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Boise's Chocolate Starfish to Get a Limp Bizkit

Tuesday, May 21 at Knitting Factory


It's easy to forget that before Limp Bizkit's outspoken frontman Fred Durst became a walking punchline, the Jacksonville, Fla., band was known for a glowing-hot sound that blended heavy metal instrumentation with hip-hop lyricism.

The band hit it big with songs like "Nookie" and "Break Stuff," off 1999's Significant Other. The group's 2000 follow-up, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, propelled the band to worldwide success due to guitarist Wes Borland's frenetic picking and DJ Lethal's turntable acumen.

After a hiatus and numerous lineup changes, the band's original cast reunited in 2009, recorded a new album and has been touring since. While Stampede of the Disco Elephants still awaits a release date, the band dropped "Ready to Go" in March, featuring new Cash Money Records labelmate Lil Wayne.