Fred Durst

Fred Durst


William Frederick Durst is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and director. He is the frontman and lyricist of the nu metal band Limp Bizkit, formed in 1994, with whom he has released seven studio albums. He appears as a secret playable character in the video games Fight Club, WWF Raw, and WWF SmackDown!

Full Name
Frederick Allen Mayne III
Aug 20, 1970
5′ 8″
Net Worth


Fred Durst was born on August 20, 1970 in Gastonia, North Carolina. He is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and actor. His father left his family when he was 10 years old and Durst moved with his mother to Jacksonville, Florida, where he attended middle school and high school. During this time Durst began to develop an interest in music and started playing in various bands as a teenager. 

In 1994, Durst founded the rap metal band Limp Bizkit with some friends from his hometown of Jacksonville. The group achieved mainstream success with their second album Significant Other (1999) which included hit singles such as “Nookie” and “Break Stuff”. After the release of the album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water (2000), Limp Bizkit became one of the most successful nu metal bands of all time. 

Durst has also pursued a solo career over the years, releasing his debut solo album The Education of Freddie Durst in 2004. He has also acted in several films including Population 436 (2006) and The Longshots (2008). In addition to his musical career, Durst has also been involved in philanthropy work through his charity organization From The Heart Productions.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1970</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Fred Durst is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On August 20, 1970, Fred Durst was born in Gastonia, North Carolina.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Formation of Limp Bizkit</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Durst and his friends form the band Limp Bizkit.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Limp Bizkit Signs to Flip Records</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Limp Bizkit signs to Flip Records, a subsidiary of Interscope Records.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2000</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Release of "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The album becomes a huge hit and is certified 7x platinum in the US.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Limp Bizkit is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Release of "The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1)"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The album is released to mixed reviews but still sells well.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Limp Bizkit Goes on Hiatus</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The band goes on hiatus as Fred Durst focuses on his solo career.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Musically Talented Artist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Fred Durst is a talented rapper and musician. His music has been inspiring and influential to many, as he continues to push the boundaries of hip hop and rap music. He has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry, creating songs that have become anthems for many.</p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Charismatic Frontman</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Fred Durst is an energetic and charismatic frontman, who captivates his audience with his passion and enthusiasm. He is often seen jumping around on stage, playing his guitar and rapping along to his own lyrics. His performances are always full of energy and excitement which makes him one of the best live performers in rap music.</p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's an Entrepreneur</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Fred Durst is also an entrepreneur. He owns multiple businesses, including his record label Flip/Interscope Records. He also produced movies such as "The Education of Charlie Banks" and "The Longshots". Additionally, he founded the online clothing company Famous Stars & Straps, which provides stylish apparel for young adults.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Rapper to Top the Mainstream Charts</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Fred Durst was the first rapper to top the mainstream charts with his band, Limp Bizkit. The song "Nookie" achieved this feat in 1999.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Self Taught Musician</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Despite no formal music education, Fred Durst is a multi-instrumentalist, who taught himself how to play guitar, bass and drums.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Started out as a DJ</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before forming Limp Bizkit, Fred Durst worked as a DJ at clubs in Jacksonville, Florida. His first job was at a club called The Monastery.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Appeared in Movies and TV Shows</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In addition to his music career, Fred Durst has appeared in films such as Population 436 (2006) and The Longshots (2008). He also had a recurring role in the TV show 7th Heaven.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Directed Music Videos for Other Artists</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Fred Durst has directed music videos for various artists, including Christina Aguilera, Aerosmith, Puddle of Mudd and Limp Bizkit. He won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video for Limp Bizkit's "Break Stuff" in 2000.</p></div>


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