It's another case of life imitating art as Fred Durst, taking his cue from a Significant Other track, asks fans to "Show Me What You Got."
Limp Bizkit will hold a series of guitarist auditions in cities nationwide beginning in late November, according to the band's management company. The guitarist whose chops are deemed tastiest will be considered, but not guaranteed, to replace the recently departed Wes Borland (see "Limp Bizkit And Wes Borland Part Ways").
"We're going to comb the globe in search of the illest guitar player known to man. ... Wes was a big part of the Limp Bizkit you're used to, but his decision to leave has left us in a place where we know the best of Limp Bizkit is yet to come," Durst wrote in a post on the band's Web site Monday (October 15).
"Lethal, John, Sam and I are gonna take this as an opportunity to take our songwriting to a whole new level. At the end of the day it's all about the music, and the music is all we're about. Life is unpredictable, and though we're shocked, we're not discouraged. As the world turns, so does Limp Bizkit."
The band's manager didn't offer any explanation why Borland left, saying only that it was an "amicable parting."
The group will host fan parties to coincide with the auditions, and the soirees could be thrown in a mall, club, high school, private residence or any other locality, Durst said in a statement.
Although an itinerary has not been established, Limp Bizkit hope to hit between eight and 14 markets, including Boston; Philadelphia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Atlanta; Dallas; Detroit; Chicago; Denver; Seattle; San Francisco and Los Angeles. Details on both the auditions and parties will be announced on local radio stations as well as on the band's site.