Led by self-confessed freak Fred Durst (William Frederick Durst, 20 August 1971, Jacksonville, Florida, USA), the son of a policeman, hard rock/hip-hop fusion band Limp Bizkit formed in 1994 in Jacksonville, Florida. Completed by Wes Borland (b. Richmond, Virginia, USA; guitar), Sam Rivers (b. 2 September 1977, Jacksonville, Florida, USA; bass) and John Otto (b. 22 March 1977, Jacksonville, Florida, USA; drums), the band was further augmented in 1996 by the services of DJ Lethal (b. Leor DiMant, 18 December 1972, Latvia) when his former employers House Of Pain ran aground. The connection was made originally when Limp Bizkit supported House Of Pain on their final tour. On his move from hip-hop to an (admittedly eclectic) rock sound, he commented: 80% of the drums in rap come from old rock records. People who talk shit about me being white and doing hip-hop better check who the fuck theyre sampling! The band made its debut with Three...
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