Bizkit Boys Face Off in Blog Showdown
Wed, 12 Apr 2006 17:28:28
Like Axl and Slash before them, the two most public faces of Limp Bizkit -- frontman Fred Durst and guitarist Wes Borland -- have burned their bridges with one another. The infighting began when Borland left and then rejoined Limp, but really escalated recently when Borland proclaimed that the band's hiatus might, in fact, be permanent.
But for all the band's tattooed, tough-guy facade, the battle -- waged largely in the blogosphere -- has had a weirdly touchy-feely, Dr. Phil vibe to it. First, Durst confessed that the Bizkit was broken-hearted by Borland's on-again, off-again ways -- and that the band didn't keep Borland apprised of their future plans because he had broken the circle of trust. Durst also accused Borland of gold digging -- taking every penny he could get from the band while publicly claiming to be afraid that the band was selling out.
Meanwhile, in his blog, Borland was apologizing to fans for subjecting them to the band's dirty laundry. He also wrote to Durst, "Just because I can't work with you doesn't mean I should want to work against you. But I have that impulse because we have a lot of unresolved issues that will probably never be resolved because we can't talk about them without getting angry at each other."
Borland also confessed to drowning his emotional turmoil in Girl Scout cookies. That's Girl Scout cookies, not Girl Scouts. This is the guy who played those thundering guitar riffs on Three Dollar Bill Y'all?
Despite all the squabbling, Durst announced his plans to dedicate the forthcoming Unquestionable Truth (Part 2) to Borland, and asked his friend to "please, find it in your heart to give it a listen." The album is reportedly meant to mark a return to the band's heavier side -- though it remains to be seen whether the band will still have a heavy side after all this heartfelt emotional processing in cyberspace.
-- The ARTISTdirect Staff