Limp Bizkit is a nu-metal or rap metal band from Florida, USA.
Formed in 1994, Limp Bizkit compromises Fred Durst – lead vocals, Wes Borland – guitars, Sam Rivers – bass guitar, John Otto – drums, DJ Lethal – turntables, keyboards, samples, programming. Mike Smith was on bass guitar previously (2002-2004).
The band was formed in 1994 and grew from the underground music scene in Florida. The music originated from the skateboarder area, which had bands such as Sugar Ray and Korn that were prominent at the time.
Limp Bizkit knew they had to stand out from the crowd and finally got signed to Mojo, a subsidiary to MCA Records. However; after a dispute with the label, the band ended up signing to Interscope Records.
Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ (1997) was Limp Bizkit’s first taste of success, reaching #1 in the Heatseekers Album Chart and in the top 30 in both the Canadian and American Album Charts. Significant Other (1999) was a major success with their single “Nookie” proving highly popular. The album sold over 600,000 copies in the first week, with further copies in demand.
Limp Bizkit proved to be highly controversial and highly volatile at their gigs, though this did nothing to fuel their desire to succeed. Their third album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water (2000) broke all previous records for records for albums sales in the first week – even beating Pearl Jam.
After a short hiatus, Wes Borland returned to the band and they brought out the highly talked about album, The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) (2005) which was again commercially successful.