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Wes Borland

My name is Wes Borland and after an 8-year stint playing in Black Flag and for my own bands in the 90s, I started working in advertising in 2002. Earlier this year, I started a company called BizCrafty that helps entrepreneurs and marketers create and execute marketing plans in a week or less.

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Find sources: "Wes Borland" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR Louden Borland is an American rock musician. He is best known as the current guitarist and backing vocalist of the rap metal band Limp Bizkit, the lead vocalist and guitarist of the alternative and industrial rock band Black Light Burns, and the co-founder of experimental metal band Big Dumb Face. (Source:en.wikipedia.org eHe gained popularity when Limp Bizkit achieved mainstream success in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He formed Big Dumb Face with his brother Scott in 1998 and left Limp Bizkit in 2001 to start side projects including Eat the Day and The Damning Well. After rejoining Limp Bizkit in 2004, Borland founded Black Light Burns, with whom he has released three studio albums and a covers album. Limp Bizkit went on hiatus following the release of their album The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) (2005). However, the band's original lineup reunited in 2009 and recorded their fifth studio album, Gold Cobra (2011). In 2016, Borland released his solo album Crystal Machete. (Source:n.wikipedia.org)))

Borland is known for his sonic experimentation and elaborate visual appearance, which has included face and body paint, masks and uniforms. He has drawn album covers and created artwork for many of his music projects as well as oil paintings. Borland was voted number 37 in Total Guitar's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time. Borland formed the label Edison Sound, which releases his own music projects. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Borland's initial interest in music took the form of drumming, but this ended quickly due to his parents' disapproval of percussive instruments in the home. Borland then switched to taking guitar lessons from a member of his parents' Presbyterian church. (Source: en.wikipedia.org However, Borland quickly found his own musical tastes and interests at odds with local music trends which, due to his proximity to Nashville, skewed heavily towards country music. He later recalled, "I would bring in something, and my teacher would go, 'I've never heard of The Damned. Don't you want to play some Merle Haggard?'" (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

Borland then relocated to Jacksonville, Florida with his parents where, disillusioned with the local music scene, he began attending the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. While there, he explored other artistic endeavors, such as sculpture and special effects. However, Borland continued his pursuit of music through guitar lessons, working with a guitar teacher that specialized in jazz music. According to Borland, "My first teacher had ingrained playing by ear so much that, when my jazz teacher gave me a sheet of music and an audio tape to go with it, I would learn via the tape instantly, but I couldn't make myself learn the sheet music." (Source: en.wikipedia.org Borland found his interest in hip hop music piqued with the release of "Bring the Noise," a collaboration between heavy metal band Anthrax and hip hop group Public Enemy. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

Borland joined Limp Bizkit, a band formed by Fred Durst, Sam Rivers and John Otto. (Source: en.wikipedia.org The band attracted crowds by word of mouth and covering George Michael's "Faith" and Paula Abdul's "Straight Up"; the band also gave energetic live performances in which Borland appeared in bizarre costumes. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

In March 2001, Big Dumb Face released its debut album, Duke Lion Fights the Terror!!. Borland stated that the band's music is "really silly and idiotic and bizarre. [...] It's nothing but stupid [...] just all these retarded songs." (Source: en.wikipedia.org In a 1999 Spin profile on Limp Bizkit, when asked "Where will you be ten years from now?", Borland responded, "Probably not in the band." (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

Borland began writing a solo record with its members Danny Lohner and Josh Freese, with Josh Eustis and Jonathan Bates contributing. This record served as the precursor to Black Light Burns. In August 2004, Borland rejoined Limp Bizkit and recorded another album, The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) in 2005. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

roughly since early 2006. He announced planned for a fall 2006 tour that never went through due to Black Light Burns needing to find a new record label after Borland left Geffen Records. Borland had discussed plans to write and perform on the next From First To Last album, but he left the band when Black Light Burns' busy schedule started to pick up, leaving no room to work with From First to Last. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Black Light Burns released its début album, Cruel Melody in the spring of 2007 to critical acclaim. It featured Borland on the vocals and guitars. Allmusic writer Greg Prato wrote, "For many, Borland was the only Limp Bizkit member who was taken seriously. As evidenced by Cruel Melody, he is now officially allowed to follow whichever musical path he so desires.". (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

In 2009, the original lineup of Limp Bizkit reunited and began touring, which resulted in a second Black Light Burns record being put on the backburner. Borland left Manson's employ in May of the same year, claiming his reasons for leaving included rejoining his old band and having creative differences with Manson, citing "It's the Marilyn Manson show over there." (Source: en.wikipedia.org In the winter of 2008, Borland helped in the recording of The Color of Violence's 2009 album Youthanize as a bassist. (Source:en.wikipedia.org eBorland also designed the album artwork for Fear and the Nervous System's 2011 eponymous debut album. (Source:n.wikipedia.org)))

In 2012, Black Light Burns began performing after their brief hiatus and released their second studio album The Moment You Realize You're Going to Fall and a concept "album", Lotus Island, in January 2013. In the same year, during the Black Light Burns tour, Borland stated that he would never do a solo project. "If I would do a solo project I would put my name on the record. But that will never happen." (Source: en.wikipedia.org Borland has also gone onto a remixing career with his distribution of alternative versions of songs by metal bands. Most recently, The Word Alive has had their song "The Hounds of Anubis" remixed by Borland. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

Limp Bizkit are gearing up to play some shows this summer. But before that happens, the band's guitarist, Wes Borland, summarized how he and frontman Fred Durst have come to remain on good terms after what Borland called a "tumultuous" past relationship. (Source: loudwire.com)

He did so on the June 21 episode of Drinks With Johnny, the alcohol and rock-infused podcast hosted by Avenged Sevenfold bassist Johnny Christ. The nearly two-hour interview with Borland covered a wide range of topics, including the guitarist's many musical projects outside of Limp Bizkit. But when asked about Durst, the rocker made it clear that he and the vocalist have smoothed things out between them. (Source: loudwire.com "He and I get along great," Borland responded. "We've had a tumultuous relationship over the years, but it just took some time for us to grow up as people. … It's like being in a family, and families don't always get along. But you're stuck together, so you gotta work it out." (Source:loudwire.com))

Still, they have "probably have 35 songs recorded instrumentally," Borland added. "And [Durst]'s done vocals on them [but] then thrown the vocals away. … I think he's finally at the point now where he's gonna pick a set of these songs that he's finally cool with and finish them, and we're gonna finish a record. … I doubt it will be called Stampede of the Disco Elephants at that point. … I will definitely say that the riffs and the music — it's the best stuff I've ever done as a musician." (Source: loudwire.com Elsewhere in the interview, Borland revealed just what's up with Stampede of the Disco Elephants, Limp Bizkit's long-promised sixth studio album that's been in the works for about a decade. (Source:loudwire.com))

Wes Borland is the best. He was the most interesting man in nu-metal, standing among a sea of giant khaki trousers dressed like a giant witch. While everyone around him dressed fairly uniformly, limiting any and all visual experimentation to occasionally deeply odd beards, he’d be off to the side with his ceramic rabbit, his eyeballs blacked out by oversized contact lenses, and body clad only in underpants and a gallon of paint. (Source: www.kerrang.com We present 13 reasons why Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland is officially the best. (Source:www.kerrang.com))

​“Nick Knowles is basically the British Wes Borland.” But Wes did host just such a show in 2016, as the DIY Channel’s Sight Unseen followed the renovation of his Detroit home, a house he and then-wife Carré Callaway of Queen Kwong bought without having seen it. It all went well enough that his solo album, Crystal Machete, was recorded in the house. (Source: www.kerrang.com Wes Borland and Marilyn Manson during Marilyn Manson Opens Art Gallery on Halloween in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage) (Source:www.nme.com))

Borland was a member of Manson’s live band for less than a year in 2008, and has now said that he believes the accusations that were levelled against the musician by actor Evan Rachel Wood and four other women earlier this week. (Source: www.nme.com Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland has hit out at Marilyn Manson, branding him a “bad guy” in the wake of new abuse allegations. (Source:www.nme.com))

Speaking on the Twitch channel Space Zebra, Borland said: “He’s not a great guy and every single thing that people have said about him is fucking true… They are speaking the truth.” (Source: www.nme.com)

When asked how was it like to suddenly explode to a level LIMP BIZKIT did, Borland responded: “Yeah, it’s just a weird thing. We were signed when I was 21, and I didn’t grow up with any money. I grew up scraping together a guitar amp and a guitar and was always trying to work jobs. (Source: metaladdicts.com During an appearance on Let There Be Talk, LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland talked the band’s sudden rose to fame and leaving the group in 2001. (Source:metaladdicts.com))

Borland then reflected at leaving the band with no money, saying: “I look back on this it’s just like, ‘God, you’re an idiot.’ And everyone listening to this will think I’m an idiot too, but this is how hard-headed I am and was at the time. (Source: metaladdicts.com)

If we're being honest, Wes Borland was totally one of my big influences in high school. He is incredibly creative, and theatrical. Definitely one of the reasons I liked PRS guitars too. (Source: www.pinterest.com Wes Borland, #1 on my personal list of my favorite guitarists, his style is different, unique, when i heard his first solo album "Crystal Machete" i almost… (Source:www.pinterest.com))

 

 

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