Recently, we brought you part one of our list of interesting facts about Limp Bizkit.Now here are eight more facts about 90s nu metal pioneers Fred Durst, Wes Borland, Sam Rivers and John Otto, who despite critical panning, have been making the music they want for nearly two decades. During Limp Bizkit’s hiatus in 2006, Durst tried his hand at acting and directing.He has had a few acting roles, including a small role in a couple of episodes of Number Seven: Durst Also Directed a Series of EHarmony Commercials.
One of the spots features two kids talking to EHarmony CEO Neil Clark Warren.
Another features the throwing of a wedding bouquet.
The spots are funny and unexpected from a musician whose work has been about aggression for 20 years.
Number Six: DJ Lethal Was Once a Member of the Band.
Best known for his work as one half of House of Pain, DJ Lethal joined Limp Bizkit in 1996 at the suggestion of Wes Borland.
DJ Lethal was able to experiment with his turntable and sampling in an environment other than hip-hop and was able to bring a new and different style to the rock band. Number Five: Their Music Was Given the String Treatment.
Vitamin String Quartet paid tribute to Limp Bizkit with a full cover album.
, released in 2004, features string covers of “My Way,” “N 2 Gether Now,” and “Break Stuff,” among others.
Number Four: Interscope Records Paid a Radio Station to Play the Band’s Music.
Before the release of , Interscope wanted to get Limp Bizkit’s song “Counterfeit” on the radio in Portland, so they paid the station ,000 to play the song 50 times. Even Fred Durst thought this bit of payola was not a good idea.
Number Three: They Had a Brief Falling Out with Eminem.