What You Didn't Know About Limp Bizkit

Limp Bizkit was super popular in the early 2000s, usually in one of two ways: Either you loved them, or you hated them almost as much as real rockers hate hearing their pop friends play Nickelback. It didn't matter though. If you were walking and talking at the time, you knew who Limp Bizkit was, and if you didn't, you could "take that cookie and stick it up your yeah," as the band's most famous lyrics state. As you may have guessed, their lyrics were meant to be fun, rather than serious ballads.

For being a band that people around the world love to jokingly hate, they've had some serious success. According to Ace Showbiz, they've won a handful of different awards, ranging from Billboard Awards to MTV Music Awards and more, and have been nominated for more than you probably have the patience to read through. But music isn't the only thing that's fun and interesting about Limp Bizkit. Here are a few items you might not have known about the band.

Wes Borland looks way different off stage

Wes Borland has always been the odd man out in Limp Bizkit. Not so much in personality or musical talent, but definitely when it came to appearance. The majority of the band had a fashionable skater look, with their flat-billed hats and relaxed clothing style. And, why shouldn't they? Fred Durst, the core of the band, was a skater. Heck, he was medically discharged from the Navy due to a skating injury, according to Rolling Stone. It fits. Wes Borland's style, on the other hand, was something you'd expect to see on stage with the most hardcore death metal bands. He was often covered from head to toe in black skin paint, hair in a towering mohawk, and some sort of white face paint that was suggestive of The Crow.

When Borland is living his everyday life, you wouldn't recognize him at all. He's a normal-looking guy. Apparently, as Borland tells Stereogum in a Q&A, the makeup is a way to express his personality, to stand out from the entire vibe of the band. It's safe to say that it worked. No one stands out more than Borland's kabuki makeup in a band often described as "frat boy metal."

DJ Lethal left the band because of Durst's ego

DJ Lethal left Limp Bizkit for short time in 2012 for problems he attributed at the time to Fred Durst's ego, according to LoudWire. DJ Lethal is, of course, the DJ of the group, working over the band's sound with his signature turntable "skritchy scratch." When the incident occurred, DJ Lethal took to Twitter with some harsh words. "I'm nobody's DJ. I am me. I'm no kiss a**," he tweets. "I would rather die than be a slave!! Respect that!! I respect that, but it's not a democracy. Don't believe the hype. It's one man. The rest follow like sellout money-hungry slaves."

He left the band in June and was back at the Limp Bizkit DJ table in October, reports Music Feeds, taking to the digital air to apologize: "I want to clear the air about limp bizkit. I have had some personal issues over the last few years that have led to some outbursts. [A] lot of the things I said about the band and fred was out of pain and anger. None of which I really meant deep down inside."

He continues to give the band props: "I hope we can resolve our issues because I miss my friends and band mates. FC Ty for his help. The guys in our band are true gentlemen. Giving me a second chance after the stupid s*** I talked and the way I acted really shows class."

Fred Durst was once mistaken for a murder suspect

A short-lived mistake by the Associated Press caused a mess of rumors that had people believing that Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst was the suspect in a murder investigation, according to LoudWire. The Associated Press published a piece covering the arrest of Robert Durst, who was suspected of killing three people and prompted the HBO documentary series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst. In the piece, they confused Robert Durst with the Fred of Dursts and reported that an "arrest warrant was issued for the former Limp Bizkit frontman." It hadn't, obviously. The article was taken down the same day, and a correction was published the day after. Regardless, the Associated Press started a rumor that still lingers five years later.

That isn't to say that Durst doesn't have a bit of a violent streak. The Limp Bizkit frontman was arrested and jailed in 1999 for assaulting a security guard at the band's show in St. Paul, Minnesota, according to MTV News. What's worse: He bragged about it once he got up on stage. "I kicked that punk a** security guard in the head," Durst was heard yelling from the stage. "That f****** b****, you ain't gonna get a check tonight."