Bizkit Plans 'Fan Parties,' Guitarist Auditions
In the wake of last week's exit of founding guitarist Wes Borland, Limp Bizkit is planning to hit the road for a series of guitarist auditions and fan parties. "It's just a great chance for us to be wIn the wake of last week's exit of founding guitarist Wes Borland, Limp Bizkit is planning to hit the road for a series of guitarist auditions and fan parties. "It's just a great chance for us to be with our fans," bandleader Fred Durst said in a statement. "We could be at a club, at your house, at the mall, at your high school, who knows?"
Tentatively set to begin in late November, the tour will hit eight to 14 cities, with the band hoping to visit Boston, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Exact details will be posted on Limp Bizkit's official Web site.
Each stop along the way will allow for auditions of guitarists who wish to vie for Borland's spot in the band. "All I have to say is if you got it... bring it on," Durst adds.
"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," Durst says in a note posted yesterday (Oct. 15) in the news section of the Web site. "[DJ] Lethal, John [Otto], Sam [Rivers], 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."
While a new album will be some time off due to the band's guitarist search, "New Old Songs," an album of remixed Limp Bizkit songs, will be released Dec. 4 via Interscope. Originally dubbed "Limp Remizkit" by Durst, the album features remixes by the Neptunes, Timbaland, P. Diddy, DJ Premier, Butch Vig, DJ Lethal, and William Orbit, with guest appearances by Xzibit, Everlast, Eve, 8-Ball, Bubba Sparxxx, and E-40.