Greatest Hitz (Limp Bizkit album)
Greatest Hitz is the first compilation album by American rap rock band Limp Bizkit. Released in 2005, it is a retrospective compiling material from the band's albums Three Dollar Bill, Yall$, Significant Other, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water and Results May Vary. Greatest Hitz was announced for release as early as 2001. While recording the albums Results May Vary and The Unquestionable Truth, the band continued to work on the compilation. A companion DVD, Greatest Videoz, was released. Greatest Hitz contains material from the band's albums Three Dollar Bill, Yall$, Significant Other, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water and Results May Vary, as well as new songs, including "Home Sweet Home/Bittersweet Symphony", a mashup of "Home Sweet Home" by Mötley Crüe and "Bitter Sweet Symphony" by The Verve; the music of Greatest Hitz has predominately been described as nu metal and is noted for "kinetic, frenzied energy". On this compilation, DJ Lethal functions as a sound designer for the band.
According to Lethal, "I bring new sounds, not just the regular chirping scratching sounds. It's all different stuff. I'm trying to be like another guitar player."Wes Borland's guitar playing on this compilation is experimental and nontraditional, is noted for creative use of six and seven-string guitars. The songs from Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ feature him playing without a guitar pick, performing with two hands, one playing melodic notes, the other playing chord progressions, his guitar playing on this album makes use of octave shapes, choppy, eighth-note rhythms, sometimes accompanied by muting his strings with his left hand, creating a percussive sound. Borland's guitar playing has unevenly accented syncopated sixteenth notes to create a disorienting effect, hypnotic, droning licks. Durst's lyrics are profane, scatological or angry. Much of Durst's lyrical inspiration came from growing up and his personal life, his breakup with his girlfriend inspired the Significant Other songs "Nookie" and "Re-Arranged".
Greatest Hitz peaked at number 47 on the Billboard 200. Allmusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine said, "None of has aged well – as a matter of fact, it's aged quickly, sounding older than alt-rock hits from the mid-'90s – but that's beside the point, because this does its job well, listeners who want to have some Limp Bizkit in their collection will find this to provide them with more of what they want than any other Bizkit dizc." In The Essential Rock Discography, Martin Charles Strong gave the compilation a 7 out of 10 rating. As of 2012, the album has sold over 3,500,000 copies worldwide, including 750,000 in the US. Tracks 1–11 Fred Durst – vocals Wes Borland – guitars Sam Rivers – bass guitar John Otto – drums, percussion DJ Lethal – turntables, keyboards, sound developmentTracks 12–17 Fred Durst – vocals, banjo Mike Smith – guitar Brian Welch – guitar on "Build a Bridge" Sam Rivers – bass guitar John Otto – drums, percussion DJ Lethal – turntables, samples, sound development
WrestleMania XIX was the 19th annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. It took place on March 2003, at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington; the event was the first WrestleMania held in the state of Washington. A record-breaking 54,097 fans from all fifty states and numerous countries from around the world at Safeco Field resulted in a gate attendance grossing $2.76 million. WrestleMania XIX was the first WrestleMania to be promoted under the WWE name and the first to have taken place after the WWE brand extension, it was a joint-promotion pay-per-view event, featuring performers from the Raw and SmackDown! brands. The tagline for WrestleMania XIX was "Dare to Dream"; the official theme song for the event was "Crack Addict" by Limp Bizkit. Limp Bizkit performed" during The Undertaker's entrance; the main match from the SmackDown! Brand was Kurt Angle versus Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship, which Lesnar won by pinfall after executing an F5.
The main match from the Raw brand was the third WrestleMania meeting between The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin, in which The Rock won via pinfall after performing three Rock Bottoms on Austin. The other predominant match from the Raw brand was the World Heavyweight Championship bout between Triple H and Booker T, which Triple H won by pinfall after performing a Pedigree. Other matches on the undercard included Shawn Michaels versus Chris Jericho, Hulk Hogan versus Mr. McMahon in a Street Fight. A documentary entitled The Mania of WrestleMania was filmed live during the event and released the following year, it was the first sole production from WWE Films. The main feud heading into WrestleMania on the SmackDown! Brand was with the two feuding over the WWE Championship. Angle won the title three months prior at Armageddon by defeating then-champion Big Show with Lesnar's help. At the Royal Rumble in January, Angle defeated Chris Benoit to retain the WWE Championship, Lesnar won the Royal Rumble match to become number one contender to the WWE Championship at WrestleMania when he last eliminated The Undertaker.
The following month at No Way Out and Benoit defeated Team Angle in a handicap match. During that pay-per-view, Edge was supposed to team up with Lesnar & Benoit to wrestle Team Angle in the scheduled Six Man Tag team match but Edge was attacked backstage and it was announced he could not participate in the match. On the March 6 episode of SmackDown!, Lesnar defeated Paul Heyman in a steel cage match to earn a championship match against Angle the next week. The next week on SmackDown!, Angle defeated Lesnar to retain the WWE Championship. Before the match began, "praying" in the corner, switched with his brother Eric. Lesnar came out and the match began. Shortly after the match began and Haas came to the ring and distracted Lesnar, which gave Eric time to switch back with Kurt; as Lesnar regained his focus, Kurt was able to pin him with a small package for the win. The following week on the March 20 episode of SmackDown!, SmackDown General Manager Stephanie McMahon told Angle that if he tries to get himself disqualified or if his brother, Benjamin, or Haas try to interfere in their match at WrestleMania, he would lose the title.
The main feud on the Raw brand was between The Steve Austin. On the February 20 episode of SmackDown!, The Rock returned to WWE after a six-month hiatus from wrestling. On that evening, he was in a confrontation with Hulk Hogan before their WrestleMania X8 rematch at No Way Out. At the No Way Out event, The Rock defeated Hogan with the help of Mr. McMahon. On the following night's episode of Raw, The Rock returned to the Raw brand in a 20-man Battle royal that would determine the opponent for the World Heavyweight Championship. Rock however, was unable to win after he was eliminated by Booker T; the following week on Raw, on a long hiatus before returning that previous Sunday at No Way Out, made his WWE television return, as he cut a promo about the WWE fans, before he was interrupted by Rock, who challenged him to a match at WrestleMania because The Rock, was obsessed of not beating Austin at a WrestleMania event by the time they fought at WrestleMania XV and X-Seven during a four-year span.
As soon as the challenge was made, Raw General manager, Eric Bischoff, announced that the following week on Raw, Rock would face Booker T in a match, if he won, he would have the choice to face either Austin or Triple H at WrestleMania. On the March 10 episode of Raw, with Bischoff's approval, announced that he would pick his own opponent for that night, which turned out to be The Hurricane, in hopes for Rock to gain an easy victory. However, Austin made his way down the entrance ramp, which distracted Rock and allowed Hurricane to Roll up Rock into a successful pinfall, which made the Austin-Rock match at WrestleMania official. On the March 24, final episode of Raw leading into WrestleMania, Austin was banned from entering the arena that night, he managed to enter the arena and attack Rock, before Rock fled the ring. The secondary feud on the SmackDown! Brand was between Mr. McMahon. One month prior at No Way Out, during a match between Hogan and The Rock, McMahon came down to the ring, only to distract Hogan, which allowed the referee, Sylvan Grenier to give The Rock a cha
Sonny Mayo is an American guitarist and music producer. Sonny is on the board of directors and a program administrator for Rock to Recovery, a 501c3 organization that brings music to people in various stages of recovery from drug/alcohol dependence, PTSD, mental health issues, more, he began playing in a thrash metal band called Silence in the late 1980s. Silence sold out venues in the DC Metro area including the "Bayou" in Georgetown. While with Silence, he released a nine track CD, recorded a three song tape with Alex Perialas. One of the songs from the tape, "One Race" was made into a black and white video filmed at the Bayou, he joined M. F. Pitbulls with Shannon Larkin on vocals, Jamie Miller on drums, John "Tumor" Fahnestock on bass. In 1995, Mayo moved to Santa Barbara to join the band Snot. Snot was signed to Geffen Records in 1996 and recorded their only full-length release, Get Some, in May 1997. Mayo rejoined Shannon Larkin in the band Amen in 1998 and subsequently recorded and released albums on Roadrunner Records and Virgin Records.
In 1998, Mayo contributed to the Vanilla Ice album Hard to Swallow. In 2002, he replaced Chad Benekos in Hed PE, he toured in support of the album Blackout. On January 19, 2005, he got a call from Morgan Rose to join Sevendust after Clint Lowery left for Dark New Day. Mayo recorded three full-length releases with Sevendust. Next - Winedark Records, 2005. In early 2008, Mayo was replaced by Clint Lowery. According to Mayo, he was not pleased with the way. Shortly after departing Sevendust, Snot reformed with ex-Divine Heresy frontman Tommy Vext on vocals. Snot wrote and recorded new material and toured the U. S. supporting Mudvayne in late 2008. Mayo decided not to continue with Snot in May 2009, enrolled in the Recording Institute Of Technology program at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. After receiving a certificate in audio engineering and Pro Tools certification, Mayo produced and engineered several bands and artists. In 2011, Mayo engineered and co-produced Ugly Kid Joe's "Stairway To Hell" album joined the band in 2012 as touring guitarist, filling in for Dave Fortman.
In June 2014, Sonny joined Wes Geer in the non profit organization, Rock To Recovery, which harnesses the healing power of music by bringing musical instruments and equipment in to treatment facilities to write and record original songs with people recovering from drug/alcohol addiction, PTSD, eating disorders, other illnesses. In June 2015, Sonny joined Ugly Kid Joe in the studio to write/record "Uglier Than They Used Ta Be", which released in late 2015. Official Sonny Mayo website
Wesley Louden Borland is an American rock musician and artist. He is best known as the current guitarist and backing vocalist of the American rap rock band Limp Bizkit and as the lead vocalist and guitarist of the alternative and industrial metal band Black Light Burns and the metal band Big Dumb Face, he gained popularity when Limp Bizkit achieved mainstream success in early 2000s. He formed Big Dumb Face with his brother Scott in 1998 and left Limp Bizkit in 2001 and started many side projects such as Eat the Day and The Damning Well. After rejoining Limp Bizkit in 2004, Borland founded Black Light Burns, with whom he has released three studio albums and a covers album. Limp Bizkit went on hiatus following the release of their album The Unquestionable Truth. However, the band's original lineup reunited in 2009 and recorded their sixth studio album, Gold Cobra. In 2016, Borland released his solo album Crystal Machete. Borland is known for his sonic experimentation and elaborate visual appearance, which has included face and body paint and uniforms.
He has drawn album covers and created artwork for many of his music projects as well as oil paintings. Borland was voted number 37 in Total Guitar's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time. Borland formed the label Edison Sound, which releases his own music projects. From Richmond, United States, Borland grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, he took an interest in becoming a drummer, but because his parents didn't take to the idea of bringing percussive instruments into their household, Borland began taking guitar lessons from a member of his parents' Presbyterian church. Borland's musical interests were at odds with the local music trends which leaned toward country music, he recalled, "I would bring in something, my teacher would go,'I've never heard of the Damned. Don't you want to play some Merle Haggard?'"Borland's brother, took an interest in bass guitar, the two brothers began playing together. Borland's interest in hip hop music was piqued by the release of Anthrax and Public Enemy's collaboration, a cover of the latter's song "Bring the Noise".
Borland moved to Jacksonville, Florida with his parents, where he began attending art school due to his lack of interest in the local music scene. There, he began practicing special effects. Borland continued working with a teacher that specialized in jazz. According to Borland, "My first teacher ingrained playing by ear so much that when my jazz teacher gave me a sheet of music and a tape to go with it, I would learn the tape and go in and play it, but I couldn't make myself learn the music." As his guitar skills improved, Borland began to craft guitar parts. Borland felt confined by being forced to attend church despite his lack of interest in organized religion, moved out when he reached the age of 18. Borland joined Limp Bizkit, a band formed by Fred Durst, Sam Rivers and John Otto. Limp Bizkit developed a cult following in the underground music scene at the Milk Bar, an underground punk club in downtown Jacksonville, Florida; the band attracted crowds by word of mouth and covering George Michael's "Faith" and Paula Abdul's "Straight Up".
Borland's theatrical rock style was the primary attraction for many concert attendees. After DJ Lethal joined the band as a turntablist, Borland left Limp Bizkit after a disagreement with Durst. However, Borland rejoined after the band signed with a subsidiary of MCA Records. After a dispute with Mojo, Limp Bizkit signed with Flip, a subsidiary of Interscope Records, recorded their debut, Three Dollar Bill, which featured an abrasive, angry sound. Although the album was met with minimal response, touring increased Limp Bizkit's success, the third single from Three Dollar Bill, Yall, "Faith", became a radio hit, leading to a slot on Ozzfest, a tour organized by Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. In 1998, Borland formed a side project, Big Dumb Face with his brother, influenced by Ween and Mr. Bungle. Significant Other saw Limp Bizkit reaching a new level of commercial success; the album climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 643,874 copies in its first week of release. In 2000, Durst announced that the band's third studio album would be titled Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water.
The press thought. The album title is intended to sound like a fictional band. Borland contributed the other half of the album's title when the band was standing around at a truck stop, looking at bottles of flavored water, Borland joked that the truck stop didn't have hot dog or meat-flavored water, it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 1.05 million copies in its first week, was the 18th best-selling album of the 2000s in the US. In a 1999 Spin profile on Limp Bizkit, when asked "Where will you be ten years from now?", Borland responded, "Probably not in the band." In March 2001, Big Dumb Face released its début album, Duke Lion Fights the Terror!!. Borland stated that the band's music is "idiotic and bizarre. It's nothing but stupid just all these retarded songs." In the fall of 2001, Borland left Limp Bizkit citing creative differences with the band, formed the band Eat the Day, which he abandoned due to being unable to find a vocalist. After the'failure' of another project, The Damning Well, in 2003, Borland began writing a solo record with its members Danny Lohner and Josh Freese, with Josh Eustis and Jonathan B
Rock im Park 2001
Rock im Park 2001 is a live album and DVD by the American rap rock band Limp Bizkit. Released in 2008, it features a performance from June 1, 2001 by the band at the Rock im Park festival in Nuremberg, Germany. In the UK, it was released as an album with a bonus DVD containing video of the performance, while the video was released as a DVD in the United States. Limp Bizkit's set at the Rock im Park festival in Nuremberg, Germany was recorded; the video portion of the album featured one of the band's last performances with Wes Borland before he left the band in 2001. The band performed some of their best known and hit songs, accompanied by a dancer dressed as one of the creatures on the cover of their album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water. During the performance, Borland wore body paint, Durst performed a portion of the set in the audience; the music of Rock im Park 2001 has predominately been described as nu metal and is noted for "kinetic, frenzied energy". On this compilation, DJ Lethal functions as a sound designer for the band.
According to Lethal, "I bring new sounds, not just the regular chirping scratching sounds. It's all different stuff. I'm trying to be like another guitar player."Wes Borland's guitar playing in this performance is experimental and nontraditional, is noted for creative use of a seven-string guitar. His guitar playing makes use of octave shapes, choppy, eighth-note rhythms, sometimes accompanied by muting his strings with his left hand, creating a percussive sound. Borland's guitar playing has unevenly accented syncopated sixteenth notes to create a disorienting effect, hypnotic, droning licks. Durst's lyrics are profane, scatological or angry. Much of Durst's lyrical inspiration came from growing up and his personal life, his breakup with her inspired the songs "Nookie" and "Re-Arranged". Allmusic writer Greg Prato panned the release. Prato in particular was critical of Durst's performance on the set, writing, " seems not all that interested in working the crowd or putting his heart into the performance at hand."
Prato concluded, "Perhaps it's best to look at Rock in the Park 2001 as John Waters-esque footage that, years from now, will either become an underground hit due to its absurdity or an inadvertent "time period relic" à la Heavy Metal Parking Lot." Fred Durst - vocals Wes Borland - guitar, backing vocals Sam Rivers - bass, backing vocals John Otto - drums, percussion DJ Lethal - turntables, keyboards
Rollin' (Limp Bizkit song)
"Rollin'" is a song by the American band Limp Bizkit from their album Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water. It was released as the second single along with "My Generation"; the song peaked at number sixty five on the Billboard Hot 100 and remained in the chart for seventeen weeks. To date, it is their highest-charting single in the Billboard Hot 100. Outside the United States, "Rollin'" topped the charts in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom, peaked within the top ten of the charts in Austria, Germany and Sweden and the top twenty of the charts in Australia, the Netherlands and New Zealand."Rollin'", a remix of "Rollin'" featuring hip-hop artists DMX and Method Man & Redman, produced by Swizz Beatz, is featured on the Chocolate Starfish album. The remix is featured on the soundtrack to the 2001 film The Fast and the Furious; the music video was filmed atop the South Tower of the former World Trade Center in New York City. The introduction features Ben Stiller and Stephen Dorff mistaking Fred Durst for the valet and giving him the keys to their Bentley Azure.
Making a cameo is break dancer Mr. Wiggles; the rest of the video has several cuts to Durst and his bandmates hanging out of the Bentley as they drive about Manhattan. The song Ben Stiller is playing at the beginning is "My Generation" from the same album; the video features scenes of Fred Durst with five girls dancing in a room. The video was filmed around the same time as the film Zoolander, which explains Stiller and Dorff's appearance. Fred Durst has a small cameo in that film. "Rollin'" video received the award for Best Rock Video at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. On September 10, 2001, Limp Bizkit received a letter from the World Trade Center, thanking them for featuring the towers in the video, it was parodied as "Posin'" on the television series MADtv, the "Urban Assault Vehicle" version was listed on VH1's list of the 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs. Former MLB player Scott Rolen used the song as his walk-up song. "Rollin'" was well known among WWE fans as the entrance theme for professional wrestler The Undertaker from December 2000 to May 2002, again for WrestleMania XIX in 2003 where it was performed live.
The song is featured as a track that can be selected on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Orlando. A short section of the song plays before the nighttime drag race in the first The Fast and the Furious film, it is the song in the intro video of NHL Hitz 20-02, is heard in the menus and gameplay as well. The song was the goal song for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL from 2005 to 2007, it was featured in American Dad!'s episode "Next of Pin". The song was used in an Intro Performance Trailer by K-Pop group BTS in 2015; the song was released in each with a different cover color and track listing. There was a DVD, only released in the United Kingdom. CD1"Rollin'" "I Would For You" "Take A Look Around" "Rollin'" CD2"Rollin'" "Show Me What You Got" "Rollin'" Video Snippets"Rollin'" DVDVideo Snippets "My Generation" – 0:30 "N 2 Gether Now" – 0:30 "Break Stuff" – 0:30 "Re-Arranged" – 0:30 "Rollin'" Official music video on YouTube
Limp Bizkit is an American rap rock band from Jacksonville, Florida. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, DJ Lethal, Wes Borland, their music is marked by Borland's sonic experimentation. Borland's elaborate visual appearance, which includes face and body paint and uniforms plays a large role in the band's live shows; the band has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, have sold 40 million records worldwide and won several other awards. Formed in 1994, Limp Bizkit became popular playing in the Jacksonville underground music scene in the late 1990s, signed with Flip Records, a subsidiary of Interscope, which released their debut album, Three Dollar Bill, Y'all$; the band achieved mainstream success with their second and third studio albums, Significant Other and Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, although this success was marred by a series of controversies surrounding their performances at Woodstock'99 and the 2001 Big Day Out festival. Borland left the group in 2001, but Durst, Rivers and Lethal continued to record and tour with guitarist Mike Smith.
Following the release of their album, Results May Vary, Borland rejoined the band and recorded The Unquestionable Truth with Durst, Rivers and drummer Sammy Siegler before entering a hiatus. In 2009, the band reunited with Borland playing guitar and began touring, culminating with the recording of the album Gold Cobra, after which they left Interscope and signed with Cash Money Records, but DJ Lethal was asked to leave the band soon after; as of 2018, the band is recording their sixth studio album, Stampede of the Disco Elephants. Fred Durst grew up in Jacksonville, where he took an interest in breakdancing, hip hop, punk rock and heavy metal, he began to rap, skate and deejay. While mowing lawns and working as a tattoo artist, he developed an idea for a band that combined elements of rock and hip hop. Durst played with three other bands, Split 26, Malachi Sage, which were unsuccessful, 10 Foot Shindig, which Durst left to form a new band. Durst told Sam Rivers, the bassist for Malachi Sage, "You need to quit this band and start a band with me that's like this: rappin' and rockin'."
Rivers suggested that his cousin, John Otto, studying jazz drumming at the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and playing in local avant garde bands, become their drummer. Durst and Otto jammed and wrote three songs together, Wes Borland joined as a guitarist. Durst named the band Limp Bizkit. According to Durst, "The name is there to turn people's heads away. A lot of people go, ` Limp Bizkit. Oh, they must suck.' Those are the people that we don't want listening to our music." Other names that were considered by Durst included Gimp Disco, Split Dickslit, Bitch Piglet, Blood Fart. Every record label that showed an interest in the band pressured its members to change its name. Limp Bizkit developed a cult following in the underground music scene at the Milk Bar, an underground punk club in Jacksonville; the band's local popularity was such that Sugar Ray, who had a major label contract, opened for a then-unsigned Limp Bizkit at Velocity with hip hop group Funkdoobiest. Milkbar owner, Danny Wimmer, stated.
They went from playing ten people to eight hundred within months. Fred... was always marketing the band. He would go to record stores and get people involved, he was in touch with high schools." However, the band knew that to achieve national success, they would have to distinguish themselves in their live performances. Attracting crowds by word of mouth, the band gave energetic live performances, covering George Michael's "Faith" and Paula Abdul's "Straight Up", featuring Borland in bizarre costumes. Borland's theatrical rock style was the primary attraction for many concert attendees. Durst unsuccessfully tried to attract attention from A&R representatives at various labels by pretending to be the band's manager; when Korn performed in town as the opening act for Sick of It All, Durst invited Korn to drink beer and tattoo them. Although Durst's tattoos were unimpressive, he was able to persuade Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu to listen to a demo, consisting of the songs "Pollution", "Counterfeit" and "Stuck".
Korn added a then-unsigned Limp Bizkit to two tours. The band attempted to expand their sound by auditioning an additional guitarist, but Borland soon determined that another guitarist was not the answer, DJ Lethal of the hip hop group House of Pain, joined the band as a turntablist after a successful practice performance. Joining the band gave Lethal an opportunity to experiment with his turntable technique in ways that hip hop had not allowed him to do, helping shape the band's style. Due to creative differences, Borland left the band at this point. After their performance opening for Korn at the Dragonfly in Hollywood was well received, Limp Bizkit signed with Mojo, a subsidiary of MCA Records. While heading to California to record their first album, the band wrecked their van; as a result of the near death experience, Durst made amends with Borland. After a dispute with Mojo, Limp Bizkit signed with a subsidiary of Interscope Records. Arvizu persuaded Ross Robinson to listen to the demo. Robinson neglected to listen to it.
Impressed by the band's motivation and sound, Robinson produced Limp Bizkit's debut, recorded at Indigo Ranch. Durst's problems with