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Wes Borland

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Richmond, United States (1975 – present)

Wes Borland (born Wesley Louden Borland February 7, 1975 in Richmond, Virginia) is a musician, best known as the former guitarist in the band Limp Bizkit. He has been in several other bands as well, such as The Damning Well, Goatslayer, Big Dumb Face, From First to Last and currently Black Light Burns.

Borland’s family moved to Florida where his father took a pastoral job at a Presbyterian Church. In Florida, Borland met bassist Sam Rivers, but the two did not get along due to rivalries between local bands. He went to school with John Otto. When Limp Bizkit was looking for a guitarist John Otto threw out his name, stating he was more of an artist than a guitarist, but the band decided he’d be worthwhile for the position. Before this, Borland was “embarrassing myself in bars, playing really weird music that wasn’t…good”, as he later said in an interview with From First to Last. In one of these bands, Borland sang and played guitar but didn’t use a guitar pick. He would only play guitar using the two hand tapping style of guitar playing that he would go on to use in Limp Bizkit songs such as “Stalemate”, “Sour”, and “Re-Arranged”.

Fred Durst left to Philadelphia, leaving the others to speak to Wes and see if he’d join the band. Wes accepted, and the three practiced, while keeping in touch with Fred over the phone.

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  • marilyn502013

    i have seen wes 2 times in real life, he even stared at me, so i said, hi wes :) hes very talented and i love his body art and black lenses, and not to forget about his music.. ( wes borland fan forever ) :)

    2 Oct 2013 Reply
  • AnnabelLeePg

    one sexy motherfucker

    12 Dec 2012 Reply
  • laskarnadia

    Happy B-Day, Wes (;

    7 Feb 2011 Reply
  • laskarnadia

    просто мего нерееееально крутой

    10 Jan 2011 Reply
  • tortACh

    самое пиздатое что фото с Московского концерта ))

    13 Dec 2010 Reply
  • callmesnake

    one crazy ass motherfucker :)

    20 Sep 2010 Reply
  • nothing_now

    you fuckin gimme the creeps you fuckin gimme the creeps

    17 Aug 2010 Reply
  • korns_of_korn

    Просто крутой чел ))

    20 Feb 2010 Reply
  • tortACh

    просто аццкий парень ))

    2 Feb 2010 Reply
  • k4muro

    No guitarist defines his band like him. He makes a great avatar : )

    1 Feb 2010 Reply
  • nyxta21

    LuuuuuuV ya Wes :)

    24 Jan 2010 Reply
  • DaimondDog

    Wes is one of the best guitarist in the world, for me he is t best. His own style of making music is unbelievable. I hope that he never end doing music, cuz everything he is doing in LB or BLB or another projects is FUCKING AWESOME ... :)

    2 Dec 2009 Reply
  • CHIV0FLACK

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    21 Nov 2009 Reply
  • dubaakMCUD

    thats right! wes borland is the best guitarist...fuck the world...:D

    18 Aug 2009 Reply
  • tarakashkka

    <33333333

    22 Jun 2009 Reply
  • KioYacumi

    <3

    15 Jun 2009 Reply
  • erhanbabayaro

    Super Mario Theme is awesome it'll never get old

    8 May 2008 Reply
  • bribes

    LOVE YOU WES!

    19 Mar 2008 Reply
  • TheOne5590

    one of my biggest inspirations to pick up the guitar..... dude has his own style and is extremely creative. sadly Black Light Burns is shit, and he'll never top his work in Limp Bizkit. it's a shame really, that him and Fred couldn't work out their differences, 'cause when those 2 came together (as well as the other band members, they're all equally talented) they wrote some amazing stuff.

    18 Feb 2008 Reply
  • Hexagrampony13

    *bows to Wes* this man is a god Fred Durst fucked up big time

    2 Jan 2008 Reply
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