Personalities | Limp Bizkit | Twenty-First Century | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1994–present)

Limp Bizkit – Fred Durst (vocals), Mike Smith (guitar), DJ Lethal (turntables), Sam Rivers (bass) and John Otto (drums) – are something of a global phenomenon, and the benchmark against which all nu metal and rapcore bands are judged. Since their earliest recordings, their fusion of the direct vocal delivery of rap with the sledgehammer riffing of metal (nu metal) has found a fan base with disaffected youths the world over.

Second album Significant Other (1999) broke the band small-scale, and the single ‘Break Stuff’ remains a firm fan favourite. At this point in their career the group were still receiving good reviews from critics, and Durst even formed his own label – Flip. After founding guitarist Wes Borland left in 2000, a nationwide search for a replacement was launched. However, Borland returned in 2004. Singles from the third album Chocolate Starfish And The Hotdog Flavored Water (2000) such as ‘My Way’ and the UK chart-topping ‘Rollin’’ remain the band’s high points.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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