Fred Durst rose to fame with Limp Bizkit, the rock group that formed in 1994 and hit it big in 1999 with the release of their sophomore album, "Significant Other." In 2000 — the same year they were nominated for two Grammys — the success of tracks like "My Generation" and "Take a Look Around" (the theme song from "Mission: Impossible 2") off their third studio album took their careers to the next level. In honor of Fred's 50th birthday on Aug. 20, 2020, Wonderwall.com is rounding up our favorite rockers of the '00s to find out what they're up to today!
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After finding fame as a rap-rock music star, Fred Durst transitioned into acting and filmmaking. He's stepped both in front of and behind the camera for various projects including the 2006 movie "Population 436," acting alongside Jeremy Sisto, and 2007's "The Education of Charlie Banks," which he directed. More recently, he wrote, directed and produced the 2019 John Travolta thriller "The Fanatic." Fred reunited with Limp Bizkit in 2009 and in 2011 released the album "Gold Cobra." He's also worked with other artists in different genres, appearing on an Insane Clown Posse cover album and collaborating with Lil Wayne, Birdman and Kevin Rudolf on the track "Champions" in 2012. Fred, who's been divorced three times, is a father of two: He had daughter Adriana with his first wife in 1990 and son Dallas with an ex girlfriend in 2001.
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You couldn't turn on the radio without hearing a Nickelback tune in the aughts. The Canadian band had the bestselling song of the decade with "How You Remind Me" and came in seventh on Billboard's albums of the decade chart. Ever wonder what lead singer Chad Kroeger is doing today? Let's find out…
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Nickelback released their most recent album in 2017, "Feed the Machine," and started teasing new music in August 2020. Aside from continuing to work with his band, frontman Chad Kroeger has produced music for other artists like Default and Bo Bice and has ventured out to do some solo work. Most notably, he was featured on Santana's 2002 song "Why Don't You & I." He also lent his voice to the "Spider-Man" theme song, "Hero," that same year and collaborated with country crooner Travis Tritt in 2007. Chad's also carved out a successful career writing for other artists including Daughtry and Tim McGraw. Chad married fellow Canadian singer Avril Lavigne in 2013 after the two started working on her fifth album together. They split in 2015.
The Killers provided some great rock songs in the '00s that have endured over time including "Mr. Brightside," "Somebody Told Me" and "Smile Like You Mean It" — all of which were featured on their 2004 album "Hot Fuss." It sold 7 million copies worldwide and received five Grammy nominations, making lead singer Brandon Flowers and the rest of the crew major players in the music business. Let's see where Brandon is today…
The Killers' sixth album, "Imploding the Mirage," comes out in August 2020. While continuing to make music with the band, frontman Brandon Flowers also made a name for himself outside of the group. He's released two solo albums in the last decade, "Flamingo" and "The Desired Effect," and has worked with artists like Avicii, New Order and Robbie Williams. The rocker has been married to Tana Mundkowsky since 2005. They live in Las Vegas with their three sons.
San Diego rock band blink-182 hit it big in the late '90s and saw their fame explode after they released 1999's "Enema of the State." The 2001 follow-up album "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket" helped solidify them as radio fixtures. Where are the guys today?
Mark Hoppus is still a member of blink-182 (he's seen here performing on "Good Morning America" with the group in July 2019). The bassist-singer continues to record and tour with his band while also working with other artists. He's produced for groups like New Found Glory and Motion City Soundtrack and dabbled in podcasting, a clothing line called Atticus and a shoe brand called Macbeth Footwear. He's been married to former MTV exec Skye Everly since 2000. The two share son Jack, who was born in 2002. Find out about the other guys next…
Guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge had a rocky road with blink-182 after they found mainstream success. He quit in 2005 and started the band Angels and Airwaves, though he later reunited with blink in 2009 and put another album out in 2011, "Neighborhoods." He then left again in 2015, but this time was permanently replaced (with Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba). He co-founded Atticus Clothing and Macbeth Footwear with bandmate Mark Hoppus and started a company called Modlife, which intended to help musicians monetize their portfolios, and Kanye West, the White Stripes and Pearl Jam were among the bands that took advantage of its services. Perhaps the most fascinating part of Tom's post-blink life is his website Strange Times, an endeavor devoted to discussing the existence of extraterrestrial life and paranormal activity. That helped inspire his 2013 children's book, "The Lonely Astronaut on Christmas Eve." More recently, he launched To The Stars Inc., which produced a series for the History Channel called "Unidentified: Inside America's UFO Investigation" in 2019. That same year, Tom filed to divorce Jennifer Jenkins, whom he wed in 2001. They share daughter Ava and son Jonas.
Drummer Travis Barker played with blink-182 on and off over the years. His ner-death experience in a plane crash sparked the group's 2009 reunion. Travis also produced music for other groups and even released a solo album, "Give the Drummer Some," in 2011 that featured Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Pharrell, Snoop Dogg and Kid Cudi among other big names. Like his bandmates, he also started a clothing company, Famous Stars and Straps, and also launched his own label, a division of Atlantic Records called LaSalle Records. Travis had a quick marriage to Melissa Kennedy in 2002 (it lasted nine months) before moving on with former Miss USA Shanna Moakler, whom he married in 2004. They had two kids: son Landon and daughter Alabama. The couple famously took part in a reality show, MTV's "Meet the Barkers," that ran from 2005 to 2006. The same year their reality show ended, Travis filed for divorce, but the couple reunited in 2007 before ultimately finalizing their divorce in 2008. Travis and Shanna would reunite again in 2009 for the final time before going their separate ways. Since then, Travis has been linked to stars like Rita Ora and Kourtney Kardashian but is currently unattached.
Papa Roach's 2000 album "Infest" — which featured their hit song "Last Resort" — was the 20th highest selling album that year. It went three-times platinum and even earned the group a Grammy nod for best new artist. So where is lead singer Jacoby Shaddix today?
Papa Roach is still alive and well! The band released 10th studio album "Who Do You Trust?" in 2019. Aside from maintaining his role as lead singer, Jacoby Shaddix has diversified his career by hosting MTV's "Scarred" in 2007 and launching his own clothing line, Lovers Are Lunatics. He's been married to wife Kelly since 1997; they share three sons — Makaile, Jagger and Brixton. He currently lives with his family in Sacramento, California.
2003's "Transatlanticism" catapulted Death Cab for Cutie to mainstream success. The album, which was actually the group's fourth, was a commercial and critical success and the follow up, 2005's "Plans," solidified their music-star status by going platinum and earning them a Grammy nomination for best alternative music album as well as a nod for best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals for "I Will Follow You Into the Dark." What's lead singer Ben Gibbard doing today?
Death Cab for Cutie continues to put out records! The most recent, "Thank You For Today," came out in 2018. Singer Ben Gibbard released a solo album, "Former Lives," in 2012, and has even dabbled in acting, enjoying a small role in 2009's "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men" alongside John Krasinski. More recently, he's kept busy amid the COVID-19 pandemic by livestreaming concerts from his home. He was married to actress-singer Zooey Deschanel from 2009 to 2011. He married Rachel Demy, a photographer and tour manager, in 2016.
Creed's album "Human Clay" was released in 1999 and helped music fans enter a new century with hits like "Higher" and "With Arms Wide Open," the latter of which won Creed a Grammy for best rock song. "Human Clay" became one of the most successful albums in U.S. history after selling 11.5 million copies domestically. Find out where lead singer Scott Stapp is now…
Scott Stapp has been a busy man since Creed hit it big. He was the singer in a band founded in 2011, Art of Anarchy, and put out three solo albums over the years. In the mid-2010s, he made headlines after enduring a devastating breakdown as he struggled with drug abuse and bipolar disorder. Thankfully, he's recovered and is now healthy, sober and coaching Little League. He's been married twice — first to Hillaree Burns, with whom he shares son Jagger. He then wed former Miss New York USA Jaclyn Nesheiwat in 2006. They share a daughter and two sons.
"All Killer No Filler" hit record store shelves in 2001. The debut album from Canadian pop-rock band Sum 41 included songs like "Fat Lip," "In Too Deep" and "Motivation" — all of which received major airplay as the album made its way to platinum-selling status in the States. Singer Deryck Whibley also made a name for himself in the '00s dating Paris Hilton in 2003. So where is the rocker now?
Sum 41 is still going strong! They released their seventh studio album, "Order in Decline," in 2019, and still tour often. Frontman Deryck Whibley has worked with other artists as well — he played guitar and did backing vocals on Tommy Lee's "Tommyland: The Ride" and Iggy Pop's "A Million in Prizes: The Anthology," both in 2005. In 2007, he produced "The Best Damn Thing" for then-wife Avril Lavigne and more recently co-wrote songs for 5 Seconds of Summer. Deryck and Avril split in 2009. He's been married to model Ariana Cooper — with whom he welcomed son Lydon Igby in 2020 — since 2015.
"The Young and the Hopeless" came out in 2002, launching Good Charlotte's career. The band's singles "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," "The Anthem" and "Girls & Boys" were all massive hits that helped the album go triple platinum. The band's vocalists, twins Benji Madden and Joel Madden, also gained more notoriety by dating famous faces. So what are the Madden twins up to now?
Benji Madden and Joel Madden still work side by side in Good Charlotte, which released their latest effort, "Generation Rx," in 2018. They also formed the pop-rock group The Madden Brothers in 2011 and released the single "We Are Done" in 2014. The brothers also started their own music company, MDDN, and served as coaches on "The Voice Australia" and "The Voice Kids Australia." They even launched an apparel line, MADE Clothing (now called DCMA Collection), with brother Josh. Benji's also written for other artists like Hilary Duff and 5 Seconds of Summer. Benji has dated stars like Australian singer-actress Sophie Monk, but the two split in 2008 — the same year he dated Paris Hilton. He's been married to Cameron Diaz since 2015 and they and have one child together, daughter Raddix. As for Joel Madden…
Like his twin, Joel Madden has stayed busy with Good Charlotte and The Madden Brothers and also appeared on "The Voice Australia" and "The Voice Kids Australia." He dated actress-singer Hilary Duff from 2004 to 2006 and shortly after their split moved on with Nicole Richie. The couple welcomed two children, daughter Harlow in 2008 and son Sparrow in 2009, and married in 2010.