First Limp Bizkit held nationwide auditions to replace guitarist Wes Borland, but apparently never settled on a winner. Now, Borland is holding auditions to find a vocalist for his post-Bizkit band Ea
First Limp Bizkit held nationwide auditions to replace guitarist Wes Borland, but apparently never settled on a winner. Now, Borland is holding auditions to find a vocalist for his post-Bizkit band Eat The Day. "We had originally planned on handling the vocal duties ourselves, but after much toil have decided that the quality of our voices does not match the quality of our music," Borland writes on the band's official Web site.
He says the band listened to "about 100 demos" and met with five vocalists but is now seeking to expand the search. Eat The Day will accept demos at P.O. Box #103, 1954 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz, Ca., 90027. MP3s can be E-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Borland cautions, "please only send in submissions if you are serious, and don't bother sending in any RAP because it will immediately be thrown into the garbage (except for the jewel case, which we will keep)."
In a clear indication that Eat The Day will have little in common with Limp Bizkit's thundering hip-hop/rock hybrid, Borland says, "we are looking more for a beautiful voice and NOT a Nu-Metallish type of vibe. Someone who is extremely dynamic. Someone who can sing as sweetly as Jeff Buckley and also scream bloody murder, but we are ready to be open minded to almost anything except for RAP."
As previously reported, Bizkit frontman Fred Durst in late May tried to persuade Borland to rejoin the group. Fans were asked to write Borland via his personal E-mail address, which Durst posted on Limp Bizkit's official Web site.
"I have to say that I immediately wanted to shut the account down, but ended up leaving it up for a while to see what kind of response I got," Borland said at the time. "Although I did not read the hundreds of E-mails themselves, I took time to browse over the subject titles. 75% or more of all the E-mails pleaded for me not to return. I was amazed. Thank you all for the support. You again have let me know that you agree with my decision."