Borland on Bizkit Reunion: No Thanks!
While Fred Durst and ‘90s nu metal kings Limp Bizkit are reportedly preparing for a much-anticipated reunion/comeback project, original LB guitarist Wes Borland, who now fronts his own industrial rock-oriented outfit, Black Light Burns, says Fred Durst and his former band mates will have to do it without him.
"I have no plans on working with Limp again," Borland told Michigan news source mlive.com. "It's better for me for sure. I'm having a great time doing (Black Light Burns)." Borland also spent much of last year on the road with Marilyn Manson’s tour band.
The California-based musician is already back in the studio working on a new project, even as he takes time to promote Cover Your Heart & The Anvil Pants Odyssey, his upcomingcollection of covers and “reinterpretations” that features sources as diverse as Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf,” “P. J. Harvey’s “Rid of Me” and Sisters of Mercy’s “Lucretia My Reflection.”
“It was probably the most fun I've ever had making a record,” Borland effused. "Some of them are more similar to the original. We didn't change that much. And some of them are way different and those were the most fun – adding new parts and taking parts out and try to change them so it would sound like we wrote them in a way."
Wes also notes Black Light Burns gives him much more freedom to express his musical instincts than did Limp Bizkit.
"I can write a song and know what it's about and tailor the music about the intensity of the vocals. It all makes sense together, instead of random lyrics on top of music that sounds cool. It makes more sense."