MARILYN MANSON & METALSUCKS AGREE: WES BORLAND IS A HYPOCRITE TOOL BAG
To review: last year Wes Borland joined Marilyn Manson. This seemed a little odd because while Manson and Borland both like to play dress-up, Manson is a known Limp Bizkit hater – a fact which Manson explained away at the time by claiming that Borland “used to be in a really terrible band that he left because he felt that it was a destructive force in art.”
Of course, this little marriage didn’t last very long because Borland went running back to Bizkit, thus making Manson look like a fool or, at best, pretty naieve.
So, of course, Manson being the God of Shit Talkers, he has now lashed out at Borland in Kerrang:
“We almost made the mistake of having Wes play guitar but he re-joined Limp Bizkit,” Manson explains. “That move forever eradicated my feelings on his choices in life as an artist.”
When asked why he thinks Borland went back to his old band, Manson said: “That is what I find myself asking when I urinate sometimes. He said he would never go back. If the reason is money, then I’d rather roll up a 5 note and shove it up my urethra. I’d rather set my dick on fire than join something that I hated.”
And Kerrang, being the dilligent rock journalists that they are, immediately ran out and got Borland’s retort:
“I wrote nine songs to be submitted to the Manson record and none of them made it. I was really in hired gun land there, but was sort of being told that I wasn’t. So when I figured that whole thing out, I knew I was never going to get an inch into that band.
“I love Manson,” he added. “He’s definitely one of the wildest personalities I’ve ever been around and one of the smartest people I’ve ever met but it’s the Marilyn Manson show over there – Limp Bizkit is more of a band.”
Borland’s response is actually very well mannered, and I might even sympathize with the dude – surely it is more fun to be a in band where you get to be a contributor than just a “hired gun” – if not for the fact that he’s a fucking liar who denied he was re-joining Limp Bizkit a mere week before reuniting with the nu-rap act. The concept that it’s better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven kinda loses all meaning when you spent the last few years telling anyone who would listen that you had no desire to ever be associated with Hell again, ever, under any circumstances.
I still have no friggin’ clue who the new guitar player for Manson is – if it were up to me, they’d either re-hire Tim Skold as a guitarist or do whatever it takes to bring Zim Zum back – but I expect Borland to be the lastest guitar player in Guns N’ Roses by this time next year. And if he thought being a hired gun for Manson was bad, he should try being a hired Gunner for a change.