1970 – William Frederick “Fred” Durst (born August 20, 1970) is an Americaon August 20th, 1970 at 1:43 pm
1970 – William Frederick “Fred” Durst (born August 20, 1970) is an American musician, director and actor, known primarily as the frontman of the band Limp Bizkit.
Durst was born in Gastonia, North Carolina to a churchgoing mother, Anita. After graduating Hunter Huss High school he moved to Jacksonville, Florida in his late teens. After high school, he joined the U.S. Navy to impress his girlfriend and his father, but after he found that basic training was too strenuous for him, he dropped out. From there, he unsuccessfully tried his hand at college, got married, and had a daughter, Adriana, at age 20. Upon returning to Jacksonville he pursued a career as a tattoo artist.
Durst began Limp Bizkit with Sam Rivers and John Otto in 1995 which then led to Wes Borland joining shortly thereafter. DJ Lethal, formerly of the hip hop group House of Pain joined in 1996 which marked the final line-up for Limp Bizkit, they would then go on to record their debut album, Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ to see a release in the following year.
Limp Bizkit’s first hit, a cover of George Michael’s late 1980s hit Faith, gained traction due to heavy airplay on MTV, especially during the first year of TRL. The band’s other major hits include “Nookie”, “Break Stuff”, “Re-arranged”, “Counterfeit”, “N 2 Gether Now”, “Take a Look Around”, “Rollin’”, “My Generation” and “My Way.” Durst has directed most of Limp Bizkit’s music videos, as well as videos for Korn (“Falling Away from Me”), Deadsy (“The Key to Gramercy Park”), Cold (“No One”), Puddle of Mudd (“Blurry”), and Staind (“It’s Been Awhile,” “Just Go,” and “Home”), among others.
Durst was ranked 71 in the Hit Parader’s Top 100 Metal Vocalist of All Time.
Other professional interests
Durst has dabbled in acting with a minor role in the 2005 TV miniseries Revelations, playing the role of Odgen. He had a small role on the Fox drama House, M.D. and he also starred in the 2006 movie Population 436 with Jeremy Sisto, as police officer Bobby Caine.
Durst also chairs his own record label, Flawless Records, a division of Geffen Records. It has signed such bands as Puddle of Mudd, The Revolution Smile, Ringside and She Wants Revenge.
Durst made his feature film directorial debut in The Longshots in July 2008. The film stars Ice Cube and tells the real-life story of the first girl to compete in the Pop Warner football tournament. He directed the film The Education of Charlie Banks, which was released in March 2009.
In October 2009, Durst made appearances on Tom Green’s House Tonight using his alias name “Kirby Chitwood.”
Fred Durst also starred in the movie Play Dead along with Chris Klein and Jake Busey.
Durst married girlfriend Esther Nazarov in July 2009. He has two children, a teenage daughter, Adriana, from his first marriage and a 7-year-old boy, Dallas, from a previous relationship. On September 28, 2009, Durst posted a message on Twitter saying: “For those of you inquiring I will confirm that Esther and I have decided to go our separate ways and we both thank you for your support.”
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In 1999, certain media pundits chose to portray Limp Bizkit’s performance of “Break Stuff” during Woodstock 1999 as a contributing factor in instigating the violence and vandalism which occurred at the festival. When asked to help defuse an already volatile situation by concert promoters, Durst told the crowd, “I don’t think you should mellow out. This is 1999, motherfuckers – stick those Birkenstocks up your ass!” According to reports by certain media pundits, in response to the song, concert-goers committed acts of vandalism, tearing planks from the stage and throwing garbage at an MTV crew.
At the K-Rock (WXRK) Dysfunctional Family Picnic concert in 2000, Limp Bizkit and Durst were criticized on stage by Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots for taking to the stage an hour late. At the same concert, when Durst took the stage, he erupted in a furious rant about Creed singer Scott Stapp, saying:
“I want to dedicate this next song to the lead singer of Creed…. That guy is an egomaniac. He’s a fucking punk, and he’s backstage right now acting like fucking Michael Jackson. Fuck that motherfucker, and fuck you too…. And if you want, there’s going to be a booth with pillows and blankets for when Creed comes on.”
During Creed’s set, Stapp responded by saying “It takes a lot more guts to say something to somebody than from behind their backs.”
Durst was also criticized for his comments related to the death of Australian teenager Jessica Michalik, who was crushed to death during Limp Bizkit’s set at the 2001 Big Day Out concert in Sydney. Durst claims that he made his concerns about security known days before the incident, but they fell on deaf ears. Durst was videotaped telling the crowd “Safety first, if someone falls down pick them up”, but was later criticized by the coroner for “alarming and inflammatory” comments during the rescue effort.
For a week leading up to Limp Bizkit’s supporting role in Metallica’s Summer Sanitarium 2003 concert in Chicago, Mancow Muller mocked Fred Durst on his radio show, These suggestions from Muller were stated in response to Durst’s behavior at a Guitar Center competition where hundreds of people showed up to audition for the spot of Limp Bizkit’s new guitarist, wherein Durst arrived late, displaying a gesture with his finger to the awaiting crowds, before quickly leaving. When Mancow Muller’s fans arrived at the Summer Sanitarium concert event with the suggested placards, therefore openly taunting the singer while booing him and hitting him with refuse, Durst erupted into a profanity-laced tirade, leaving the stage after only 17 minutes of the show. Due to Durst not completing the show, he was eventually sued for breach of contract.
After Durst referred to Slipknot’s fans as “fat ugly kids”, Shawn Crahan, one of Slipknot’s percussionists, threatened violence against him if he criticized their fans again, and Slipknot lead singer Corey Taylor later said in an interview with MuchMusic that he saw Durst as a great businessman, but not as an artist. In a 2001 post on Limp Bizkit’s website, Durst disputed the perceived ill will against Slipknot. He was quoted as writing, “We really like Slipknot and are very happy that they hate us, because it makes their music heavier, angrier and real!”.
In the early 2000s, Eminem was notified while on the Anger Management Tour that former House Of Pain member Everlast had mocked him on a song. Everlast claimed that while passing by Mathers in a hotel lobby, Mathers gave him a “weird look.”
Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society stated that he cannot stand Limp Bizkit, and in particular Durst, not for personal reasons, but because Wylde criticizes his enormous celebrity in the world of music business and gossip. BLS’s Alcohol Fueled Brewtality live album has Wylde yelling “Limp Bizkit sucks dick!” during the intro to the song “Superterrorizer”.
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, surprising the audience due to the differences between their music styles and also because Eminem previously accused in his song (The Real Slim Shady) that Aguilera and Durst had had a sexual relationship (denied by both Durst and Aguilera). After eliciting charged reactions from his fans, Durst stated: “I already told you guys before, I did it all for the nookie, man.”
In 2003, paparazzi photos were released showing Durst with pop star Britney Spears and rumors began to spread that the two were dating.
Durst later appeared on Howard Stern’s nationally-syndicated radio program to set the record straight. He claimed that, while they were never dating, they did have a sexual relationship while working with her on the album.
While Durst claimed he only came forward with details about the relationship due to the paparazzi photos, he went into great detail on the radio show, including intimate details about Spears’ body, in response to Stern’s continued prodding.
Several songs from Limp Bizkit’s Results May Vary were allegedly written about the affair and its aftermath, including the album’s first single “Eat You Alive”.
Durst in recent times chooses to not talk about the affair, or at least in detail. He stated in 2010 that “It was just a piece of life that I lived, and I guess I’m going to be asked that question (about Spears) for the rest of my life”.
As revealed on the Once More With Feeling DVD Extras, whilst on tour in South America, the two bands played the same evening. Trouble occurred when Placebo’s manager would not let Durst on stage as he did not recognize him and thought he was simply a fan trying to get an autograph. After eventually getting on stage, Durst began the chant “Fuck Placebo.” Placebo roadie Adam Okrasinski, was later charged with aggravated battery when he allegedly punched a member of Durst’s entourage in an altercation that took place after the show between members of both bands’ camps. Charges were later dropped in lieu of community service.
In 2007, Durst was given a suspended 120-day jail sentence after he hit two people with his car while driving in Orange County, CA.
In early 2005, a sex tape featuring Fred Durst and young fashion model Niki Coyne
* Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ (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)
* Greatest Hitz (2005)
* Rock Im Park 2001 (2008)
* Gold Cobra (2010)
* Bleed from the Soulfly album Soulfly (1998).
* Blame from the Cold (band) album Cold (1998).
* Human Piñata from the Videodrone album Videodrone (1998).
* All In The Family from the Korn album Follow The Leader (1998).
* Get Naked from the Methods of Mayhem album Methods of Mayhem (1999).
* Outside (Live) with Aaron Lewis from The Family Values Tour 1999 album (2000)
* Bring the Noise from the compilation album Take a Bite Outta Rhyme: A Rock Tribute to Rap (2000).
* Our House from the Eminem unreleased album Off the Wall (2000)
* Forever from the Snot tribute album Strait Up (2000).
* Them Girls from the Run-DMC album Crown Royal (2001).
* Lay It On Back from the Kurupt album Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey (2001).
* Famous from the Rock album Veteran dayz (2004).
* Rock Away Remix from the Lazee album Setting Standards (2008).
* The Incredible from the DJ Honda album IV (2009).
* Zoolander (2001), cameo
* Pauly Shore is Dead (2003), cameo
* Be Cool (2005), cameo
* Revelations (2005)
* Population 436 (2006)
* The Education of Charlie Banks (2007)
* The Longshots (2008)
* Play Dead
* All Limp Bizkit music videos
* Cold – Give (1998), cameo
* Soulfly – Bleed (1998), sang verse in song and appeared in video
* Kid Rock – Bawitdaba (1998), cameo
* Korn – Got the Life (1998), cameo
* Korn – Falling Away from Me (1999), cameo
* Methods of Mayhem – Get Naked (1999), sang chorus and appeared in video
* Lil’ Bow Wow – Bow Wow (That’s My Name) (2000), cameo
* Eminem – The Real Slim Shady (2000), cameo
* Strait Up – Angel’s Son (2000)
* Aaron Lewis of Staind – Outside (live) (2000)
* 8-Ball – Stop Playin’ Games (2001), cameo
* Puddle of Mudd – Control (2001), cameo
* All Stars Tribute – What’s Going On (2001)
* Fastlane (2002), cameo
* House M.D. (2008), guest star
* Family Guy Episode Saving Private Brian (2006) Name Cameo Only
* Limp Bizkit – Faith (1998)
* Limp Bizkit – Nookie (1999)
* Limp Bizkit – Break Stuff (1999)
* Limp Bizkit – Re-Arranged (1999)
* Limp Bizkit – N 2 Gether Now (1999)
* Staind – Just Go (1999)
* Staind – Home (1999)
* Korn – Falling Away from Me (1999)
* Cold – No One (2000)
* Limp Bizkit – My Generation (2000)
* Limp Bizkit – Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle) (2000)
* Limp Bizkit – My Way (2001)
* Limp Bizkit – Boiler (2001), co-director
* Cold – Bleed (2001)
* Puddle of Mudd – Control (2001)
* Staind – It’s Been Awhile (2001)
* 8-Ball – Stop Playin Games (2001)
* Puddle of Mudd – Blurry (2002)
* Deadsy – The Key to Gramercy Park (2002)
* Staind – Epiphany (2002)
* Limp Bizkit – Eat You Alive (2003)
* Limp Bizkit – Behind Blue Eyes (2003)
* The Education of Charlie Banks (2007)
* Dwight Yoakam – Close Up the Honky Tonks (2007)
* The Longshots (2008)
Durst is included as a hidden playable character in the WWE video games SmackDown! Just Bring It and WWE Raw in exchange for the use of “Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle)”, the theme song of the Undertaker at the time.
Durst is a playable character in the Fight Club video game.
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1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004890/
2. ^ http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:29kmu3xhandk~T1
3. ^ http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/durst_fred/bio.jhtml
4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004890/bio IMDB Bio for Fred Durst
5. ^ http://www.hearya.com/2006/12/04/hit-paraders-top-100-metal-vocalists-of-all-time/
6. ^ Fred Durst and Miley Cyrus: Suck it, Bullies! Yahoo News, March 23, 2009
7. ^ http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=123851
8. ^ Woodstock ’99: The day the music died
9. ^ Police investigate alleged rapes at Woodstock ’99
10. ^ Woodstock 99: Three days of peace, love and rape
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12. ^ a b WholeNote – The On-Line Guitar Community – with guitar lessons OLGA guitar tab music chords scales and other goodies
13. ^ Durst Gets Booed, Walks Offstage – News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News
14. ^ db Magazine Industry News. http://www.dbmagazine.com.au/315/industry.html
15. ^ “Everlast/D12 & Eminem Beef” Accessed December 6th 3009
16. ^ “Limp Bizkit/D12 & Eminem Beef” Accessed December 6th 3009
17. ^ Zakk Wylde interview on www.metal-rules.com
18. ^ Limp’s Durst Explains Aguilera Duet – News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News
19. ^ Aguilera Responds To Durst’s “Nookie” Comment – News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News
20. ^ Durst Dishes Alleged Britney Nookie On Howard Stern Show | News | VH1.com
21. ^ Durst at radio1067.com
22. ^ “Limp Bizkit star avoids jail term”. BBC News. 2007-09-17. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6998744.stm. Retrieved 2007-10-04.
23. ^ “Fred Durst and Esther Nazarov Tying the Knot”. http://www.zimbio.com/Esther+Nazarov/articles/3/Fred+Durst+Esther+Nazarov+Tying+Knot.
24. ^ “Fred Durst”. http://www.gossiprocks.com/fred-durst.
25. ^ “Fred Durst says sex video was stolen from his computer”. MTV News. 2005-02-25. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1497523/20050225/limp_bizkit.jhtml. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
26. ^ http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070827/COLUMNIST0501/708270356/1121/ENTERTAINMENT