Numetal band Limp Bizkit released their third studio album, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, on October 17th, 2000. The album went on to become the fastest-selling rock album of all time. Even crazier, it’s the 17th fastest-selling album ever—regardless of genre.
To celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the release, fans online are reminiscing about the album. Many took to X (formerly Twitter) to share some of their favorite songs and memories.
Greatest pump up/pre competition album ever. Blasting this before 2 hrs of team building paintball is forever a great memory— craig maz (@CraigMaz1) October 17, 2023
Chocolate Starfish featured a handful of hit singles, including “Rollin,” “My Way,” and “Take a Look Around.” The music video for “Rollin,” which won an MTV Video Music Award on September 6th, 2001, featured the band performing on top of the World Trade Center.
The band actually received a letter from the World Trade Center thanking them for the video. The letter was mailed just one day prior to the 9/11 attacks.
The World Trade Center mailed Limp Bizkit a letter dated September 10, 2001, thanking them for featuring the Twin Towers in the music video for "Rollin'" https://t.co/hGTfIaIDlU— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) October 17, 2023
Limp Bizkit’s “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water” Was Huge in the World of WWE
In the early 2000s, Limp Bizkit and the WWE had a close working relationship. WWE would go on to use a few Limp Bizkit songs as WWE pay-per-view themes. And while it wasn’t his best entrance theme, The Undertaker even rode to the ring on a motorcycle to “Rollin”.
At one point, Fred Durst was even in a WWE video game—WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It on the PlayStation 2.
Perhaps what wrestling fans remember most is WWE’s use of “My Way” as the theme song for WrestleMania 17. The pre-match video package for Steve Austin versus The Rock, which features the song, is considered by many to be the best the WWE ever made.
"My Way" by Limp Bizkit as featured in 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin vs The Rock Wrestlemania X-Seven promo package (2001) pic.twitter.com/wUcFlUHG7q— crazy ass moments in nu metal history (@numetal_moment) October 17, 2023
From being a staple in the world of WWE to their infamous Woodstock 99 performance, Limp Bizkit left a massive legacy—despite their short run in the mainstream spotlight. There’s no doubt that their sound helped shape the late 90s/early 2000s culture that so many love and remember fondly.
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