Metal Insider’s Top 5: Bands You Love To Hate

Posted by on October 7, 2014

3) Limp Bizkit


15 years ago, Limp Bizkit was untouchable. How untouchable? Their 2000 album, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water sold 1.05 million copies its first week. These days, any band selling 1/100th of that would be called a big success. Yet the band are one of the most hated bands in music. It doesn’t help that frontman Fred Durst’s vocal delivery is somewhere between annoying and insufferable. They were one of the most recognizable faces of the disaster of Woodstock ’99. While the rap-metal craze died out a few years later (even though Emmure, Issues and others are trying to revitalize it) Limp Bizkit are still going strong with most of their lineup still intact (sorry, DJ Lethal). Even their last album, the much-maligned Gold Cobra, sold a more than respectable 65,000 copies its first week back in 2011. Now signed to Lil Wayne’s Cash Money label, their long in the works Stampede of the Disco Elephants has been teased by a few songs. And their successful tour seems to suggest that even though they’re still hated by many, they might have survived long enough to still be popular.

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