Wes Borland Says Juggling Limp Bizkit and Black Light Burns is 'A Pain in the Ass'
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.13.2012
But he's figuring it out…
Wes Borland recently spoke with Billboard about his work with both Limp Bizkit and Black Light Burns' the latter of whom's album The Moment You Realize You're Going To Fall releases August 14th. Check out the highlights:
On being involved both with Limp Bizkit and Black Light Burns: "It's a pain in the ass. (laughs) It's a lot of juggling. We've already started to have interference between (the two bands) but everyone knew it was coming. Fred (Durst) and everybody in Bizkit and my management and the record label for Black Light (Rocket Science) are being understanding of both schedules. We're trying to make it work. I'm not sure how I'm going to do it all, but we'll figure out a way."
On Bizkit's album plans: "[We're working on] two simultaneous records or ideas that may or may not merge into one record…we've got a bunch of songs, and we're not at the point where I can go, 'Yes, the record is starting to form' and see where all of this is going. Right now we're recording songs, and it's been all over the place as far as what it is we're doing. They don't make sense together yet."
On being signed to Cash Money: "We're planning on doing songs with them more geared to what they have to offer as far as their producers and what their expectations are for what we're doing. At the same time all those artists on Cash Money are starting to discover rock and put an electric guitar element into their songs, and I'm really itching to get my foot in the door and be part of that."
On DJ Lethal's removal from Bizkit: "It's a personal thing for us. He was kind of a pain in the ass on tour and not really willing to change a lot of things...like just showing up on time and stuff like that, and we had just had enough of it. Every time he wants to fix it and we say 'not yet,' he blows up on Twitter and says all these crazy things, and we go, 'OK, so it hasn't changed.' I'm waiting for him to come around and sort of have his actions speak instead of him just trying to reach out to us through words."
On the delay in releasing Black Light Burns' album: "I ended up doing some more recording on it this year to kind of polish it up and finish some things I didn't like and change some things around. It was kind of nice to be able to sit with the record for a long period of time so I could let it grow on me and also have the opportunity to...make some changes."
On the album: "I wanted a dirtier record this time. I wanted a record that sounded more visceral and live. The songs on the first record changed when we started to play them live; they got this breath of life in them that they didn't have on the record. So my main goal on the new record was I didn't want there to be that difference when we started playing the songs live. I wanted to capture that train coming off the tracks feel on the recording."