Durst performing in 2021
Durst at the premiere of Baby Mama at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival
Durst with Limp Bizkit at Sonisphere 2011
Durst performing in 2013

Limp Bizkit developed a cult following in the underground music scene when its covers of George Michael's "Faith" and Paula Abdul's "Straight Up" began to attract curious concertgoers.

- Fred Durst

"I love George Michael and decided to cover 'Faith' for fun. We like to do really aggressive versions of cheesy pop hits," lead singer Fred Durst told Billboard.

- Faith (George Michael song)

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Limp Bizkit

American rap rock band from Jacksonville, Florida.

Limp Bizkit performing at Festival of the Lakes 2021
John Otto studied jazz drumming and played in local avant garde bands before joining Limp Bizkit.
Following the release of Three Dollar Bill, Yall, vocalist Fred Durst was appointed senior vice president of A&R at Interscope
Beginning with Significant Other (1999), DJ Lethal expanded his role as sound designer for the band.
Borland, Otto (background) and Durst performing live
Limp Bizkit performing at Hellfest in 2015
Fred Durst and Wes Borland performing at KROQ Weenie Roast 2019
DJ Lethal and Fred Durst performing at Quebec Agora Fest 2019
Guitarist Wes Borland is known for his visual performance style, and often performs wearing costumes or body paint.

Its lineup consists of Fred Durst (lead vocals), Sam Rivers (bass, backing vocals), John Otto (drums, percussion), DJ Lethal (turntables), and Wes Borland (guitars, vocals).

Attracting crowds by word of mouth, the band gave energetic live performances, covering George Michael's "Faith" and Paula Abdul's "Straight Up", and featuring Borland in bizarre costumes.

Wes Borland

American rock musician.

Borland performing with Limp Bizkit in 2021
Borland as the frontman for Black Light Burns in 2009
Borland performing with Limp Bizkit at Quebec Agora Fest 2019
Borland is known for his visual performance style, and often performs wearing costumes or body paint.

Borland joined Limp Bizkit, a band formed by Fred Durst, Sam Rivers and John Otto.

The band attracted crowds by word of mouth and covering George Michael's "Faith" and Paula Abdul's "Straight Up"; the band also gave energetic live performances in which Borland appeared in bizarre costumes.

Three Dollar Bill, Y'all

Debut studio album by American rap rock band Limp Bizkit, released on July 1, 1997 by Flip and Interscope Records.

It established the band's trademark sound with the singles "Counterfeit", which was influenced by hip hop and heavy metal, and "Faith", a cover of the song of the same name by George Michael.

Fred Durst's problems with his girlfriend inspired him to write the song "Sour".

George Michael

English singer, songwriter and record producer.

Michael in 2011
Michael (left) and Andrew Ridgeley as Wham!, c. 1984–1985
Michael performed at Live Aid at the old Wembley Stadium (exterior pictured) on 13 July 1985, and Wham! played their last concert, The Final, at the same venue on 28 June 1986.
Michael onstage during The Faith Tour in 1988
Garth Brooks and Michael at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, 29 April 2000
Michael performing in Antwerp, Belgium, 2006
Michael onstage in Munich, 2006
Michael performing "Outside" at the Olympic Stadium, Athens in 2007
5, The Grove, Michael's home in Highgate, north London, is a grade II listed building.
Grave of Michael alongside his mother and sister in Highgate Cemetery
Unofficial memorial garden outside Michael's home in Highgate, 29 July 2017
Elton John performing a tribute to Michael at Twickenham, London, in June 2017

Globally it sold 25 million copies, and four singles from the album—"Faith", "Father Figure", "One More Try", and "Monkey"—reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Faith (George Michael album)

Debut solo studio album by the English singer George Michael, released on 30 October 1987 by Columbia Records and Epic Records.

Michael during a Faith Tour concert in 1988. The album propelled him to solo stardom and one of the most successful English acts of the 1980s.

Faith spawned four number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100: "Faith", "Father Figure", "One More Try", and "Monkey", making Michael the only British male solo artist to have four number one hits from one album on the Billboard Hot 100.

You Win Again (Bee Gees song)

1987 song written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb and performed by the Bee Gees.

UK 12" vinyl

It took just four weeks to reach number one, where it remained for four weeks, thus preventing George Michael's single "Faith" from reaching the top spot.

Freedom (Wham! song)

Hit song by British pop duo Wham!.

Artwork for the U.K. 7-inch single and continental European release

The melody of the song's chorus was used by George Michael as an introduction to his song, "Faith", played on a church organ.

Bo Diddley beat

Syncopated musical rhythm that is widely used in rock and roll and pop music.

Bo Diddley beat takes its name from Bo Diddley and his eponymous song
Bo Diddley beat.

"Faith" by George Michael (1987)

Significant Other (album)

Second studio album by American rap rock band Limp Bizkit, released on June 22, 1999 by Flip and Interscope Records.

Following the radio success of the band's cover of George Michael's "Faith", the band was determined to record the follow-up to their first album in order to show that they weren't a "Korn ripoff" or a cover band; the band began writing an album which dealt with issues deriving from their newfound fame.

Fred Durst's breakup with his girlfriend inspired the songs "Nookie" and "Re-Arranged".

Primus (band)

American rock band formed in El Sobrante, California in 1984.

Primus performing in 2014 (with Danny Carey on drums)
Claypool, Mantia and LaLonde in 1998
Primus in 2008.
Lane performing at the 2011 Soundwave festival

Antipop was released in 1999, and featured production and guest appearances from James Hetfield of Metallica, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Matt Stone, one of the creators of South Park, Stewart Copeland of The Police, Jim Martin of Faith No More, and Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit.