Wes Borland Admits He’s Afflicted with “Limp Bizkit AIDS”
Wes Borland has granted Metal Insider his first interview following last week’s PR blunder, in which he referred to Limp Bizkit and their peers as “over-the-hill” and called their fans “roided out tribal tattooed spray tanned Jell-O shot filled bohunks.” (Or, at least, his first interview of which I am aware. It’s not like I go out of my way to keep up-to-date on all things Wes Borland.) To the credit of the “guitar player,” he demonstrates a sense of humor about the whole thing, asserting that he’s not offended by the media’s coverage of the debacle because “It’s funny when you make a joke that also has truth in it.” Not so much to his credit, he still seems to be pretty full of it.
I’m speaking, specifically, of Borland’s answer as to why he returned to Limp Bizkit after quitting in 2001:
“People say, ‘You went back to Limp Bizkit because your other band failed.’ No, those things are not true. I went back to Limp Bizkit because it felt like I couldn’t get it out of my blood. I basically had Limp Bizkit AIDS and was infected. No matter what I did, that was me.”
Which sounds nice, but is a direct contradiction with what he told MTV right after he quit the band:
“Bells start going off, like, ‘This is what it feels like to sell out.’ I’m enjoying all the perks of [Limp Bizkit], but I feel my heart is going black, because this is not what I’m called to do. The little voice inside my head says, ‘You should be somewhere else. You should take the risk. You should let it go.’
“I think they’ll be better now that I’m gone. I think I held them back from being their best, because I was so against all the things that were going on.”
So if he left Limp Bizkit because he felt like was selling out and his “heart [was] going black,” and returned because “No matter what I did, that was me,” is he ostensibly saying that he’s a sellout with a black heart? These sentiments really do not align.
Really, the answer he gave Metal Insider would make much more sense if you just edit it so that it read like so:
“People say, ‘You went back to Limp Bizkit because your other band failed.’ I basically had Limp Bizkit AIDS and was infected. No matter what I did, that was me.”
In other words: “I couldn’t get the Bizkit stink off of me, so I’m stuck here.” Now that would make sense.
Read the entire Metal Insider interview here.
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