And it would help if they came from Japan...

LIMP BIZKIT are planning to recruit a Japanese guitarist for their upcoming world tour.

The nu-metallers, who recently introduced fans to Wes Borland’s replacement – former Snot axe man Mike Smith – want to have a second guitarist for the trek, which will come in support of their eagerly awaited new album.

Last year the band embarked upon a long search round the USA to find a replacement for Borland. Thousands of hopefuls auditioned for the role but the group could not find anyone suitable.

Now Limp Bizkit want to extend the search according to an online statement from the band which reads: “LB is looking to have 2 great guitar players on their world tour for their upcoming album, and they would like it if one talented player came from Japan.”

Frontman Fred Durst has posted a video message on the band’s official Japanese site, [url=]

He said: “We’re looking for a guitar player. If you think you got the chops, we need you. And it would definitely be cool if our guitar player was from Japan. Ooooh.”

According to the site, Limp Bizkit‘s next album has been given yet another title. After ‘Lessismore’ and ‘Bipolar’ it’s now claimed the record is called ‘The Search For Teddy Swoes’ , and will be released in Japan on May 28. The record is scheduled for release in the UK and US in June.

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