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Name: Fred Durst  
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Date of Birth: 20th August 1970
Place of Birth: Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Profession: Singer
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Fred Durst (born William Frederick Durst, on August 20, 1970, in Jacksonville, Florida, USA) is the lead singer of the rapcore band, Limp Bizkit.

The son of a policeman, Durst was raised in Gastonia, North Carolina, where he lived until his teens. After high school, he returned to Jacksonville for brief service in the United States Navy, and later married at age 20. He and his wife had one daughter, Adriana, but the couple was divorced soon after Durst discovered that his wife had a sexual affair during their marriage. He later spent time in jail for assaulting his wife's partner. Durst was involved in controversy upon the death of Australian teenager Jessica Michalik who was crushed to death at the Sydney Big Day Out concert where Limp Bizkit played in 2001.

After jail, Durst spent a short while in North Carolina as a sponsored skateboarder, and later in Jacksonville as a tattoo artist. Together with Sam Rivers, Wes Borland, and John Otto, Durst formed the band Limp Bizkit in 1994. Later on, DJ Lethal of House Of Pain was added to the line up.

Durst also chairs his own record label, Flawless Records, a division of Geffen Records. It has signed such bands as Puddle of Mudd, The Revolution Smile, Ringside, and Staind.

His favorite bands are Tool, KISS, Wu Tang Clan, Blondie, Smashing Pumpkins and Suicidal Tendencies. He has cited Maynard James Keenan, Mike Patton, and Ice Cube as main vocal inspirations.

Many original fans as of late have dropped their loyalty to Durst but not always to his band Limp Bizkit. Stories of Durst have created a negative connotation and in many cases have developed an"Anti-Fred Durst movement". Durst's performance with Christina Aguilera at the MTV Video Music Awards certainly didn't help his credibility. Eminem has ridiculed Durst on a number of his songs. Popular Heavy metal website Encyclopaedia Metallum also refer to their banning process as being "Dursted", named after Durst who they see as a figure that is the complete opposite of what heavy metal stands for. He also had a falling out with Trent Reznor. Zakk Wylde has an intense hatred for him.

On the Celebrity Deathmatch show, Durst in stop motion form challenged James Hetfield of Metallica. Hetfield was victorious although critically damaged.

In February of 2005 a three minute composite of video clips of Durst having sex were leaked to the Internet after the video clip was taken from his computer's hard disk. The video also revealed that he had a Prince Albert piercing in his penis - although he wasn't wearing the jewelry.

Durst stands at 5'4.25" (161.5 cm) He starred in Revelations as Odgen.

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