Fred Durst is furious at criticism over the band's conduct when viewing potential replacements for guitarist Wes Borland...

Limp Bizkit have completed their tour to find a replacement for guitarist WES BORLAND, with FRED DURST lashing out at auditionees who criticised the way the events were organised.

Borland walked out on Limp Bizkit last year, and the remaining members of the group announced they would tour the US holding open auditions to find his replacement. Those auditions ended in Los Angeles on Monday (February 11).

Since the auditions started in mid-January, a number of fans have criticised the process, complaining that they only had 60 seconds to display their talents, and that they had to sign a disclaimer so the band could use their likeness in the future.

Now, In a damming posting on the band’s official website www.limpbizkit.com, Durst has hit back, saying that anyone who complains about the audition “simply and plainly 100% sucked”, and that they could only allow a small amount of time because of the number of fans trying out for the group.

He wrote: “I want you to listen and listen close. That includes every piece-of-shit talking shit and every hater talking shit. This is specifically written for you in all honesty. Everything we, Limp Bizkit, do is motivated and driven by our love for our fans and love for what we do. All these fucking ‘he said – she said’ bullshit rumours about what’s going on with the guitar search are horseshit. Anyone who is mad about their experience trying out for Limp Bizkit at guitar center simply and plainly 100% sucked!!

“There are a lot of people waiting to audition each day and when they come in the room to play guitar they get up to 60 seconds to give us a sample of what it is they do and what they’re about. If at any time during the 60 seconds they are interrupted, or asked to stop, then that is their (read between the lines) answer to how ‘not the right vibe’ they are for anything pertaining to Limp Bizkit or any project Limp Bizkit is working on. But if they were asked to continue playing or asked to play with the band later that evening, which has been over 20 people on the whole tour, then there was something that was interesting enough to spark our curiosity.

“People who are auditioning are asked to sign a release so their images and likenesses can be used in any documentary that Limp Bizkit would like to make. In no way whatsoever would Limp Bizkit ever steal or take anything from anyone on this planet! And remember the only person who watches a thief is a thief. We did not record any of the preauditions. Not one.

“Fuck you haters. To everyone else, I can’t wait to get back online and into the chat. Things are looking very positive for Limp Bizkit – you’ll be proud and surprised at what’s coming your way. Oh yeah… one more thing…fuck you again haters. “

The group are yet to announce a new guitarist.