Limp Bizkit guitarist puts Staind's Aaron Lewis on blast
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Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland ripped Staind frontman Aaron Lewis a new one in a recent interview on the Talk Toomey podcast, saying, "Aaron Lewis also came up to me in an airport randomly . . . I was visiting my parents in Jacksonville, and flying back to L.A.. And he’s like ‘Where ya headed?’, I just happened to run into him and hadn’t seen him in awhile. He goes ‘Where ya headed?’ And I went ‘I’m going home.’ And he goes ‘Home?’ and I went ‘Yeah I just visited my parents, I’m going back home to L.A.’. And for the record I’ve lived in L.A. longer than any other city in my life. Aaron looks at me and he kind of turns his chin up and goes ‘Nah man, remember where you came from, Florida is your home, not L.A. That’s home.'”
Borland continued, "I just went ‘F**k you man.’ And I never talked to him again after that. That guy is such a d**khead. So full of himself, such a d**khead, I wish nothing but the worst for him. Amen. I could not believe the audacity, and just like pretentiousness -- especially for someone that acts like they’re like a country boy now and they’re from Illinois. Anyway, disgusting person. No thanks, peace.”
- Borland added, "I don’t want be a s**t talker. But I have no problem talking s**t about that guy, he’s terrible.”
- Lewis has pursued a career as a country singer in recent years, leaving Staind in limbo.
- Staind had a lot of help from Limp Bizkit early in its career. Frontman Fred Durst co-produced Staind's Dysfunction album, and brought Staind along on the "Family Values Tour" in 1999.
- Borland also explained why Limp Bizkit has not been active recently on the recording front, saying, “Nobody really wants it, but we have to do it to make promoters interested in the band and give them something to talk about so we can continue to tour and play shows."
- He added, "When I say nobody particularly wants a new Limp Bizkit record, it’s because we sort of morphed into this nostalgic thing where people want to hear the 11 singles that we put out and that’s it . . . when I say no one wants the new Limp Bizkit record, it’s mostly because of that.”