Fred Durst

July 21, 2013

I am Fred Durst of LIMP BIZKIT...Ask Me Anything

Let's talk.. You can follow me on Facebook and on Twitter

Did you really do it all for the nookie?

Ahh, the NOOKIE! Well, I guess it's definitely been a powerful vice in my life, to some extent. I wouldn't say that I did it ALL for the nookie. I would say I did "some" things for the nookie.

Where did you come up with the name Limp Bizkit, and why did you decide to run with it? What other names got passed over during the process? I love the music, but this is something I've wondered for a while now.

The name Limp Bizkit came out in a riff session when deciding what to call the band. I wanted it to have the same roll off of the tongue as Led Zeppelin, but be so odd that you would have a hard time forgetting it. I remember things like Gimp Disco, Split Dickslit, Bitch Piglet, and somehow...Blood Fart. Plus, we never really took our name or purpose very serious considering the chances of succeeding were slim to none at that point.

I was counting the number of "fuck"s in Hot Dog. I think you were off by two.

Also, I wish the undertaker would still come out to Rollin'.

I never actually counted the number of "fuck"s in Hot Dog. Was a good guess I suppose. Just some freestyle at the time that stuck.

I just want you to know that I had that CD in fifth grade and knew every word to "Hot Dog". My teachers were not amused.

I am sure your teachers sensed something unique about you at that moment.

Is today just one of those days?

Today is NOT one of "those" days. Today is more like a lot of other days.

It's a cover song.

You can thank THE WHO for writing that song. It has always given me a special feeling.

Hey Fred,

Not much of a question here - just wanted to say, Thank You. People may joke and say stuff about Limp Bizkit and you – but truth be told you shaped the person I am today. I grew up listening to your music, and still to this day I will fly my LB flag with pride.

In February 2009, when the first word of Wes returning and Limp going on tour across Europe, without hesitation I bought three tickets (concert and plane) for me and two friends to go from Canada to Germany to see you guys at Rock Am Ring. Being front and center that day with that massive crowd and you guys a few feet from me is a memory I’ll always treasure.

So again, nothing really much to ask you – just always wanted a chance to say directly to you – Thank You. Thank you for getting me into music, for having a better appreciation for film, life, family and friends, and for honestly, being a role model to me. LBF

EDIT: So I feel like this is a total wasted opportunity. Here’s a shot at communicating to Fred and not asking a question. So may as well throw one out there:

Fred, I know you had plans to direct Runt a long time ago among other things, and I really did enjoy The Education of Charlie Banks – so any plans to continue working in the director’s chair?

I appreciate your honesty, really. It is hard for me to think that we have had such impact on anyone in a significant way. I am humbled and affected, tremendously, by your emotional reaction to what we do in a very positive and inspiring way.

Thank you in regards to The Education of Charlie Banks. As for me directing more feature films, YES, I am working on my third film now and I WISH i could tell you more about it because it is extremely special. I will be able to announce the details very soon.

Does chocolate starfish mean butthole or is it just a nonsense phrase?

Yes, Chocolate Starfish is a direct reference to the physical hole between most human butt cheeks.

When will we REALLY see Stampede of the Disco Elephants??

You will probably never SEE a Stampede of the Disco Elephants, but you will hear Stampede of the Disco Elephants (#SOTDE), in it's entirety, the first quarter of 2014.

Hey Fred, are you and Eminem on good terms again these days??

I haven't heard anything from Eminem since he turned on LB. I don't speak much about it, but it really hurt my feelings at the time because I thought we were better friends than I suppose we were. I understand why he was upset, mainly with Lethal, but over time I've learned there are better ways to deal with things that upset us. I have remained a loyal fan of his and choose to remember the good times we shared. He is definitely one of the very few best rappers of all time.

I know..I know... It's just so hard man. Goddamnit It's Fred Durst for fuck's sake! It's like looking back at '90s me and trying not to point and laugh.

It's THE right thing to do

So how was Britney ?

Britney who?

Hey Fred, are you a fan of the Jaguars? I'd like to invite you to our tailgate in Jacksonville on September 8th!

Honestly, i think the Jaguars should bring Tim Tebow on board and stop ignoring the elephant in the room. The moral could help, a lot.

Hey Fred.
Can you tell us something crazy that happened during Woodstock 99 that we wouldn't have known from the media? Cheers

The craziest art of the aftermath from Woodstock was how much of spineless twirp Kurt Loder was. I grew up watching him on MTV and felt he had a great sensibility about him. How he reacted and focused on LB felt like an in the moment knee jerk that could've been handled differently, on his end. I have nothing personal against him. He help mold and shape my coming of age.

If u got kicked out of Limp Bizkit, who do u think should replace you?

I have this idea that Limp Bizkit is a spirit, not an actual group of specific guys. When I feel like my time with LB has come to an end, I would like to find a new group of guys with the same spirit to fill our slots and carry out the Limp Bizkit legacy for many more generations to come. They style doesn't have to remain the same, but the passion, heart, and spirit of LB should remain consistent.

have you ever considered going back to the 3 dollar bill yall type of sound???

Going "back" is not moving forward necessarily. I embrace evolution. If we happen to capture a similar sound or vibe that resembles 3DBY along the way, then I wouldn't be disappointed.

If you embrace evolution why does Gold Cobra sound like it's straight out of the late 90s?

I have no idea. It is just the way it ended up. Ask the universe.

Hey fred, there's gonna be another single of SOTDE before the album launch?

Yes, I would like to release another song from SOTDE very soon and hopefully have at least three out before the actual album is released.

Hi Fred,

I have the fondest memory of when before you guys blew up, you did a show in Ft Lauderdale and Clutch was your opening act. You were standing out front, my friend and I walked up to you to tell you how awesome we thought Limp Bizkit was and you were shocked for us to know who you were. You even said, "You know who I am?" You signed our tickets "Fred Sucks". I thought that was so awesome thanks for that!

I sort of remember that show, but I do not remember anything else. I still think "Fred Sux".

What's up Fred? Limp Bizkit made great show in Russia! I heard that LB will have 16 concert in Russia, but what about Ukraine? Do you have some plans to visit Ukraine with a concert?

Our 16 city tour of Russia will definitely include Ukraine.

hey polar bear, i love limp bizkit, and i wanna ask you was the song douchebag aimed at eminem ?

I have never written a song about Eminem.

Fred- thanks for doing this!

We had this rumor going around in various forums about a 3DBY anniversary tour, where you guys will be playing large amounts of the album, is or has there ever been a plan to do so? If yes, when?

That a false rumor. But we are considering doing specific shows for specific albums playing the album from beginning to end except for the songs that have multiple guest appearances. This sounds fun to me.

fans want to see you without a beard, you think this

Fans have seen me without a beard for 17 years. I am sort of perplexed by how much my beard has become a topic of conversation in the LB community. I don't understand it completely. I use my beard as storage for my face. And why continue to look the way other people expect me to look? I am only motivated by my own instincts.

Dude...what happened?

Parallel universes.

Dude...what happened?

The double slit experiment!

How do you handle all the negative criticism you receive? Seems like it would be a beating after a while. Where do you think it comes from?

It has been a part of my life since birth. Questioning it's existence or relevance has only led me to the conclusion that it may all make sense later.

What's it like collaborating with Lil Wayne or Method Man?

Both experiences have been truly pleasant. I admire mc's who can use metaphors in the most simple form to give someone like me a new perspective around every corner. Method Man is so down to earth and as cool as you think he would be. Lil Wayne is absolutely a genius and prodigy that has found his outlet to communicate. Wayne is a great dude who is very sincere and thoughtful. I am blessed to know them both.

Hey Fred,

thank you for your music and hopefully you're going to rock for years. My questions:

When Hugh Laurie asked me to guest on House I was very surprised. He couldn't have been more kind and supportive. He's a bro for sure. That day was grueling. I have a new respect for TV after that.

Hey Fred, just saw this IAmA, was not expecting it! It's really good that you did this, HIFIVE! :)

Anyway, my question will be simple, what is your top 5 limp bizkit songs? I was always curious to see what direction of limp and structure wise that you love.

Keep it going and always do what you love doing, you know that many people although might not be fans anymore, still follow you. Your career speaks for itself :)

It has always been hard for me to choose my favorite LB songs. They all have a different place in my life and the meanings of each apply to my individualized internal absorption of experiences along my journey. I have to relive why I wrote each song every time I perform them. Some people can heal and move on with hopes of forgetting about the scar, but not me. I have to go there mentally so I am not faking the spirit of it on stage. It's like opening up a wound and pouring salt in it over and again.

What's your relationship with Wes like these days? Is it a strong friendship or a professional understanding?

Wes and I have become very close over the past few years. We spent most of our time in a dysfunctional and professional relationship at the beginning. We had no relationship outside of the music. Time has given us a true friendship and it has been useful in making LB stronger than ever.

Wes and I have become very close over the past few years. We spent most of our time in a dysfunctional and professional relationship at the beginning. We had no relationship outside of the music. Time has given us a true friendship and it has been useful in making LB stronger than ever.

Fucking typo. Love it.

What kind of equipment and software would you recommend for those on the engineering side of music production?

I am using ProTools 11 and Logic Pro (making beats). Those are the only two in my arsenal. I guess I am used to those and haven't taken time to try out many others, but both of these are extremely good, powerful, and easy to learn, in my opinion.

Hey, I met you in Huntington at The Paramount with my sister. It was a sick show. Thanks for the opportunity to chill - you're a pretty cool guy.

Keep rollin'.

EDIT: You gave me a high-five between songs. Also the crowd was awesome that night

The Paramount show this year is one of my favorite to date. Seriously. Amazing venue and audience.

Yo Fred, when you played The House Of Blues Dallas there was a couple of people sitting down during the show up in the balcony, you threw a full Monster Energy can at them to "wake them up". They still sat for the rest of the show. Did you feel bad after throwing that at them? Great show by the way...

I definitely don't feel bad because I am just having fun and not actually caring about what anyone is doing.

Hey Fred,

I really enjoyed the Unquestionable Truth, I thought the harder-edged sound was an excellent direction for the band. I was wondering if you had any plans to do anything similar to it in the future. Maybe a Part 2?

Thanks for reading this!

TUTP2 is on our agenda for sure. We are curious and excited as to what it will actually become.

NIN's With Teeth and The Unquestionable Truth came out on the same day. Which album do you think has aged better? Having purchased both upon release, 8 years later, I can wholeheartedly say that only one of those gems has "The Priest."

I LOVE NIN and everything Trent Reznor has done musically. As for The Priest, that song is driven by my disgust for child molestation. How could ANYONE molest a child, let alone being a PRIEST!! Very sick people are in powerful positions. It is UNACCEPTABLE.

Fred, I caught most of the Limp Bizkit set at the Melbourne Soundwave in 2012. It kinda seemed like you didn't wanna be there and acted hostile towards the crowd, saying "yeah fuck you guys", what was your problem?

How's your life as a comedian working gout for you? We absolutely loved every second of that show. Take look internally for your answer.

So who did Christina Aguilera give head to first?

She never gave head to me as far as I recall.

Did you argue with Carson Daly?

I barely know him.

As a young 21 year old videographer & editor, who has toured the US & Europe producing a pretty large professional wrestling company... my dream is to tour & film & edit Limp Bizkit shows or work on your website... just be involved anyway I can & live the dream of working with my idols. What do I have to do to make this a reality?

Coming to you live from the P.O.D. concert right now in Philly, haha. Thanks, Fred!

That can be a possibility. You never know!

I noticed you had Hacktivist, another brilliant rap-metal band, supporting you on your Glasgow show before Download Festival this year, and it made me wonder - do you like and/or listen to any other rap-metal bands? I know there's not exactly millions of them, but I just wondered.

ps: saw you at Download this year and you were amazing!

Thank you! As for other rap metal bands, I am always waiting and hoping for something great.

Hey Freddy! PS4 vs Xbox One: which is better?

I do not know yet, but I will try XBOX ONE first.


Troll threads fucking suck! I thought performing at MTV fashion week was extra douchey.

Fred What is your opinion about zakk wylde this thing i wondered for years cause zakk disses you a lot.

Big fan of Zack Wylde. We became friends last year and he told me why he always talked shit. Made sense to me, but didn't really matter because I am honored that he even knows who I am.

You are worse then NickleBack, I thought you should know.

Who is that?

Fuck it, nobody has asked this, might as well be me. USA Tour, will it ever happen again? I was the guy you pulled on stage at the milwaukee show back in may and we sang stuck. Thank you for picking me that night. Life is now complete

I hope you had a great time up there!! I love those moments with fans!

How does it feel to be ridiculed by your musical idols?

Unfortunately, Chet Baker is not alive. But to answer your question, if he were to I would feel honored.

What's the standout moment of your career so far and are you still doing tattoo's? Thanks you bearded genius

I am getting back into giving tattoos. I have had enough time to gain a new perspective on my technique. I want to open a shop soon, but do not know where to put it.

why the fuck did you say "rest in peace Johnny Depp, we lost a great actor today" at the Rock im Park concert in June. that freaked me out... that and the 20 beers i had in my blood...

That was Wes. And he always does silly things like that. I do not know why. BTW, 20 beers is way too many for anyone!

How often are you confronted in public by a random person who wants to tell you how god awful they find Limp Bizkit?

Almost always online. Maybe once or twice in real life. Who cares.

Will you formally apologise for the crimes you and your cohorts have comitted against music over the last 19 years?

Never! We believe in the right to be vegetarian!!

Not as good as vagitarian, though.

Now you're talking!!

Have you ever considered proposing to Kirsten Dunst for the sweetest "kept both names" name combination ever?

Good idea!

any chance for Relax in good quality? - this version sucks.

anyway, good luck with the vocals on the album :P

I wish we had the original session of Relax. I cannot find it anywhere! Bums me out!

Hey Fred, Thanks for doing this. I just wanted to ask what is your motivation to keep doing Limp Bizkit even after all these years with the rise and fall of different generes? Also huge fan btw!

We do it because we are passionate about the feeling performing live with LB gives us. Without that we wouldn't continue.

He put proof on his twitter... awsesome. Did you ever see the pokeman parody of nookie that was done in the early 2000's? if so what did you think of it?

I gotta see this! Pokeman and Nookie should never be in the same scenario!! Thank you!

Why do you think Limp Bizkit is so popular in South America?

It is the feeling that the music inspires. The feeling of vengeance and standing up for yourself. We cannot let "them" suffocate us.

Do you ever plan releasing the short film "The Truth with Evan Jealous" along with any unreleased material off that era of LB? Back in 2004-2005. A TUT 2 + DVD would be awesome.

I am hoping to raise money on Kickstarter or something similar to produce a film with Evan Jealous. I want to make it with all unknown people and shoot it in a town where the entire community can be a part of the experience. Just looking for someone to help me spearhead the attack.

Do you ever watch videos of yourself, like your concerts and other shit and realize how big of a fucking awesome badass you are? Also, I was one of the people who missed out on the Oklahoma concert. Any chance of a redo? And what did you think of the tornado?

We will definitely return to Oklahoma. When the tornado and promoter cancelled the show we were pretty bummed. It was very suspenseful being in the eye of that tornado. Reality.

I read recently that you once in a room where ''there were 15 ladies all bending over, and another putting strawberries up their arses''... Care to share the back story to that?! Also, have you had any other simply bizarre rockstar moments in your career? Cheers man.

That one is true. I can recall the entire experience. Smelled like...strawberries and cheap perfume.

How was it performing at WrestleMania 19? Were you a fan of WWE/pro wrestling before you performed Rollin? Do you keep in contact with any people from the company?

WrestleMania was a lot of fun. We still keep in touch with our friends at WWE. I grew up watching wrestling back in the day! Dusty Rhodes, Rick Flair.

Is there a Limp Bizkit & RiFF RAFF collab in the near future? RiFF BiZKiT!

As far as I know LB and RIFF RAFF are going to collaborate. He's a cool mofo.

1 2 3 times 2 to the 6

Which is it?


EDIT: For those that have never heard Rollin':

123 x 2 to the 6th ( 64 ) = (password to my high school locker)

Fred how was the making of the new video Ready to go?

The Ready To Go video is a nod to My Generation and Faith videos. WE wanted to make an updated version of the tour diary video style we used in the past. We figured with the first US tour since Wes returned it would have a nostalgic aspect to it, but come to you in full HD. We also slipped in a few other fun surprises as well.

What's a failed hipster effort?

I think it is when someone who is trying way too hard to be a hipster accidentally exposes their true colors of not being a hipster at all. Maybe?

Ok, release the R2G video now.

The Ready To Go video is supposed to be released on VEVO tomorrow at 3pm EST, but I am working on a leak for midnight tonight! I will update my friends at and as soon as I get the link.

What colour are your bathroom towels?

Master bathroom = light grey-ish

Guest bathroom = Star Wars print

Do you ever feel embarrassed about the music you made looking back on it now?

I have my moments. More so over the bottom dwellers I've encountered in the business along the journey.

How on earth do you manage to meld some of the most aurally repulsive instrumentals with such uninspired, insipid lyrics and still manage to make a living producing terrible music?

Someone's gotta do it!

Hi Fred. Do you like the Black Light Burns music?

I like all of Wes Borland's art.

Do you like punk-rock?


Hey dude, I've never really understood why everyone seems to love to hate you so much. Why do you suspect that people react to you and treat you the way they do?

I try not to focus on that. Being an underdog has it's pros and cons.

How many red hats do you own? Do they come in backwards or do you have to turn them around yourself?

I have a line of exotic woman to turn each one around for me. If they over rotate then they don't get a new swimsuit.

[No question]

I think we are coming to a close here. I appreciate all of you taking the time to chat. If you ever want to do it again just let me know. I will be releasing our new video Ready To Go around midnight tonight. Keep in touch with me on Facebook and on Twitter - you know I am right here on Reddit

How fucked up were you when you were on the Tom Green show?

I was in character. Tom and obviously you has no idea. That character is named Kirby. If you would like to see more of him then let the world know. I am thinking to bring him to television or a movie soon.

What are you listeting on this moment?

Chet Baker and The XX

When are you guys coming to Canada, also come to OTTAWA CANADA!!!

We want to do a Canadian tour so bad. I hope it happens soon!!

Do you ever miss the 90's and if so what do you miss most?

I miss discovering Cypress Hill and NIN for the first time.

Do you feel bad when you cancel on your fans? Because you have canceled on me twice once you canceled the concert in 2010 and the second time you canceled the meet the band in Chicago a few months ago.

Hate it when that happens actually. Sometimes it happens. I am sorry it has happened to you, twice. Very rare.

I seen Limp at Rock on the Range, I think it was 3 years ago, and you guys fucking killed it. Any plans on going there again?

We just MAY do it next year!

Tell me what you think of Maynard James Keenan, in all honesty.

I think his art is genius and I really like it.

Fred! I really enjoyed The Education of Charlie Banks. What made you want to go into the movie biz?

I actually always aspired to be a film maker before a musician. I followed my heart to make movies and ran into my career as a musician. I am still trying to reach my dreams of making more films.

I don't want to sound like an asshole, but this gives me an opportunity to ask you something that I've always kind of wondered.

I was in high school (11th Grade) when Chocolate Starfish came out. I read hit parade and other mags dealing with music at the time. The common perspective about you was that you were just a total Douchebag or a tool. I am guilty of drinking the Fred Durst is a Douchebag KoolAid.

So, here we go, were you a douchebag? Was it on purpose? Were you just trolling? Was it drugs? Did you get a lot of that shit?

Again, not a fan, just wondering. Answering this question would add a bit of context to my teenage musical tastes.

Edit: was it just jealousy since you were out to the head of some big label quickly after getting on the scene?

It's easy to start a fire when the coals are hot. It just became a thing and that is what it will remain. It's hot in here.

What's your favorite Star Wars film?

The Empire Strikes Back

was counterfeit dedicated to someone?

Yes. Two guys in particular. I slur their names in the beginning of the song intro.

Wow, came into this AMA expecting you to be a bit of a douche, bit this is one of the best AMA's I've ever seen. Thanks for putting the effort in! Don't have a question for you, just keep up the good work.

Thank you. I appreciate that. I am sorry I cannot get to every question. Making everyone feel satisfied will never be my specialty.

Were you ever named head of the Austin, TX waste disposal service?

I wish. I got close. Would've been spectacular.

Hey Fred, thanks for taking the time for this AmA No questions, just wanted to say "Break Stuff"...after all these still my "go-to" pump-up track for almost any situation. thanks again!

That song gets me every time, still!

Hey Fred, will the track 'Rebels' with Jay-Z ever see the light of day??

How the heck do YOU know about that? I am not sure it will.

Any chance of another Family Values tour? KoRn and LB are both releasing new albums this year, what better way to celebrate their releases by a co headlining tour with you both. You guys KILLED IT in Long Island a couple months back by the way!

I heard the Korn camp talking about another FV tour, but I am not sure it involves us or a lot of the first bands.

How do you feel about Dunkey saying that you are the worst?

Who's Dunkey?

So Fred, why do you make shit music?

Because we all need music to poop to.

Dear Fred Durst,

I have a list of people I would do a few days in jail to punch in the face. You are at the top.

Sincerely, Me


did you ever tought "shit, Wes´s make up is out of control"?

No. I have always enjoyed him being much different aesthetically than everyone else int he band. Was a big part of the concept from day one.

As someone who spent most of his awkward highschool days tucked up in a corner listening to Significant Other, I just want to say, thank you.

I am happy to know you made it through. I get it. Sucks.

What do you think of the phrase: "You the worst, worse than Fred Durst?"

I think it rhymes and will get people's attention! Use it!

Do you feel that you have separated from your roots being rich and famous?

I am not rich, but fame has it's pros and cons. More cons than pros probably.

What is your dream tour?

I have no dream tour, but Limp Bizkit, Steel Panther, and Riff Raff and ladies getting in for free would be a party.

[No question]

I'm still here for a bit, if you are.

[No question]

Let me ask YOU something. What motivates you to evolve? I am curious to know how people think in regards to their own evolution. My experience with Limp Bizkit has been an unexpected one, but essential to my growth mentally.

Fred! Your music was a huge part of my teenage years and no matter what anyone will say, I love your stuff. I also like your personality, what goals do you have that haven't been achieved yet?

Thank You! I still have not made the films I want to make. This is my dream as an artist.

Is it true you used to work at macdonalds?

Had any interaction with old bosses or old colleagues since your success?

I did. I worked the breakfast shift in Gastonia on highway 321.

Hey Fred, Remember when LimB Biscuit did that thing where u went around to different Guitar Centers/stadiums/etc to "audition a new guitarist"? Wikipedia says it was called "Put your guitar where your mouth is". That was just a publicity stunt, right? Articles from the time pretty much universally say that the band (and u in particular) were being assholes, showing up late, flipping off the crowds (of your fans) that came to audition, sometimes leaving early w/ lines of hundreds of people waiting who hadn't auditioned yet. If u didn't wanna be there to the extent that u couldn't hide your distaste, why did u even do it? why do a publicity stunt that makes u come off as an asshole?

guess you were misinformed. big time.

Hey there! I'm not too familiar with your work except for My Way and Rollin', but I'm a huge wrestling fan and your songs have appeared in the WWE a few times so screw it...

What was it like to have your song as The Undertaker's theme song for a few years and did you have a good experience performing his song live at Wrestlemania?

It was a surreal time when Undertaker used our music to enter the ring. So epic!

What part of you has changed the most since you attained fame?

My trust in others.

Thoughts on the song Almost Over?

Means a lot to me. I really like that song. I wrote it trying to imitate Wes' guitar playing style.

Hey Fred, Are you aware that your song rollin is used on a rollercoaster in universal studios florida? I found out quickly that there is no song that can pump you up faster while flying through loops. Spring break 99!!!

I did not know that. Sounds wild.

Who were your primary musical influences at the time Bizkit was founded? Are there any influences we might be surprised by?

I have always loved Chet Baker. He has had a major impact on me emotionally.

did you really get arrested at the end of "nookie" video.?

Nope. I directed that part.

What was it like meeting Mike V?

Absolutely awesome!! I really like Mike V's style.

Dear Mr. Durst, What is your beef with vegas?

I LOVE Vegas!

Did you get paid or sponsored for wearing that red hat?


I was going to ask you a serious question but then everything in your original post made me cringe.

Enjoy the rest of your obscurity.


Hi, Big fan, but one thing troubles me, Is it true that when you auditioned for a new guitarist after Wes left, you made each person sign a release on the original guitar piece they had to write giving you the exclusive rights over their material?

This is just something I read a few times and wondered if there was any truth to it.

that's funny. never. nobody would ever do that.

Why did you flip off the cameras at SummerSlam?

I don't know.

Favorite movie?

On Golden Pond.

I finally get my chance to tell you that you are a gigantic fucking douche!

FINALLY!! I made it!!


The move was stolen from me. i did not make it as planned.

"Are you Jesus, Fred Durst?"-David Wong.

In the event that you see this question way down here at the bottom, how do you feel about your likeness as it is portrayed in one of my favorite books?

Had no idea. Interesting.

Did you actually spit on a kid named Tina in Pasadena?

Never. Sounded fun' A "boy" named Tina...

Do you and Corey Taylor from Slipknot actually get along?


What are your the most interesting films, that you always can watch?

Watch The Shining and The Bicycle Thief.

I went to Download festival when you were a headline act, and you cancelled at the last minute.

Just wanted to take this opportunity to tell you that you are a fucking cop-out.

Shit!! Well, damn. Sorry mate.

What do you think of the new NIN song and Album?

Also thanks for opening me up to new sounds and genres ;)

I really really like it.

Dude: what do you think of all the hate you get.

I think it sucks.

How do you deal with being irrelevant?

I wake up every day and feel so grateful! Especially just before fishing peacefully at sunrise.

What exactly do you like Stanley Kubrick?

Most everything I am aware of. His thought process and meticulous attention to purpose and detail.

Why are you such a douche?

So I can cleanse your soul.

Are you still gay?

As far as I know.

Who out there were you shocked to find out is a Limp Bizkit fan ?

Chris from Coldplay

Do you still have the sick Bently from Rollin'?

It was never mine. Rented for the video shoot.

how does it feel to be popular only because you covered someone elses work?

Like a printer.

Do you know Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Dawson?


Were you supposed to direct the movie Pawnshop Chronicles? I think it just came out, did you decide to not do it?

I am very glad I didn't


He's awesome!!

Seriously, the people that reddit will suck up to is astounding.

And who would that be?

Freddy Dee, do you like Breaking Bad and/or The Walking Dead ?

I enjoy them both. Walking Dead more.

What can you tell us about the collaborations you've done with Rivers Cuomo of Weezer? Always wondered about that stuff as a big Weezer fan.

We have done a few things together. He is a great guy. Genius. I am always star struck when we hang out.

Apparently I'm worse than you.


When did you know you were no longer relavant?

when i was 5 years old.

Do you like wurst, Fred Durst?

Curry Wurst

Are you still a tool?

Needle nose plyers

Any chance you'll ever come back to Jacksonville? Do you still consider it home?

I moved to Jacksonville when I was 21 and moved out when I was 27. It was home for 6 years.

Why are you banned from the Avalon in Hollywood? Is it just the Avalon, or is the ban more encompassing to include anything affiliated with Live Nation?

Never. Rumor.

So, what's your most simple pleasure in life?


Here's something you have probably never heard before: I am a programmer and listening to Limp Bizkit while I code is the number one thing that helps me stay focused and pump out the good stuff.

Weird right?

That is AMAZING! I envy your talent. Really.

[No question]


Mr. Durst,

A few years back you were on a delta flight that my dad was flying, on an MD-88. He had no idea who you were and a flight attendant stopped him from asking you if you needed a belt because he thought your pants were going to fall down.

I don't have a question, but I just wanted the opportunity to share what has become a running joke in my family. Thank you for that.

I sure could've used that belt!!!


Look over the negativity.

LB is one of the worst musical bands ever and he has proven to be a douchebag (at least in the past) and everyone is being fucking nice?!

How dare them. I'm with you. Fuck me!

How do you sleep at night?

Hanging upside down, like a bat.


Exited where? Oh, exCited.

This interview was transcribed from an "ask me anything" question and answer session with Fred Durst conducted on Reddit on 2013-07-21. The Reddit AMA can be found here.