William Frederick "Fred" Durst is an American musician and film director from Jacksonville, Florida. He spent his formative years playing in a number of local bands in Jacksonville, Florida while mowing lawns and working as a tattoo artist for financial support. Durst is best known as the vocalist of the multi-platinum nu metal band Limp Bizkit, formed in 1994, with whom he has released six studio albums. Since 2006, Durst has also become known for his work in independent films. He costarred in the film Population 436, and made his directorial debut in 2007 with the film The Education of Charlie Banks. Durst directed a second film, The Longshots, in 2008. Durst has been ranked in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader.
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1 2 3 times 2 to the 6
Which is it?
EDIT: For those that have never heard Rollin': http://youtu.be/RYnFIRc0k6E?t=1m20s
123 x 2 to the 6th ( 64 ) = 18.104.22.168 (password to my high school locker)
So who did Christina Aguilera give head to first?
She never gave head to me as far as I recall.
Did you really do it all for the nookie?
Ahh, the NOOKIE! Well, I guess it's definitely been a powerful vice in my life, to some extent. I wouldn't say that I did it ALL for the nookie. I would say I did "some" things for the nookie.
I have the fondest memory of when before you guys blew up, you did a show in Ft Lauderdale and Clutch was your opening act. You were standing out front, my friend and I walked up to you to tell you how awesome we thought Limp Bizkit was and you were shocked for us to know who you were. You even said, "You know who I am?" You signed our tickets "Fred Sucks". I thought that was so awesome thanks for that!
I sort of remember that show, but I do not remember anything else. I still think "Fred Sux".
How many red hats do you own? Do they come in backwards or do you have to turn them around yourself?
I have a line of exotic woman to turn each one around for me. If they over rotate then they don't get a new swimsuit.
Hey Fred, will the track 'Rebels' with Jay-Z ever see the light of day??
How the heck do YOU know about that? I am not sure it will.
Does chocolate starfish mean butthole or is it just a nonsense phrase?
Yes, Chocolate Starfish is a direct reference to the physical hole between most human butt cheeks.
Hey Fred, are you and Eminem on good terms again these days??
I haven't heard anything from Eminem since he turned on LB. I don't speak much about it, but it really hurt my feelings at the time because I thought we were better friends than I suppose we were. I understand why he was upset, mainly with Lethal, but over time I've learned there are better ways to deal with things that upset us. I have remained a loyal fan of his and choose to remember the good times we shared. He is definitely one of the very few best rappers of all time.
So how was Britney ?
How do you handle all the negative criticism you receive? Seems like it would be a beating after a while. Where do you think it comes from?
It has been a part of my life since birth. Questioning it's existence or relevance has only led me to the conclusion that it may all make sense later.
What colour are your bathroom towels?
Master bathroom = light grey-ish
Guest bathroom = Star Wars print
Have you ever considered proposing to Kirsten Dunst for the sweetest "kept both names" name combination ever?
Can you tell us something crazy that happened during Woodstock 99 that we wouldn't have known from the media?
The craziest art of the aftermath from Woodstock was how much of spineless twirp Kurt Loder was. I grew up watching him on MTV and felt he had a great sensibility about him. How he reacted and focused on LB felt like an in the moment knee jerk that could've been handled differently, on his end. I have nothing personal against him. He help mold and shape my coming of age.
Where did you come up with the name Limp Bizkit, and why did you decide to run with it? What other names got passed over during the process? I love the music, but this is something I've wondered for a while now.
The name Limp Bizkit came out in a riff session when deciding what to call the band. I wanted it to have the same roll off of the tongue as Led Zeppelin, but be so odd that you would have a hard time forgetting it. I remember things like Gimp Disco, Split Dickslit, Bitch Piglet, and somehow...Blood Fart. Plus, we never really took our name or purpose very serious considering the chances of succeeding were slim to none at that point.
Did you argue with Carson Daly?
I barely know him.
I was counting the number of "fuck"s in Hot Dog. I think you were off by two.
Also, I wish the undertaker would still come out to Rollin'.
I never actually counted the number of "fuck"s in Hot Dog. Was a good guess I suppose. Just some freestyle at the time that stuck.
I just want you to know that I had that CD in fifth grade and knew every word to "Hot Dog". My teachers were not amused.
I am sure your teachers sensed something unique about you at that moment.
Is today just one of those days?
Today is NOT one of "those" days. Today is more like a lot of other days.
why the fuck did you say "rest in peace Johnny Depp, we lost a great actor today" at the Rock im Park concert in June. that freaked me out... that and the 20 beers i had in my blood...
That was Wes. And he always does silly things like that. I do not know why. BTW, 20 beers is way too many for anyone!
I read recently that you once in a room where ''there were 15 ladies all bending over, and another putting strawberries up their arses''... Care to share the back story to that?!
Also, have you had any other simply bizarre rockstar moments in your career?
That one is true. I can recall the entire experience. Smelled like...strawberries and cheap perfume.
Fuck it, nobody has asked this, might as well be me. USA Tour, will it ever happen again? I was the guy you pulled on stage at the milwaukee show back in may and we sang stuck. Thank you for picking me that night. Life is now complete
I hope you had a great time up there!! I love those moments with fans!
have you ever considered going back to the 3 dollar bill yall type of sound???
Going "back" is not moving forward necessarily. I embrace evolution. If we happen to capture a similar sound or vibe that resembles 3DBY along the way, then I wouldn't be disappointed.
As someone who spent most of his awkward highschool days tucked up in a corner listening to Significant Other, I just want to say, thank you.
I am happy to know you made it through. I get it. Sucks.
What's your relationship with Wes like these days? Is it a strong friendship or a professional understanding?
Wes and I have become very close over the past few years. We spent most of our time in a dysfunctional and professional relationship at the beginning. We had no relationship outside of the music. Time has given us a true friendship and it has been useful in making LB stronger than ever.
Fucking typo. Love it.
thank you for your music and hopefully you're going to rock for years.
When Hugh Laurie asked me to guest on House I was very surprised. He couldn't have been more kind and supportive. He's a bro for sure. That day was grueling. I have a new respect for TV after that.
Hey Fred, are you a fan of the Jaguars? I'd like to invite you to our tailgate in Jacksonville on September 8th!
Honestly, i think the Jaguars should bring Tim Tebow on board and stop ignoring the elephant in the room. The moral could help, a lot.
What's it like collaborating with Lil Wayne or Method Man?
Both experiences have been truly pleasant. I admire mc's who can use metaphors in the most simple form to give someone like me a new perspective around every corner. Method Man is so down to earth and as cool as you think he would be. Lil Wayne is absolutely a genius and prodigy that has found his outlet to communicate. Wayne is a great dude who is very sincere and thoughtful. I am blessed to know them both.
How was it performing at WrestleMania 19? Were you a fan of WWE/pro wrestling before you performed Rollin? Do you keep in contact with any people from the company?
WrestleMania was a lot of fun. We still keep in touch with our friends at WWE. I grew up watching wrestling back in the day! Dusty Rhodes, Rick Flair.
Hey, I met you in Huntington at The Paramount with my sister. It was a sick show. Thanks for the opportunity to chill - you're a pretty cool guy.
EDIT: You gave me a high-five between songs. Also the crowd was awesome that night
The Paramount show this year is one of my favorite to date. Seriously. Amazing venue and audience.
NIN's With Teeth and The Unquestionable Truth came out on the same day. Which album do you think has aged better? Having purchased both upon release, 8 years later, I can wholeheartedly say that only one of those gems has "The Priest."
I LOVE NIN and everything Trent Reznor has done musically. As for The Priest, that song is driven by my disgust for child molestation. How could ANYONE molest a child, let alone being a PRIEST!! Very sick people are in powerful positions. It is UNACCEPTABLE.
When will we REALLY see Stampede of the Disco Elephants??
You will probably never SEE a Stampede of the Disco Elephants, but you will hear Stampede of the Disco Elephants (#SOTDE), in it's entirety, the first quarter of 2014.
fans want to see you without a beard, you think this
Fans have seen me without a beard for 17 years. I am sort of perplexed by how much my beard has become a topic of conversation in the LB community. I don't understand it completely. I use my beard as storage for my face. And why continue to look the way other people expect me to look? I am only motivated by my own instincts.
Here's something you have probably never heard before: I am a programmer and listening to Limp Bizkit while I code is the number one thing that helps me stay focused and pump out the good stuff.
That is AMAZING! I envy your talent. Really.
Fred- thanks for doing this!
We had this rumor going around in various forums about a 3DBY anniversary tour, where you guys will be playing large amounts of the album, is or has there ever been a plan to do so? If yes, when?
That a false rumor. But we are considering doing specific shows for specific albums playing the album from beginning to end except for the songs that have multiple guest appearances. This sounds fun to me.
Wow, came into this AMA expecting you to be a bit of a douche, bit this is one of the best AMA's I've ever seen. Thanks for putting the effort in! Don't have a question for you, just keep up the good work.
Thank you. I appreciate that. I am sorry I cannot get to every question. Making everyone feel satisfied will never be my specialty.
was counterfeit dedicated to someone?
Yes. Two guys in particular. I slur their names in the beginning of the song intro.
Who out there were you shocked to find out is a Limp Bizkit fan ?
Chris from Coldplay
What kind of equipment and software would you recommend for those on the engineering side of music production?
I am using ProTools 11 and Logic Pro (making beats). Those are the only two in my arsenal. I guess I am used to those and haven't taken time to try out many others, but both of these are extremely good, powerful, and easy to learn, in my opinion.
What are you listeting on this moment?
Chet Baker and The XX
Were you ever named head of the Austin, TX waste disposal service?
I wish. I got close. Would've been spectacular.