27 Facts About Fatboy Slim


Fatboy Slim then played in Freak Power, Pizzaman, and the Mighty Dub Katz with moderate success.


In 1996, Cook adopted the name Fatboy Slim and released Better Living Through Chemistry to critical acclaim.


Fatboy Slim has been responsible for successful remixes for Cornershop, the Beastie Boys, A Tribe Called Quest, Dylan Strazar, Groove Armada, and Wildchild.


Fatboy Slim played drums in Disque Attack, a British new wave-influenced rock band.


Fatboy Slim had begun DJing some years before, but it was at this time that he began to develop his skills in the thriving Brighton club scene, regularly appearing at the Brighton Belle and student favourite The Basement, where he began laying the base for Brighton's hip-hop scene.


Fatboy Slim started working with young studio engineer Simon Thornton, with whom he continues to make records.


In 2000, Fatboy Slim released his third studio album Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars and featured two collaborations with Macy Gray and the track "Weapon of Choice", which was made into an award-winning music video starring Christopher Walken.


At the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, Fatboy Slim won six awards for "Weapon of Choice", the most awards at the ceremony.


Fatboy Slim returned as Fatboy Slim when performing at Ultra Music Festival in Miami in March 2012.


In 2017, Fatboy Slim returned with his single "Where U Iz", released on 3 March.


On 13 July 2002, Fatboy Slim played at the second of his free open-air concerts on Brighton Beach, the Big Beach Boutique II.


In June 2005, Fatboy Slim filled the Friday night headline slot on the "Other Stage" at the Glastonbury Festival.


In 2006, Fatboy Slim filled the Saturday headline slot at the Global Gathering festival at Long Marston Airfield in the English Midlands.


Fatboy Slim played a two-hour set, appearing in front of a visual stage set comprising video screens and 3D lighting.


In 2008, Fatboy Slim played at the Glastonbury Festival again and headlined the O2 Wireless Festival and Rockness Festival.


Also in 2008, Fatboy Slim closed out the famed "Sahara" tent on Friday of the Coachella Valley Music Festival.


Fatboy Slim's introduction included a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opening that has been called by many one of the most memorable Sahara performances ever.


In 2010, Fatboy Slim headlined the east dance at Glastonbury Festival.


On 25 September 2011, Fatboy Slim headlined the Terrace at Ibiza's famed Space Nightclub's We Love Sundays closing party.


On Saturday, 24 March 2012, Fatboy Slim performed a live DJ set on the main stage at Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida.


Fatboy Slim performed his famous remix of "The Rockafeller Skank" at the closing ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics on top of a giant inflatable octopus, which emerged from the top of a party bus.


In 2013, Fatboy Slim played at Ultra Music Festival, Wavefront Music Festival, Exit Festival, Bestival, and Glastonbury Festival.


On 6 March 2013, Fatboy Slim played at the House of Commons in Westminster, London.


In May 2014, Fatboy Slim played Coachella for a second time, again on the Sahara stage.


Fatboy Slim was joined by Carl Cox, Eats Everything, and others.


Fatboy Slim married TV personality Zoe Ball in 1999 at Babington House in Somerset.


Fatboy Slim appears as himself in the 2019 satire film Greed.