Trivia / Limp Bizkit

  • Approval of God: The city of Austin, Texas put up a public poll to rename its sanitation services. While some names like Lemon Party and Hufflepuff were submitted, the winner by a landslide with almost 30,000 votes? Fred Durst Society of the Humanities and Arts ("Were picking up garbage and hes been producing it for 20 years, it made sense.). And just to show how much people liked this, the second place winner only had 2,069 votes. This was Fred's response.
  • Awesome, Dear Boy: At the end of Christina Aguilera's performance at the 2000 VMAs, Durst entered onstage and performed part of his band's song "Livin' It Up" with Aguilera. After eliciting charged reactions from his fans, Durst stated: "I already told you guys before, I did it all for the nookie, man." Aguilera denied Durst's claim and said "He got no nookie."
  • Chart Displacement: The band's second highest song in Hot 100, behind "Rollin'" (#65), is... "N 2 Gether Now" (#70). And their only #1 in the Alternative Rock charts is... "Re-Arranged" (the much better known "Nookie" and "My Way" hit only #3 - but in turn, both outcharted "Re-Arranged" in the Mainstream Rock charts - while "Rollin'" was #4 and "Take A Look Around", #8).
  • Creator Backlash:
    • Greatest Hitz. Borland in particular called this release a piece of crap and a waste of money.
    • He also disparaged Results May Vary as "Fred's solo album" after leaving the band a second time.
    • Wes Borland has stated in interviews that he hates both "Nookie" and "Rollin'", two of the band's Signature Songs.
  • Development Hell: The Unquestionable Truth Vol. 2 and Stampede of the Disco Elephants
  • Directed by Cast Member: Fred Durst directed most of the band's videos.
  • One of Us: Fred is, among other things, a fan of League of Legends, Starcraft II, Neon Genesis Evangelion, The Walking Dead, Homeland and an avid Twitch fan (mentioning Northernlion as a favorite). He's also planning on streaming work on the next Limp Bizkit album through Twitch.
    • He was also a fan of Sega, which even partnered with Limp Bizkit to promote the Dreamcast's online service, SegaNet. With the band's new album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water set for release in October 2000, Limp Bizkit went on a tour. Sega sponsored it and brought Dreamcast to the tour stops for people to play. Durst even signed his own name onto six of the Dreamcast consoles. You can read more about the partnership on these links.
  • The Red Stapler: Let's just say that red baseball caps like the on Fred Durst wore became very popular in the late-'90s.
  • Throw It In!: Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ contains a few of these, due to Ross Robinson's raw production style, including the ending of the album, a 16-minute jam.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • For Significant Other:
      • The demo for "Don't Go Off Wandering" has guest vocals from Serj Tankian. This was dropped when Durst went into a feud with the band Taproot, who shared the same management team with System of a Down. This caused Durst to drop the song, and the band to be left from the 1999 edition of the Family Values Tour.
      • "9 Teen 90 Nine" was going to be a cover of "1999". Prince himself refused to allow the band to record the song for their album.
      • A collaboration with Eminem, "Turn Me Loose", was also recorded for this album, but it was left off the final tracklist.
    • The band was working on a cover of the Frankie Goes to Hollywood song "Relax" for the movie Zoolander. After Wes Borland left the band, the song was instead covered by Powerman 5000 and Danny Boy.
    • Results May Vary began its life as a Concept Album called The Search for Teddy Swoes, and was originally going to feature artwork and design by Tim Burton.
      • Then when Mike Smith joined the band, it was going to be a much heavier album, called Bipolar. At one point, the title was changed again, to what Allmusic described as the "charmingly titled" Panty Sniffer (there's a line about this in "Eat You Alive"). However, Mike had a falling out with the band and left, so they scrapped the songs they recorded with Mike and assembled Results May Vary from various sessions which produced different styles of songs, making for an inconsistent album. Shades of this unfinished album can be heard in some of the tracks that did end up on the album, like "Eat You Alive" and "Pass The Mic", as well as the two B-sides from the "Eat You Alive" single, "Shot" and "Just Drop Dead".
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