Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst was born on August 8th, 1970 in Jacksonville, FL and raised in Gastonia, NC. After high school he served a stint in the U.S. Navy before returning to Jacksonville at age 20 to pursue a career as a tattoo artist. In late 1994 Durst co-founded the rap-metal band Limp Bizkit with bassist Sam Rivers; championed by their friends in Korn, word of mouth publicity helped land the group a spot on tour with House of Pain and the Deftones, and following an intense bidding war, Limp Bizkit signed with Flip/Interscope to issue their debut album Three Dollar Bill Y'All in 1997. Thanks to a hit cover of George Michael's "Faith," the record steadily rose up the charts, and the band also appeared on 1998's inaugural Family Values tour; the buzz helped Limp Bizkit's second album, Significant Other, debut at number one in mid-1999. ~ Jason Ankeny
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