Fred Durst promises to "comb the globe" to find a replacement for Wes Borland...

LIMP BIZKIT vocalist FRED DURST has promised to “comb the globe” to find the replacement for guitarist WES BORLAND.

As reported over the weekend on NME.COM, Borland quit the group, with a statement on the group’s official website, www.limpbizkit.com, revealing both parties plan to “continue to pursue their respective musical careers.”

Now, in a new letter to fans, Durst claims that the guitarist’s departure will be an opportunity to “take our song writing to a whole new level”.

He wrote: “You know Wes has decided to leave Limp Bizkit and I know you’re wondering what’s gonna happen from here. Well, the first thing that’s gonna happen is we’re going to comb the globe in search of the illist guitar player known to man.

“Then we’re gonna take this illist guitar player known to man and were gonna finish writing the sickest new undeniable Limp Bizkit record you could ever imagine. Wes was a big part of the Limp Bizkit you’re used to, but his decision to leave has left us in a place where we know the best of Limp Bizkit is yet to come.

“Lethal, John, Sam and I are gonna take this as an opportunity to take our song writing to a whole new level. At the end of the day it’s all about the music and the music is all were about.

“Life is unpredictable and though were shocked, we’re not discouraged. As the world turns, so does Limp Bizkit. Thank you so much for sticking with us through thick and thin. We’ve never let you down and were not gonna start now. Keep the faith and join us on this journey to the next level.”

Limp Bizkit will still release their planned remix album in December. But it is unclear who will play guitar on the band’s next studio album.

Borland, who usually wears face and body paint when playing with the band, released a solo album in February under the name Big Dumb Face. He had been with Limp Bizkit since the band was formed in Jacksonville, Florida by frontman Fred Durst in 1994.

Borland has previously spent time away from the group, only to re-join later.