An American Nu Metal / NWOAHM band, formed out of Jacksonville, Florida, during 1994. Their work is marked by vocalist Fred Durst's abrasive, angry lyrics and guitarist/backing vocalist Wes Borland's sonic experimentation and elaborate visual appearance, which includes face and body paint, masks and uniforms, as well as the band's elaborate live shows.
Limp Bizkit has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, have sold 40 million records worldwide and won several other awards.
Having formed in '94, Limp Bizkit became popular playing in the Jacksonville, Florida underground music scene in the late 1990s, and then signed with Flip Records, a subsidiary of Interscope, which released their debut album, "Three Dollar Bill, Y'all$" in 1997. They achieved mainstream success with their second and third studio albums, "Significant Other" (1999) as well as "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water" (2000), although this success was marred by a series of controversies surrounding their performances at Woodstock '99 and the 2001 Big Day Out festival.
Borland quit the group in 2001, but the other members continued to record and tour with new guitarist Mike Smith.
Following the release of their album, "Results May Vary" (2003), Borland rejoined the band and recorded "The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1)" (2005) with Durst, Rivers, Lethal and drummer Sammy Siegler before entering a hiatus. In 2009, the band reunited with Borland playing guitar and began touring, culminating with the recording of the album "Gold Cobra" (2011), after which they left Interscope and later signed with Cash Money Records, but DJ Lethal was asked to leave the band soon after. They are currently recording their seventh studio album, "Stampede of the Disco Elephants".
1) Three Dollar Bill, Y'all$ (1997)
2) Significant Other (1999)
3) Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water (2000)
4) Results May Vary (2003)
5) The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) (2005)
6) The Unquestionable Truth (Part 2) (2005)
7) Gold Cobra (2011)
8) Stampede of the Disco Elephants (TBA)
Members Name Check
- Fred Durst – lead vocals (1994–2006, 2009–present)
- Sam Rivers – bass, backing vocals (1994–2006, 2009–present)
- John Otto – drums (1994–2006, 2009–present)
- Wes Borland – guitars, backing vocals (1995–1997, 1997–2001, 2004–2006, 2009–present)
- Rob Waters – guitars (1994-1995)
- Terry Balsamo – guitars (1995)
- Mike Smith – guitars, backing vocals (2002–2004)
- DJ Lethal – turntables, sampling, programming (1996–2006, 2009–2012, 2012)
- Franko Carino – sampling, programming, backing vocals (2012–present)
- Samuel G. Mpungu – bass (2015–present)
- Brian Welch – guitars (2003)