WES GOES HIS WAY

Despite pleas from frontman Fred Durst, the guitar hero is not returning...

Ex-LIMP BIZKIT guitarist WES BORLAND has told FRED DURST he won’t rejoin the band – despite appeals from the singer for him to come back.

The band have been without a guitarist since Borland walked out in October last year to form Eat The Day. Following that, the remaining members of the group hosted a series of open auditions across the US, giving hopefuls the opportunity to try out.

However, no replacement was ever announced, sparking rumours the band could not find a replacement suitable. Recently writing on the band’s official website, www.limpbizkit.com, Durst requested fans e-mail Borland asking him to come back to the group.

Yesterday (May 28), Durst revealed his plan has not worked.

He wrote: “I’m glad that you people read my news recently about Mr Borland. He’s received your emails and has responded negatively, but that’s no reason to give up. He replied by saying that 75% of all his emails were telling him to never be with Limp Bizkit. I’m glad some of you feel that way, but we don’t and we’re not fair weather friends. We love Wes and have done so through our good and bad times…

“The fact that we are all different is what makes our chemistry so good. We learn from each other’s mistakes. We don’t need justification for reasons. We’re very happy to be alive and would be happier sharing our lives with our family. Our core family…as for Mr Borland, he is very bitter at the moment and feels glad that you support his decision and so he should. We support him too, but we know why we’re all here and we want to extend open arms that will remain open forever. We want to grow and reinvent for ourselves and we will always WANT to do it with our real family.”

Borland confirmed this on the Eat The Day website. He said:”As many of you know my e-mail was recently posted on another site, and the person who posted it asked everyone to tell me to come back to my former band. I have to say that I immediately wanted to shut the account down, but ended up leaving it up for a while to see what kind of response I got. Although I did not read the hundreds of e-mails themselves, I took time to browse over the subject titles. 75% or more of all the e-mails pleaded for me not to return. I was amazed. Thank you all for the support. You again have let me know that you agree with my decision.”

Limp Bizkit have been working on new material in LA, and Durst has been playing guitar on some of the band’s demos.