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Fred Durst

Fred Durst with Limp Bizkit 2013
Background information
Birth name William Frederick Durst
Born (1970-08-20) August 20, 1970 (age 46)
Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
Origin Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Genres Nu metal, rap metal, rap rock
Occupation(s) Rapper, singer, songwriter, musician, producer, artist, actor, film director, tattoo artist
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1993–present
Labels Shrapnel
Associated acts Limp Bizkit, Method Man, Korn, Kevin Rudolf, Soulfly, Three Days Grace

I do think that some bands seem to be dabbling in the rock-hip-hop world and are not necessarily serious about it.
Fred Durst
I'm always looking for new talent.
I'm a sensitive guy; I respond to things that make my eyes well up a little bit, or make me root for people. I find the human condition interesting.
Fred Durst
One of the things that was confusing about Limp Bizkit to some people is that our tastes were very different.
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I am not a hater.
I made a lot mistakes that I'm grateful for, because I won't make them again and I won't let my artists make them, or I'll tell them, 'Don't do this.' A lot of them still make them anyway, but you can't be told things when you're doing your own thing.
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I'm obsessed by film. I'm obsessed with music and producing and making things happen.
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I want to clear my mind a little bit and give my mind a little bit of time to breathe so I can pinpoint or at least nail down feelings I'm having and that I've had for the last however long. I need to nail them down long enough to actually write about and elaborate on them.
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I want to make timeless movies.
I have always been Fred Durst and I've always been me.
My life. The life I'm living that's where all my inspiration comes from. Real life experiences.
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Sometimes it's about less is more. It's about the seed. Thinking about this gigantic tree that you think is so beautiful but it started with this just seed.
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I'm my own salesman. I can't let anybody do anything for me.
I don't fight people for fun.
I was a kid who got picked on in school, and now the guys beating up those kids were wearing red caps and using my music to fuel that aggression. But if they listen to the lyrics, the aggression is targeted at them.
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Once you get in a position where your rent is taken care of and you do have a job, you really get to deal with yourself and really become one with yourself. And you wake to your mind every day. That's your best friend and your worst enemy – your own brain.
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I'm a romantic guy.
There's an insecure part of me that comes out of me, I get nervous. I don't know why, I wish I could overcome it because it gives me an anxiety feeling.
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I've been around golf my whole life. My father did it all the time, and I resented him for it. But a couple years ago I picked up a golf club and I understood the physics of it. If anyone knows anything about golf, it's that once you hit a few shots, you'll become addicted.
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Prague is a dark place.
I didn't want to do a throwaway, mindless movie with fart jokes just to make 6-year-olds laugh. I want to provide my children with some substance.
Fred Durst
I don't think my name would necessarily draw people to come see the movie. It might hurt the movie, honestly.
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You know, in my music career there was a moment where the irony was just so heavy. There were people in my audience that were the reason I developed neuroses. These people that tortured my life were using my art, my poetry, as fuel for them, to torture other people.
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Directing a film is a lot of work.
Being in front of all these people staring at you and it helps you to dig down and become more emotional and get lost in it as you're feeding on people's energy.
Fred Durst
I don't hate technology, I don't hate hackers, because that's just what comes with it, without those hackers we wouldn't solve the problems we need to solve, especially security.
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I love finding EPs for bands that you just discover.
I won't deny a song or a melody. I can't deny it.
Prague is a dark place.
There's some people who are not understanding what Limp Bizkit is about. But, then again, who am I to tell people what they can use art for or how they can interpret it?
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Sometimes you feel like it's cursed when something takes so long to come out and you don't know if it's going to really come out.
Fred Durst
I'm OCD beyond comparison.
When you say something is very different to a core base that expects heavy music from you or very aggressive music, everybody tends to go, 'Oh, they're gonna get mellow, they're gonna get soft.'
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When I look back on my knee-jerk reactions now, I realize I should have just taken a breath.
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I'm in touch with the social networks and stuff.
As much as I want to go out and tour every single day and I'm ready to rip it right now, there's five people in the band, there's five people who've evolved and grown and there's five people who have to get on the same page and want the same things, and it takes a lot to tour.
Fred Durst
Emotionally, I was affected a lot by Rage Against the Machine, not specifically the literal intention of the words or what it was about, but the feel, the sound, those phrases that got me.
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I'm an actor's director.
There's definitely an obstacle in developing a brand for yourself that people can rely on when you're so eclectic.
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I love electronic music, and I love drum and bass.
I love collaborating.
I think they'd rather us follow our hearts and I hope that's what some people will understand.
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When you're a kid, you see your parents reading the newspaper and you're like, 'God, why are they reading the newspaper?' When you're young, you're not reading the newspaper. But there comes a time in your life when the newspaper's cool.
Fred Durst
People evolve and grow, and life is fascinating and fun and tragic.
I was a kid who got picked on in school and got beat up by popular, athletic soccer-type people.
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When Wes came back to Limp Bizkit, we really wanted to do something different. We wanted to make a core record that we didn't care who liked or who disliked.
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When I go to shows, I'm really looking forward to hearing the songs I know. I don't like it when a band tries to expose me to new stuff.
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I'm an actor's director. I love it when talented actors can bring characters to life.
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Sometimes I feel like I used to be a person that liked to express himself a lot and put my feelings out there.
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It's amazing how, over time, a person's perspective can be altered.
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I've always wanted to make movies.
I loved the Cure and Bauhaus and the Smiths. The people in my town weren't privy to that kind of music and I got abused. I discovered the microphone to get out some of that angst.
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My Web site, everything I write in there is from me.
It's not about how much movement you do, how much interaction there is, it just reeks of credibility if it's real. If it's contrived, it seems to work for a while for the people who can't filter out the real and unreal.
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If you wanna know how not secure you are, just take a look around. Nothing's secure. Nothing's safe. I don't hate technology, I don't hate hackers, because that's just what comes with it, without those hackers we wouldn't solve the problems we need to solve, especially security.
Fred Durst
Everybody loves the underdog, and then they take an underdog and make him a hero and they hate him. But as long as they can knock you back down, it seems like if you're an underdog again, and things do surface, and they think this is real, 'these guys' intentions are genuine and sincere,' it seems like they will embrace you again.
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When life was worrying about a car payment or a rent payment and a bill, you're so consumed with that, you really don't have time to know yourself. That's surviving and getting by.
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And touring is difficult when everybody's heads aren't in the same place.
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I wouldn't support Limp Bizkit being on some snuff backyard brawling, fighting contest.
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Anybody who wears their feelings on their sleeve and has a harder, crusty shell – like I do – is definitely protecting an inner sensitivity.
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I'm a real director.
I stopped predicting the future a long time ago.
Directing a movie is serious, it's not a joke.
I love it when talented actors can bring characters to life. Anybody who wears their feelings on their sleeve and has a harder, crusty shell – like I do – is definitely protecting an inner sensitivity.
Fred Durst
For someone in my position, there's opportunities to be anything you want to be, even if you shouldn't be eligible, and I think that's left a bad taste in a lots of financers' and studios' mouths. Just cause someone's popular at one thing, letting them do the other isn't always the right thing.
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When you reminisce aren't the times that someone's forcing you to reminisce. You reminisce other times in your life.
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I usually find several ways to express myself: different moods, different days, different voices, different things, 'I'm lighthearted today, I'm gonna do this.'
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I'm a sentimental guy.
To walk around with an ego is a bad thing. To have confidence in yourself is a great thing.
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I love jazz music and sad music. I'm a sentimental guy. I'm a romantic guy.
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That's your best friend and your worst enemy - your own brain.
I'm 38 years old and Limp Bizkit is just something I do. If I was a painter, it would just be a type of painting I make.
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I'm definitely on the incline to a peak.
I think ever since I was preteen I wanted to direct movies and tell stories.
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I'm the same guy at that podium preaching to the people on every single song. I'm not doing a dance for you on another song. It's all a direct assault.
Fred Durst
Our music has always been instant reactive and I guess taking our time to absorb things and say what you really want to say could be much more offensive than anything we've ever done.
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