The incident illustrates a sad truth (well, sad if you’re a member of Limp Bizkit): The band currently occupies the same cultural space as Pauly Shore, a once successful piece of pop culture whose impact now seems insane and unthinkable.
We look at The Weasel and the red Yankees cap and wonder what we were thinking.
William Frederick "Fred" Durst (August 20, 1970) is an American musician and film director.
Somewhere in 2000, Xtina started shacking up with her background dancer, Jorge Santos.
Jorge toured with the “Beautiful” singer and was also featured in several of her music videos.
In 1999, coming at the tail end of when the record industry was structured around actually selling records, the band’s second album, Significant Other, sold more than 7 million copies in the U. off the strength of hits like “Re-Arranged” and the at-the-time inescapable “Nookie.” Two years later, the insanely titled follow-up, Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water, sold another 6 million. Guitarist Wes Borland, arguably the creative force behind Limp Bizkit’s sound, if not overall aesthetic, quit the band.
Its first Borland-less album, 2003’s Results May Vary, sold 1.5 million copies in the U. Subsequent albums sold even less, with no songs getting major radio play, even after Borland returned after discovering that making near-unlistenable music in projects like Big Dumb Face paid substantially less than his old job.
Even Fred Durst acknowledged the fleeting nature of the band’s success: “Say in 2000, there were 35 million people who connected to this band,” he told Kerrang! “Twelve years later, lots of those people have moved on.