Fred Durst is a musician, and filmmaker. Durst is perhaps most recognized for his work with Limp Bizkit. With Slipknot and Korn, Limp Bizkit helped establish the Nu-Metal genre in the early to mid-1990s. Fred Durst has established himself as an actor and director in the film industry.
According to latest report, Fred Durst’s net worth 2022 has reached $25 million.
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William Frederick Durst was born in Jacksonville, Florida, on August 20, 1970. Durst is a well-known American actor and filmmaker. His family relocated him to Orlando, Florida, and then to Cherryville, North Carolina, not long after his birth.
Fred was raised on a farm until he was in fifth grade. He and his family relocated to Gastonia, North Carolina, completing his secondary education. Fred Durst was raised in a Wiccan family throughout his boyhood. Durst began listening to hip hop when he was 12 years old.
He honed his skills in various musical genres, including breakdancing, rapping, skating, beatboxing, and deejaying. However, he was a devotee of heavy metal and punk music. After graduating from high school, Fred Durst enlisted in the United States Navy, but he barely lasted two years before leaving.
Durst returned to Jacksonville and worked as a tattoo artist and gardener. His urge to establish a hip hop/rock band became more vigorous during this period.
The band was founded in 1994 by Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland. The alias was selected to discourage people from listening to their music. Hits such as “Straight Up” aided the band’s entry into the underground music scene.
When Limp Bizkit was playing in their city, Durst brought Korn to his house to show them the band’s demo recordings. Consequently, Korn decided to add Limp Bizkit to their record label. Wes Borland quit Limp Bizkit to pursue a solo career with DJ Lethal. The band released their first album in 1997 with a great response after signing a new record contract.
Despite the album’s failure, Durst was promoted to Senior Vice President of A&R at Interscope Records following its release. Durst then worked with other bands such as Soulfly and Korn. Limp Bizkit’s music videos were his first attempt at filmmaking.
Limp Bizkit rose to prominence as a result of “Significant Other.” The album debuted at the top of the charts, and music reviewers lauded it for its unique sound. They didn’t take off until “Chocolate Starfish and Hot Dog Flavored Water” in 2000. A week after its release, “Chocolate Starfish” became platinum, then five times platinum. It earned mixed reviews, but it was undeniably a seminal late-’90s release.
Limp Bizkit went on a series of lengthy tours after their popularity. Several violence and sexual assault incidents happened during Limp Bizkit’s 1999 concerts at Woodstock. Two Australian teens were asphyxiated during an Ozzy Osbourne performance in 2001, and one of them died.
Durst was an outspoken supporter of file sharing while on tour, and as a consequence, Napster also backed the band’s tour. The band recorded an underground album, “The Unquestionable Truth,” as well as a best-of collection.
Durst took a break from Limp Bizkit to pursue a career as a filmmaker. “Population 436” came before his directorial debut, “The Education of Charlie Banks,” in his career. He followed up “The Longshots” with “The Longshots II” in 2008.
Limp Bizkit reformed in 2009 and went on to play with a variety of different bands over the following several years. “The Fanatic,” starring John Travolta, was Durst’s directorial debut in 2018.