After enlisting the help of fans to appeal for the return of his ex-guitarist on Friday, Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst has now reported on the band’s official Web site that the plan to lure back Wes Borland has failed.
“I’m glad that you people read my news recently about Mr. Borland,” he said in a post on Monday (May 27). “He’s received your emails and has responded negatively, but that’s no reason to give up. He replied by saying that 75 percent of all his emails were telling him to never be with Limp Bizkit. I’m glad some of you feel that way, but we don’t, and we’re not fair-weather friends. We love Wes and have done so through our good and bad times.”
Borland left the band last October (allstar, Oct. 15, 2001), and despite an extensive nationwide search (allstar, Dec. 21, 2001), no replacement has been named. Although Durst did announce last week that the band has narrowed its search down to four finalists, he has not yet given up on Borland’s return.
“As for Mr Borland, he is very bitter at the moment and feels glad that you support his decision, and so he should,” Durst’s post continued. “We support him, too, but we know why we’re all here, and we want to extend open arms that will remain open forever.”