%% As much hatedom as this band has, PLEASE! Don't engage in Complaining About Shows You Don't Like.

%% That goes against the focus of this wiki. Thank you.

->''"You wanted the worst... you got the worst. The one... the only... Limp Bizkit."''
-->--'''Intro to ''Significant Other'''''

[[caption-width-right:330:The band no one wants to admit they listened to as kids]]

+Music/{{Korn}}, Music/BeastieBoys, Music/FaithNoMore, Music/{{Nirvana}}, The Sugarhill Gang, Music/PublicEnemy, Music/RunDMC, Eric B. & Rakim, Grandmaster Flash, Music/DeLaSoul, Music/{{Kiss}}, Suicidal Tendencies, Music/RedHotChiliPeppers, Music/RageAgainstTheMachine, Music/NineInchNails, Music/LynyrdSkynyrd, Music/BlackSabbath, Music/{{Primus}}, Music/{{Snot}}, Music/HedPE, Music/{{Tool}}, Music/{{Deftones}}, Music/TheWho, Music/GeorgeMichael, Music/{{Metallica}}

Related Acts:
+Music/BlackLightBurns (Borland)
+Music/HouseOfPain (DJ Lethal)
+La Coka Nostra (DJ Lethal)

[[XtremeKoolLetterz Limp Bizkit]] is a band from from Jacksonville, Florida, responsible for being a TropeCodifier of the NuMetal genre. They're also a definite case of divisiveness, as they have a rather large fanbase with 33 million albums sold worldwide, in addition to a {{Hatedom}} derived largely from HeavyMetal fandom. The band, particularly Fred Durst, act as {{Heel}}s of the rock world to a certain extent, but there is actually a fair amount of SelfDeprecation in their lyrics and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/limp_bizkit_1195.jpg live performances]], not to mention the heavy amount of StealthParody in their lyrics.

The band formed in 1995, and recorded a demo consisting of material Durst wrote for a pair of previous bands. Original guitarist Rob Waters left the band after recording the demo, and the final line-up was solidified with the introduction of Wes Borland. The latter's role in the band also played a part in the band getting ahead in the music industry: Through Durst's job as a tattoo artist, he was able to get the band Music/{{Korn}} to listen to Limp Bizkit's first demo, but they were unimpressed. After they recorded a second demo with Borland, however, Korn responded more favorably, leading to Ross Robinson working with the band and a record deal with Mojo, and eventually Flip Records (and later Interscope).

Their debut, ''Three Dollar Bill, Y'all$'' sold poorly initially, but sales increased via active touring. Participating in the Family Values and Ozzfest tours gave the band mainstream recognition. Memorably, the band's live set included a giant toilet which [[SelfDeprecation Fred Durst emerged from]] during performances (there was LampshadeHanging; Fred would frequently yell "I'm a piece of shit, and my band is a piece of shit!" and inform audiences they were coming "from the sewer"). Also noteworthy was a tour in which the band allowed women to attend their concerts for free, which successfully increased their female fanbase. The band did this because their concerts were formerly attended largely by males.

The crossover hit ''Significant Other'' sold well on both rock and HipHop charts and was followed by a controversial appearance at Woodstock '99, where Limp Bizkit was blamed for the audience's bad behavior, which included sexual assaults and rapes; The Music/RedHotChiliPeppers were blamed for inciting the crowds to start fires. Durst also got into quite a few feuds with other musicians.

The band's next few albums were generally poorly received by critics and despite some media appearances (including one of their songs being used as the theme for ''Film/MissionImpossibleII''), the coverage of the band focused less on the band's music and more on controversies surrounding their concerts. A 2001 tour in which teenager Jessica Michalik was crushed in a mosh pit and died of asphyxiation during Limp Bizkit's performance was the subject of lawsuits; it was generally determined, however, that the death was the fault of poor security, and not the band.

The relationship between Wes Borland and the rest of the band, particularly Durst, also suffered, to the point where Borland left the band to form Music/BlackLightBurns, while Limp Bizkit released an album, ''Results May Vary'', without him; it was the band's worst-reviewed. Borland rejoined the band for ''The Unquestionable Truth, Part 1'', released on Creator/GeffenRecords, which was better received, but left the band again. Borland eventually rejoined the band, because it was decided that "We were more disgusted and bored with the state of heavy popular music than we were with each other." During the band's comeback, they released their most critically acclaimed album, ''Gold Cobra''. As of 2012, the band signed with Cash Money Records.


%% Please, don't pothole The Scrappy here. This is not about Complaining About People You Don't Like.

* Fred Durst - vocals
* Wes Borland - guitar
* Sam Rivers - bass
* John Otto - drums
* [[Music/HouseOfPain DJ Lethal]] - turntables

'''[+Former Members+]:'''
* [[Music/{{Evanescence}} Terry Balsamo]] - guitar
* Rob Waters - guitar
* [[Music/{{Snot}} Mike Smith]] - guitar

* ''Three Dollar Bill, Y'all$'' (1997)
* ''Significant Other'' (1999)
* ''Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water'' (2000)
* ''New Old Songs'' (2001)
* ''Results May Vary'' (2003)
* ''The Unquestionable Truth, Part 1'' (2005)
* ''Gold Cobra'' (2011)
* ''Stampede of the Disco Elephants'' (([[DevelopmentHell TBA]]))
* ''The Unquestionable Truth, Part 2'' (([[ScheduleSlip TBA]]))
!!All right, partner. Keep on tropin', baybeh. You know what time it is.

[[folder:Music tropes]]
* AlbumTitleDrop: In "Sour", from ''Three Dollar Bill, Y'all$'' (sort of):
-->Maybe you won't, maybe you will,\\
But baby, you're still about as real as a three-dollar bill.
** And of course, "Hot Dog"'s intro goes "Ladies and gentlemen... introducing the Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog-flavored water!"
* AtomicFBomb: In nearly every song.
** Most notorious is the track "Hot Dog" from ''Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water'', with "fuck" heard '''46 times''' (and it's lampshaded in its lyrics!).
* BilingualBonus: The video for "Boiler" features a diner named "Bolacha Mole", Portuguese for limp biscuit.
* BreakupSong:
** Many songs from ''Significant Other'' are shots to Durst's ex-girlfriend.
** The leaked "Just Drop Dead" is a shot at Music/BritneySpears.
* BrokenPedestal: Durst is a fan of Music/NineInchNails. Trent Reznor, however, smashed a plate with Durst's face on it in the video for "Starfuckers, Inc." Reznor said of the band, "Limp Bizkit sucks" and in an interview told Durst to "surf a piece of plywood up my ass". (Some even argue that the NIN references in "Hot Dog" and "Livin' It Up" are a reply to this.)
* CarefulWithThatAxe: Fred's guttural, throat-shredding scream is a frequent offender. "Indigo Flow" is a long series of {{Shout Out}}s to other musicians, until...
-->'''Fred:''' You know what's up, dialed into the planet, and God, '''''I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!'''''
* ClusterFBomb: "Hot Dog" is both an example and a lampshade of this. Most of their tracks also have either this or PrecisionFStrike (Allmusic's review of that album lampshaded that while the censored version "basically guts the record," the cussing gets to the point that it "isnít even noticeable, just part of the midrange hum, like the drums and droning guitars.")
* ConceptVideo: The music video for "My Way" pokes fun at concept videos, with the production crew constantly changing the concept as the video proceeds. Examples include Limp Bizkit the doo-wop band, Limp Bizkit the biker gang, Limp Bizkit the KISS-expy, and Limp Bizkit the cavemen.
** The band has a few, though intercut with the band playing. "Take A Look Around", taking a cue from [[Film/MissionImpossibleII the movie it was written for]], has the band doing a spy job in a diner, and [[ThisPageWillSelfDestruct a phone self-destructing]].
* CorruptChurch: In "The Priest".
* CoverVersion: [[Music/GeorgeMichael "Faith"]], [[Music/{{Metallica}} "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"]], [[Music/DavidBowie "Fame"]], [[Music/HouseOfPain "Jump Around"]], [[Music/TheWho "Behind Blue Eyes"]], [[Music/RageAgainstTheMachine "Killing In The Name"]], [[Music/{{Ministry}} "Thieves"]].
** TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: "Faith" and "Behind Blue Eyes", which even add new verses.
* CurseCutShort: "Nookie"'s infamous "So you can take that cookie and stick it up your (yeah!)"
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1)''.
* EpicRocking: 16-minute song "Everything" is definitely a huge example of this trope! And also "Stalemate" can be barely noted as epic rocking for being longer than any of their regular tracks.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: ''Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water''. "Chocolate starfish" is a slang term for the anus.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: "Greatest [[XtremeKoolLetterz Hitz]]".
* GriefSong: Quite a few.
* HeavyMeta: "Indigo Flow".
* IntercourseWithYou: Inverted in their cover of "Faith", about turning down sex. Played straight with "Nookie".
* LampshadeHanging: The sample at the end of "Clunk" lampshades that Limp Bizkit plays ''louder'' than their favorite bands because they can't reproduce the sound of those bands, and that the band performs solely to entertain themselves, not for critical respect.
** The AMG review of ''Chocolate Starfish'' interprets the title as being a lampshade of the band's "juvenile vulgarian" image, much like how ''Music/MellonCollieAndTheInfiniteSadness'' acknowledged/played up Music/TheSmashingPumpkins' own stereotype as "tragic romantics".
* ListingCities: "Show Me What You Got"
* MetalScream: Common on their first album, and occasionally used elsewhere.
* MindRape[=/=]BreakThemByTalking: Explicitly mentioned in "Full Nelson":
-->How pathetic are people who verbally rape us with talking\\
We try to ignore them, ignore them until they keep talking.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Generally about a 7, occasionally some songs from "Three Dollar Bill Y'All$" and "The Unquestionable Truth" hit a hard 8 or soft 9 while ''Results May Vary'' and songs like "Everything" and "Re-Arranged" can drop to 5 or lower. Songs like "Hold On" and "Behind Blue Eyes" are even lower, being a 1 or 2.
* MovieBonusSong: "[[Film/MissionImpossibleII Take A Look Around]]".
* MyWayOrTheHighway: The chorus of "My Way". And Fred's whole attitude, to be honest.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: The band's mix of NuMetal, RapRock and PunkRap. Some songs also dip into {{Jazz}} and PsychedelicRock influences.
* NewSoundAlbum: Had two ones with different responses. Critics ''hated'' the NewSoundAlbum attempt ''Results May Vary'' with Mike Smith, and fans mostly found it average(though it did manage to go platinum despite the negative reviews) which started off with their usual sound then detoured into a bunch of other things, mostly AlternativeRock and ballads. Then Wes Borland returned and they made another one, ''The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1)''. Armed with some extra post-hardcore influence, this was '''much''' better received, due to Borland's presence, but it wasn't promoted very well and subsequently flopped.
* NuMetal[=/=]RapMetal: TropeCodifier.
* OminousPipeOrgan: In "Counterfeit". It's an electric keyboard imitating an organ, but it's put to the same use.
* OurProductSucks: You wanted the worst... you got the worst. The one... the only... Limp Bizkit. You wanted the best? [[TakeThat Go get the fuckin']] Music/BackstreetBoys [[TakeThat CD!]]
* OutOfGenreExperience: "Douche Bag". Not the whole song, just the random {{Jazz}} number at the end.
** Also "A Lesson Learned," a weird psychedelic/ambient experiment from ''Significant Other.''
* ReligionRantSong: "The Priest", in response to the Catholic sex scandals.
* RhymingWithItself: "Rollin'"; it could be argued that it actually rhymes "this shit right here" with "biz-'''kit''''s right here".
* SawStarWarsTwentySevenTimes: "Livin' It Up" has a line "I saw the ''Film/FightClub'' twenty eight times!". Fred would go on to feature "Prescribed by Dr.: Durden, Tyler" in the ''Results May Vary'' artwork and even be a GuestFighter in the ''Fight Club'' video game.
* SelfDeprecation: ''Significant Other'' opens with "You wanted the worst... you got the worst."
** Durst was also amused by [[http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/12/austin-does-limp-bizkit-frontman-a-solid/ this]].
* ShoutOut: "Indigo Flow" entirely consists of this, thanking associates like Music/{{Korn}}, Music/{{Deftones}} and [[Music/HouseOfPain Everlast]]. "Show Me What You Got" has shout-outs to [[Music/{{Eminem}} Slim Shady]] and [[Music/{{Primus}} Les Claypool]].
** ShoutOut/ToShakespeare: In "Rearranged", Limp Bizkit sings, "Life is overwhelming, / Heavy is the head that wears the crown", which is a reference to the title character's quote in ''Theatre/HenryIVPart2'': "Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown" (III, i).
** "Stuck" features the line "All I wanted was a Pepsi", a reference to Suicidal Tendencies' hit "Institutionalized". The reference is immediately [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the next line.
** The first lyric of "Full Nelson", "Why's everybody always pickin' on me?", is a reference to The Music/BloodhoundGang's "Why's Everybody Always Pickin' On Me?".
** During the bridge and ending of "Nobody Loves Me", Durst sings the chorus InTheStyleOf [[Music/{{Tool}} Maynard James Keenan]].
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: The jam "Everything" is slow and fairly mellow compared to the rest of ''Three Dollar Bill''. It sounds more like ProgressiveRock than NuMetal.
** "Hell of a Band", a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S56umJ6i6xA Primus-style track]] with Les Claypool on vocals.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAwm2hQ95HA This tribute to]] Music/RichardCheese.
*** "Re-Arranged" is this too, quite slow and laid-back, especially when it was made.
* StalkerWithACrush: "Eat You Alive".
* StealthParody: A lot of their songs are this.
* StepUpToTheMicrophone: ''Inverted''; during live performances of "Shotgun," Fred Durst plays the closing guitar solo.
* SubduedSection: "Eat You Alive".
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Everything," "A Lesson Learned."
* SurrealMusicVideo: The oft-disturbing video to "Boiler", which even includes an animated sequence similar to the cover of ''Chocolate Starfish''.
* TakeThat:
** Durst, to Trent Reznor in "Hot Dog". Specifically, the whole chorus is made up of Music/NineInchNails references: ''You [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closer_(Nine_Inch_Nails_song) wanna fuck me like an animal]]/You wanna [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burn_(Nine_Inch_Nails_song) burn me on the inside]]/You like to think that I'm a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Perfect_Drug perfect drug]]/Just know that nothing you do will bring you [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closer_(Nine_Inch_Nails_song) closer]] to me''.
** [=DJ=] Lethal is guilty of this as of late. He recorded a diss track entitled "Crack Your Skull" towards Joe Hahn, [[Music/LinkinPark Linkin Park's DJ]]. This is in addition to some postings on his Soundcloud and Twitter accounts. Odd, considering he recorded "State of the Art" with Chester Bennington a few years ago. He did later recant his statements concerning the rest of the band a few weeks later.
--> "Pro Tools is my favorite member of Linkin Park"
** The video for "Re-Arranged" is a response to critics who accused the band of inciting bad behaviour and violence at Woodstock '99. It begins with the band already in prison, shows them on trial over the Woodstock debacle, and then depicts the members being escorted from their cells into a sealed white container, which is then flooded with [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext milk]], drowning them.
** "Let it Go", a bonus track from "Results May Vary", is addressed to then-absent guitarist Wes Borland. This song even lampshades Wes' side-project '''Big Dumb Face''' in the lyrics.
* ThemeTuneCameo: "Rollin'" video began with Creator/BenStiller and Stephen Dorff pulling up to Fred Durstó while their car's radio plays "My Generation" (the band's previous single, not the Who song).
* UnusualEuphemism: ''Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water''. "Chocolate starfish" here being a euphemism for asshole, while "hot dog flavoured water" comes from an in-joke about how Wes Borland saw flavoured water on sale at a truck stop while touring, and jokingly wondered if they also come in meat or hot dog flavour.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: "N 2 Gether Now".
** Their band name, too. Not to mention their complation album "Greatest Hitz".

[[folder:Misc tropes]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Wes Borland, the CrazyAwesome guitarist who regularly goes on stage dressed as such outlandish things such as a full body painted skeleton to a bunny suit.
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Fred
** TheLancer: Wes
** TheBigGuy: John
** TheSmartGuy: Sam
** TheChick: Kseniya Durst as for now
** TheSixthRanger: Lethal, then Carino
* GuestFighter: Fred is a playable character in ''Wrestling/{{WW|E}}F [[Wrestling/WWESmackDown Smackdown]]: Just Bring It!'', as well as an unlockable character in the [[LicensedGame fighting game adaptation]] of ''Film/FightClub''.
* HiddenTrack:
** Their first two albums feature either a hidden nameless jam part or thrown in StudioChatter after every song actually ends, but they're counted as part of the actual song length.
** [[Music/{{Primus}} Les Claypool]] and Matt Pinfield have two of these on ''Significant Other''
** A skit featuring Creator/BenStiller and some phone messages appear at the end of ''Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water''.
* IconicItem: Fred Durst's signature backwards [[NiceHat red Yankees cap]].
** IconicOutfit: Wes Borland is also known for wearing face and body paint or masks.
* IdenticalStranger: Fred Durst and [[Music/VanillaIce Rob Van Winkle]]. They're [[http://twitter.com/#!/vanillaice/status/62226301737648128 fans of each other]].
** It's not just Fred that has this. Wes Borland looks like Creator/BenStiller. And even sounds like him, too. If you didn't know that the ''real Ben Stiller'' was delivering that last bit on ''Chocolate Starfish'', you'd think it was Wes.
* {{Jerkass}}: Fred Durst was considered this when the band became really big, but he's gotten better since then.
** Wes Borland for trashing Dream Theater and, more recently, of Trump supporters.
* LongRunnerLineUp: Despite Wes Borland leaving the band a few times, the band still had the same line-up for a decade and a half. This ended when DJ Lethal split from the band.
* LoveableRogue: Fred could also qualify as this.
* MinimalisticCoverArt: ''{{Greatest Hit|sAlbum}}z'' has a white cover with a pink MindScrew icon which could be a keyhole, or a turntable, or a ladies restroom sign.
* MyspeldRokband / XtremeKoolLetterz: The name of the band. It was originally spelled correctly on the band's early demos.
* NWordPrivileges: Liner notes for ''Three Dollar Bill''.
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Fred Durst was considered this for a time as well, but appears to have matured over time.
* PutOnABus: Wes Borland, then [[Music/{{Snot}} Mike Smith]] and DJ Lethal.
** TheBusCameBack: Played twice with Wes and once with Lethal, before he was departed from the band again the month later.
* WackyGuy: Wes Borland, of course.
* YokoOhNo: Kseniya Durst is not very much loved by fans.