Fred Durst
American musician
Fred Durst
Fred "Shred" Durst is an American musician and film director from Jacksonville, Florida. Durst grew up in Gastonia, North Carolina and played in a number of local bands in Florida while mowing lawns and working as a tattoo artist for financial support. Durst is best known as the vocalist of the multi-platinum rock band Limp Bizkit, formed in 1994, with whom he has released six studio albums.
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Winter African Winds Howl, Bringing Surf And Red Dust To Istanbul
NPR - about 2 years
The U.S. is not the only country under the weather. Travelers are stranded and the Bosporus is pounded as a southern wind barrels through Turkey. » E-Mail This
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Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst developing drama for the CW
LATimes - over 3 years
Fred Durst is developing a one-hour music drama for the CW based on his life, according to TV guide .
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Game Confirms Signing To Cash Money Records
MTV News - over 3 years
By Sean Lynch After much speculation, Game officially announced he had in fact signed to Cash Money Records via his Twitter account this weekend. The Compton rapper entered a brief free-agency period after his five-album deal with Interscope Records expired following the 2012 release of, Jesus Piece. With his contractual obligations served, all signs pointed the 33-year old rapper in the direction of YMCMB. Details surrounding the deal are minimal at the moment. The only real confirmation is an exchange of 40 characters between Game and Cash Money CEO, Brian “Birdman” Williams. "S/O 2MY@thegame Westcoast makit Official.RICHGANG.YMCMBusine$$," tweeted Williams. Game’s response was a simple warning for the quote-unquote opposition,” @BIRDMAN5STAR time to close the door on these (expletive) !!!! R$CHGANG.” You may remember Birdman’s foreshadowing on “Freedom,” the intro track for Jesus Piece. “Look, I know this the last one after this it's straight Cash Money, my n----. So, it's Y ...
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Carmen Electra Discusses Her Storied Love Life and Simon Cowell
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Carmen Electra is no stranger to the public eye. Despite countless television and film roles, a dance hit earlier this year and numerous appearances in Playboy, a string of high profile love affairs have perhaps brought the beauty the most notoriety. Electra both acknowledges and jokes about her headline-grabbing dalliances with a veritable checklist of rock music's top names. "Yes, there's some truth to that list, but some are not true," the one-time Baywatch babe told me. "I get linked to people I've barely met. There are people -- honestly -- who I've met, we shook hands, and that was it. Or it's someone I've worked with..." "Or maybe it's someone, you know, I just kissed..." Electra stops to laugh at her own joke, "But after that, you're linked as boyfriend and girlfriend forever!" The superstar -- who admits being drawn to "very eccentric people" -- acknowledges the most notable names from her past. Iconic rocker Prince discovered her while she was still in her teens, si ...
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1990 Things From The 90s (Seriously)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's been more than a decade since the 1990s ended, yet the Internet can't seem to go a day without a reminder of the neon slap bracelets that may have been banned from your school. Yes, we get it. Times are tough and there's comfort in reflection, but enough is enough. Below, a final goodbye to the 90s to end the nostalgia once and for all. (We're not kidding. There are 1990 items below.) 1. Scrunchies 2. "The Wild Thornberries" 3. Dawson and Joey 4. "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" 5. Mr. Feeny 7. MTV playing music videos 8. Snick 9. The premiere of "Freaks and Geeks" 10. Levar Burton 11. "Daria" 12. "Arthur" 13. "The Powerpuff Girls" 14. "Smart Guy" 15. Comedy Central globe logo with buildings 16. "The X-Files" 17. Rosie O'Donnell 18. Bill Nye 19. "Dawson's Creek" 20. The Mighty Ducks" 21. "Are You Afraid of the Dark" 22. Cornholio 23. Rachel Green 24. Tim Allen 25. "All That" 26. "Beverl ...
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Limp Bizkit Slams Britney Spears, Lady Gaga
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Limp Bizkit is back, and ready to go. The band has released a new six-minute track called "Ready To Go," and it is a doozy. Featuring Lil Wayne, the song centers on the lyric, "Is that your b----h? 'Cause she tell me she ready to go." Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst then starts swinging, taking hits at various female celebrities including Lady Gaga ("I'm so poker-faced, ladies going gaga") and Jessica Biel ("B----h, get at me if that ass is like Jessica Biel"). Durst also takes on Britney Spears, who the rocker claimed to have had sex with, rapping, "That's right, it's Freddy D, the public enemy, you know that one that has Britney droppin' to her knees." Lil Wayne, who is part of the Cash Money records group Limp Bizkit is now signed to, makes his contribution to the song with a rap verse beginning, "What the f--k is up? F--k the world, bust a nut." Classy stuff! "It sounds like a monster; it literally sounds dangerous," Durst told Billboard about the track last ye ...
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Photos: Fred Durst Puts House on Market
ABC News - almost 4 years
Limp Bizkit musician Fred Durst is selling his 1,807-square-foot home for $1.85 million. Built in 1933, the 3 bedroom, 3 bath Hollywood Hills home boasts arched entryways and vaulted ceilings with wood beams. It also has turquoise-painted cabinets and industrial pendant lighting. Durst bought the home in December 2006 for $1.405 million.
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Guess This Dog's Celebrity Doppelganger
Huffington Post - about 4 years
A few weeks ago, The Huffington Post ran a story about Tonik, a dog with a human-like face, whose adorably strange mug won the Internet. In response to that story, a reader sent us a photo of Chuchi, a Peekapoo (Pekingese and poodle mix) that looks and acts like a "grumpy old man," according to Jane Pierantozzi, director of Faithful Friends Animal Society, the no-kill Delaware shelter that took care of the pup. SCROLL FOR PHOTOS According to Pierantozzi, Faithful Friends cared for Chuchi for eight months in 2012 before his foster family adopted him. Apparently, the Peekapoo was rather particular about whom he liked. "[Chuchi] is a bit temperamental and only likes the few people that he wants to like -- just like some people," Pierantozzi wrote HuffPost in an email. "If you irritate Chuchi, he lets you know. He reminds us of an old man who can be grumpy at times." In an epic feat of journalism, HuffPost reached out to the Internet to find out who Chuchi's cele ...
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Red Dust Storm Sweeps Oz
Fox News - about 4 years
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Limp Bizkit: Tensions Easing?
Gun Shy Assassin - almost 5 years
Limp Bizkit Oh gee, that’s great. In early April, reports surfaced claiming that DJ Lethal and drummer John Otto were basically out of Limp Bizkit. Oddly, since then, we haven’t heard much about the guys’ status with the group. Now, it seems that tension has eased — at least with the drummer. The band’s guitarist Wes Borland has updated fans, saying the band will begin recording four new songs in the next two days; Otto’s sessions are scheduled first. No word yet on whether Lethal’s kissed enough ass yet to satisfy Fred Durst’s ego, but I’m sure we will know soon enough. Of course, Limp Bizkit recently revealed that they’ve been writing for their forthcoming foray into shit, which will be called Stampede Of The Disco Elephants. They’re also working on The Unquestionable Truth (Part 2), a follow-up to their flop EP of a few years ago.
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Adam Yauch Tributes As ‘MCA’ of the Beastie Boys Passes Away
Obsessed with Film - What Cultur - almost 5 years
Adam Yauch, better known as MCA from the Beastie Boys, has succumbed to the cancer he’s been fighting since 2009. He died yesterday, aged 47. Earlier yesterday the Beastie Boys released this official statement: “It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer.” Yauch had salivary gland cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, “Salivary gland cancer is a rare disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the salivary glands.” Sadly, as his voice was his greatest instrument, it kept Yauch from performing in his final days. Yauch is best known for his ground-breaking music, but he was also a talented filmmaker ...
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Stars pay tribute to Beastie Boy icon Adam Yauch
Calgary Sun - almost 5 years
Will.i.am, Q-Tip, Travis Barker, and Fred Durst are leading the tributes to tragic Beastie Boys star Adam Yauch following his death on Friday.
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Comment on Kunvuk Call Out Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst by Xander Turner Harrison
Gun Shy Assassin - almost 5 years
I’m almost ashamed to be Australian now. Kunvuk suck, dude. I saw them open for Synthetic Breed last year and sweet anal chicken Jesus they sucked so hard.
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Comment on Fred Durst Teaming With Insane Clown Posse On Next LP by Skaal
Gun Shy Assassin - almost 5 years
 Saying Juggalos are smarter then anyone is a horrible insult. You paint chip eating freaks, who have a permanent stench of Crystal Meth and cheap soda on them, and who are known rapists and thieves have NO business commenting on talent. Granted, I know a few “Clownies” who are actually talented rappers, and do not base their entire musical genre off of easy-to-compose rap beats and completely unintelligent lyrics. And if you’re wondering why I can say that, I have an Industrial project coming out with their first album in the next 2 months, guest-staring MANY great musicians, including an intelligent rapper, who happens to be a Juggalo. I know the 5% of your social group/”cult”/”gang” are actually intelligent people. And I agree. No one likes Limp Bizkit. And no one likes ICP. I enjoy Tech N9ne, and I also enjoy Satanic Warmaster and Immortal. The fact that ICP tries to be controversial makes them complete idiots, and guessing by the caliber of your “intelligence” from your posts, y ...
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Sign of the Apocalypse? FRED DURST and INSANE CLOWN POSSE Collaborating On A Track
Metal Injection - almost 5 years
Ok, I didn't believe that Mayan-calendar-2012-end-of-the-world bullshit before, but now I'm sort of questioning myself as news has surfaced that Fred Durst is collaborating with the Insane Clown Posse on a cover track. It's of course a cover of a rap song, AMG's "Bitch Better Have My Money." The track is appearing on an ICP cover ...
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Watch: Insane Clown Posse ‘The Mighty Death Pop’ Album Details Infomercial
Music Feeds - almost 5 years
Insane Clown Posse have announced details of their upcoming new album The Mighty Death Pop, via one of their infamous infomercials. Juggalos all over the world will be glad to hear that the new album will be out on August 14 and contain 17 tracks. Three editions will be released: Red Pop; Black Pop; and White Pop; and contain a bonus disc as well. Each edition’s bonus disc will contain something different. Covered, Smothered & Chunked aka Red Pop: Brand new covers from ICP plus guest appearances from Fred Durst and Lil Wyte. Covers of Jump Around by House of Pain; Beautiful by Christina Aguilera; Shout by Tears For Fears; Night of the Living Bassheads by Public Enemy; State of Shock by Michael Jackson and Mick Jagger. Freaky Tales aka Black Pop: consists of a single, album-length rap, inspired by Too Short’s song of the same name. Mike E. Clark’s Extra Pop Emporium aka White Pop: Remixes, outtakes and leftover songs recorded during the Mighty Death Pop sessions; these tr ...
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Comment on Fred Durst Teaming With Insane Clown Posse On Next LP by Anonymous
Gun Shy Assassin - almost 5 years
I did a Google Search while driving and saw some page claiming you’re a racist. That’s where that came from. Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4GLTE smartphone —– Reply message —–
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Fred Durst Teaming With Insane Clown Posse On Next LP
Gun Shy Assassin - almost 5 years
Insane Clown Posse At the end of this post, you will find a trailer for the new Insane Clown Posse record. Why am I writing about this, considering Insane Clown Posse are not a metal band? Because the video is hilarious…in a “Fuck, are these people pathetic” sort of way. Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has turned to the dark side, aligning himself with the Insane Clown Posse…which is basically a career ender. He’ll appear on a cover of AMG’s “Bitch Better Have My Money“ which will appear on Covered, Smothered And Chunked, an upcoming bonus covers album included with the “red pop” version of the new Insane Clown Posse full-length, The Mighty Death Pop. I couldn’t get through much of the video, but it speaks volumes about this band and their fans. The video makes the claims that ICP are “the most hated band in the world,” which I guess is true. They’re definitely up there. The video also brags about how their fans have been labeled a gang by the FBI. Not a very Christian thin ...
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Nicki Minaj Toasts Roman Reloaded Debut With Young Money In Miami
MTV News - almost 5 years
By Marvin Van Buren Nicki Minaj has a lot to celebrate this week, most importantly the release of her sophomore album. Minaj debuted at #1 last week, selling 253,000 copies of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. Dozens of fans and industry insiders gathered at LIV nightclub in South Beach on Sunday night to greet Minaj as she rolled up to her album release party in a convoy of Maybachs. Nicki's Cash Money family, including Birdman and Lil Wayne played hosts for the night.  Nicki Minaj Says 'Hip-Hop Culture Is Still In My Heart' The extended family in attendance included Fred Durst, Bobby V, Mack Maine and Mystikal. Video footage from Derrick G showcases Nicki being greeted by a large, lavish cake in honor of her album. The footage also shows Lil Wayne performing at the party, and concludes with Nicki Minaj laughing and joking with Wayne and Birdman at her soiree. The party doesn't stop in Miami though. Today fashion designer Jeremy Scott posted several pictures on his Twitter timeli ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Fred Durst
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    In 2015, Fred Durst stated his interest in obtaining a Russian passport and spending half of the year in Crimea.
    More Details Hide Details He wrote a letter in which he stated that Vladimir Putin is "a great guy with clear moral principles and a nice person." Following that, Durst was banned by the Security Service of Ukraine from entering Ukraine for five years "in the interests of guaranteeing the security" of the country. A feud between Eminem and Everlast expanded to include Durst and DJ Lethal. DJ Lethal, who was a member of House of Pain with Everlast and a friend of Eminem's, at first said that Everlast and Eminem are "both men, they'll work it out." But he added that if the two were to take their differences outside the realm of their respective records, "Everlast would definitely win, you know what I mean?". Limp Bizkit were supposed to be guests on "Quitter," a D12 song attacking Everlast, but Durst changed his mind due to a toothache and Lethal declined to participate due to the attacks on Everlast. Eminem retaliated with "Girls," which included lyrical insults directed at Lethal, Durst, and Limp Bizkit.
  • 2012
    In February 2012, Lil Wayne announced in a radio interview that Limp Bizkit had signed to his label, Cash Money Records, which Durst confirmed on his Twitter page.
    More Details Hide Details A few months later Durst was featured alongside Lil Wayne and Birdman on the Kevin Rudolf song "Champions", which peaked in the top 10 on iTunes. Durst has a son named Dallas.
    In 2012, Durst appeared on the Insane Clown Posse cover album Smothered, Covered & Chunked on a cover of AMG's "Bitch Betta Have My Money".
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    In 2009, Durst married Esther Nazarov and split after three months.
    More Details Hide Details Durst is married to make-up artist Kseniya Beryazina.
  • 2007
    He co-starred in the film Population 436, and made his directorial debut in 2007 with the film The Education of Charlie Banks.
    More Details Hide Details Durst directed a second film, The Longshots, in 2008. Durst has been ranked #71 in Hit Parader Magazine's list of the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists. Durst was born in Gastonia, North Carolina and grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. At the age of 12, Durst took an interest in breakdancing, hip hop, punk rock and heavy metal. He began to rap, skate, beatbox and DJ. Leaving the Navy after two years, Durst moved to Jacksonville where he worked as a landscaper and a tattoo artist while developing an idea for a band that combined elements of rock and hip hop. Before forming Limp Bizkit, Durst played with three bands: Split 26, Malachi Sage, and 10 Foot Shindig.
  • 2006
    While Limp Bizkit was on hiatus, Durst began working in independent films. In 2006, Durst costarred in the film Population 436.
    More Details Hide Details His directorial debut, The Education of Charlie Banks, was released the following year. The film, which starred Jesse Eisenberg, Chris Marquette and Jason Ritter, received mixed reviews; Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, assigned the film a "Tomatometer" score of 46%. The website's consensus stated, "Unevenness and earnestness mire this otherwise sweet, surprising coming of age drama." A second directorial effort, The Longshots, starring Ice Cube and Keke Palmer, was released in 2008. Rotten Tomatoes assigned the film a score of 39%, with the consensus indicating that the film was "a largely formulaic affair, rarely deviating from the inspirational sports movie playbook." The same year, Durst appeared as a bartender in two episodes of the television medical drama House, M.D.. Durst was originally attached to direct and produce the film Pawn Shop Chronicles, starring Paul Walker; Wayne Kramer was later chosen to direct the film.
  • 2005
    In February 2005, a sex tape featuring Durst was released on the Internet.
    More Details Hide Details Durst filed a $70 million lawsuit against ten websites that posted the video. In July 2003, Limp Bizkit participated on the Summer Sanitarium Tour, headlined by Metallica. In the days preceding the tour's stop in Chicago, local radio personality Mancow Muller suggested that listeners who were attending the concert should heckle and throw debris at Durst. With the crowd chanting "fuck Fred Durst" and pelting the stage with garbage, Durst threw the microphone down after six songs and walked off stage. In May 2005, The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) was released. Sammy Siegler took over drumming duties for the band for much of the album. At Durst's insistence, the album was released as an underground album, without any advertising or promotion. The album sold over 2,000,000 copies worldwide, peaking at number 24 on the Billboard 200. Durst later announced that despite the album's title, no sequel to The Unquestionable Truth would be produced. Later in the year, the band released a Greatest Hitz album.
  • 2002
    In 2002, Durst was tapped to write songs for Britney Spears, and later said that he was in a relationship with her.
    More Details Hide Details Spears denied Durst's claims. In a 2009 interview, he explained that "I just guess at the time it was taboo for a guy like me to be associated with a gal like her."
  • 2000
    During the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards, Durst performed Limp Bizkit's song "Livin' It Up", as a duet with Christina Aguilera.
    More Details Hide Details In response to the performance, Filter frontman Richard Patrick claimed that "Fred getting onstage with Christina Aguilera embarrassed us all." In response to the negative reactions to the performance, Durst remarked, "I already told you guys before, I did it all for the nookie, man." Aguilera, in response to Durst's remark, commented, "He got no nookie." During a 2001 tour of Australia at the Big Day Out festival in Sydney, fans rushed the stage in the mosh pit, and teenager Jessica Michalik died of asphyxiation. In court, Durst, represented by his long-time attorney, Ed McPherson, testified he had warned the concert's organizers Aaron Jackson, Will Pearce and Amar Tailor and promoter Vivian Lees of the potential dangers of such minimal security. After viewing video and hearing witness testimony, the coroner said it was evident that the density of the crowd was dangerous at the time Limp Bizkit took the stage and Durst should have acted more responsibly when the problem became apparent. Durst stated that he was "emotionally scarred" because of the teenager's death.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    On October 23, 1997, Durst met the band Staind, but friction quickly emerged between the two over the cover art of Staind's album.
    More Details Hide Details Durst unsuccessfully attempted to remove Staind from a concert bill shortly before their performance, but after hearing the band play, he was so impressed that he signed them to Flip/Elektra, recorded a demo with the band, and co-produced their next album, Dysfunction. After Limp Bizkit finished a tour with the band Deftones, Durst and DJ Lethal were asked by Max Cavalera, formerly of the band Sepultura, to appear on "Bleed", a song from the self-titled debut of his new band Soulfly. Cavalera stated that producer Ross Robinson recommended that he work with Durst. Durst also made an appearance on Korn's album Follow the Leader. Jonathan Davis had intended to write a battle rap with B-Real of Cypress Hill, but the latter's label wouldn't let him do it, and Durst was tapped instead. Davis and Durst wrote the lyrics for "All in the Family", which featured the two vocalists trading insults. Davis and Durst would often offer suggestions for each other's lyrics; a lyric written by Durst as "tootin' on your bagpipe" was changed to "fagpipes" by Davis, who stated "I helped him bag on me better".
    In 1997, Limp Bizkit signed with Flip Records, a subsidiary of Interscope Records, and released their debut album, Three Dollar Bill, Y'all to minimal response.
    More Details Hide Details Durst was appointed Senior Vice President of A&R at Interscope.
  • 1994
    In 1994, Durst, Malachi Sage bassist Sam Rivers, and Rivers' cousin John Otto jammed together and wrote three songs.
    More Details Hide Details Guitarist Wes Borland later joined. Durst named the band Limp Bizkit because he wanted a name that would repel listeners. Limp Bizkit developed a cult following in the underground music scene when its covers of George Michael's "Faith" and Paula Abdul's "Straight Up" began to attract curious concertgoers. Later, when Korn performed in town as the opening act for Sick of It All, Durst invited Korn to his house. He was able to persuade bassist Reginald Arvizu to listen to demos of the songs "Pollution", "Counterfeit", and "Stuck". Korn added a then-unsigned Limp Bizkit to two tours, which gave the band a new audience. DJ Lethal, formerly of the hip hop group House of Pain, joined the band as a turntablist; Durst's disagreements with Borland led the guitarist to quit and rejoin the band.
    Durst is best known as the vocalist of the nu metal band Limp Bizkit, formed in 1994, with whom he has released six studio albums.
    More Details Hide Details Since 2006, Durst has periodically worked on independent films.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born on August 20, 1970.
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