Limp Bizkit –rap-rock band from the USA
Limp Bizkit appeared in Florida in 1994. Its founders were Fred Durst (born in 1971, lead vocalist), Sam Rivers (born in 1977, bass guitarist), Wes Borland (born in 1975, guitarist), and John Otto (born in 1978, drummer). Sam and John are cousins. Interestingly enough, the band’s lead vocalist Fred Durst wasn’t planning to become a musician. Durst was working in a tattoo salon when he met Sam, and they decided to form a band.
The group got its interesting name on one of the evenings when the musicians were playing their songs in someone’s garage. Fred Durst was so tired that he acted lazy and irritated. Sam joked that his friend’s brain turned into a limp biscuit. Fred liked the phrase so much that he suggested they call the band Limp Biscuit. The musicians agreed after changing the way the second word was spelled in order to make it look hipper.
Fred Durst loved hip-hop. He was a big fan of Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Snoop Doggy Dogg. At the same time, other band members found inspiration in the works of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine, Sum 41, Nirvana, and Dead Kennedys. The band’s style was unpredictable and tough to classify.