LIMP BIZKIT FIND ‘DOPE’ NEW GUITARIST

Fred Durst is still not sure about the name of the band's new album though...

LIMP BIZKIT have confirmed their new guitarist is MIKE SMITH, the man unveiled at last month’s WWE WRESTLEMANIA performance.

The one-time Snot axeman replaced the body-painted Wes Borland who left the band to pursue his own project Eat The Day.

On the Limp Bizkit website, [url=]limpbizkit.com, frontman Fred Durst confirmed Smith as Borland’s replacement

He said: “Our new guitarist, Mike Smith, ripped hard, we’ve been working with him for a while, he’s dope.”

Durst has also given fans a brief insight into the much publicised new album, which is due for release on June 17.

He said: “The more the build-up continues, the more I realise how much depth this album has. It’s not one-dimensional like others I’m hearing in this genre. And it doesn’t sound like a pre-fabricated formula. It feels very honest and real to me. I’m sure you will feel the same. I’m getting excited.”

But he is still deliberating over the album’s title, which continues to change.

He said: “Wake up. The CD is not called ‘Bipolar’. It is called ‘Fetus More’ until I decide it shouldn’t be.”

At the Wrestlemania event, the band performed the classic Nu-Metal tune’Rollin” and a track called ‘Crackpipe’ from the new album.

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