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Where Are They Now? 1999's Biggest Pop Acts

Find out what New Radicals, Lou Bega, Backstreet Boys, Limp Bizkit and more are up to these days
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Limp Bizkit

Then: Limp Bizkit burst on to the scene with an aggro rap-metal cover of George Michael's "Faith" in 1998, but they proved they could write their own hits with 1999's massive singles "Nookie" and "Break Stuff." Many saw their megasuccess as a sign of the apocalypse, but for legions of high-school boys with rage issues, they were rock gods.

 Now: Things started to go downhill for Limp Bizkit when some people blamed them for the riots at Woodstock 1999; by 2004, when the band went on hiatus, the public had mostly stopped caring about them at all. But their story might not be over yet: Earlier this year, Limp Bizkit signed with rap institution Cash Money Records, making them Lil Wayne's labelmates, and they're reportedly working on a comeback record. Guitarist Wes Borland, who's left and rejoined the band an absurd number of times, is currently back in the fold. In the meantime, frontman Fred Durst has launched a surprising second career as a director, winning positive reviews for 2007's The Education of Charlie Banks.

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