitar (1995–present)>
* John Otto John Otto (drummer) — drums Drum kit , percussion (1995–present)>
* DJ Lethal — turntables Phonograph#Turntable technology , keyboards Keyboard instrument , samples Sampling (music) , programming Programming (music) , sound development (1996–present)>

;Former members
* Mike Smith Mike Smith (guitarist) — guitars (2003–2004)>
*Scott Borland — keyboards (1995 / 2000)>
*Brian 'Head' Welch Brian Welch — guitars (2002 / 2003)>
*Sammy Siegler — drums, percussion (2005)>

;Studio albums
*Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ (1997)
*Significant Other (1999)
*Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water (2000)
*Results May Vary (2003)
*Gold Cobra (2010)


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