Former Limp Bizkit Guitarist Compares Group To New Band

By | July 10, 2003 at 12:00 AM

While former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland thinks he will soon find a lead singer for his new outfit Eat The Day, Borland does not believe that his new band will ever be as big as Limp Bizkit.

Borland, who recently traveled to England in the ongoing search for a vocalist for Eat The Day, said in an interview in Kerrang! magazine that he has narrowed down the list to three potential frontmen.

According to Borland, the three candidates are all fantastic singers. The guitarist said, “My favorite singers are PJ Harvey, Fiona Apple, Trent Reznor, Maynard James Keenan, Perry Farrell, Mike Patton, so if we could get anyone who combines any of their qualities, they’d be perfect.” Borland plans to further audition the potential frontmen when they fly out to Los Angeles later this summer.

While Borland said that he has at least two albums worth of material for Eat The Day to record, he does not think the new band will reach the levels of success that he witnessed while playing in Limp Bizkit. In the interview, Borland was fairly critical of the large-scale success he once saw. He said, “Eat The Day won’t be anywhere near as big as Limp Bizkit, but that’s not the point,” said Boreland. I’d rather scale down, go back to clubs and not have millions of people who I don’t know around me all the time.”

Limp Bizkit and Borland parted ways in 2001, and neither band has yet to release an album since then. Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has tapped Mike Smith as the group’s new guitarist. The band is re-writing its next album, which should hit stores the first week in September and will feature a track with Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo.

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