Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst developing drama for the CW

Singer Fred Durst of the band Limp Bizkit, performing in 2009, is developing a one-hour music drama for the CW based on his life.
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Fred Durst is developing a one-hour music drama for the CW based on his life, according to TV guide.

“The Noise” will follow the rise of a young frontman in the 1990s who escapes a volatile home life and launches a successful band with a unique sound.

Sound familiar? Durst launched his nu-metal band Limp Bizkit in the mid-90s and exploded during the “Total Request Live” days thanks to smash hits such as “Break Stuff,” a cover of George Michael’s “Faith,” and “Nookie,” which has soundtracked countless drunken hookups.


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The drama is being developed through CBS TV Studios, with Durst serving as co-executive producer on a script written by Miles Field. Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum are executive producers.

This isn’t Durst’s first swing at a fictional series. In 2011 the rocker developed a sitcom called “Douchebag” with the Tannenbaums about an aging rock star balancing his celebrity and family life. The show never made it to the air, but a rough – and we do mean rough – sneak peek lives in a sad, dark corner of the Internet.

Durst has also directed films, helming 2007’s “The Education of Charlie Banks” and “The Longshots” in 2008.

And Limp Bizkit fans shouldn’t worry. The band is hard at work on a comeback album after securing a deal with Cash Money Records last year. A new album is expected to arrive in 2014, so dust off those fitted caps and stock up on black T-shirts and cargo shorts.