Ok so apparently I am late on this one…
Former famed Limp Bizkit guitarist (and current member of Black Light Burns) Wes Borland has apparently joined forces with Marilyn Manson, at least temporary while the band tours. The last time he lent his touring talent was to From First To Last in 2005-2006, he then moved on.
According to BlabberMouth.net:
Manson said, “We have a new guitar player that’s gonna play for the first time tomorrow; it’s the first time we’ll play on stage [together]. His name is Wes Borland and he used to be in a really terrible band that he left because he felt that it was a destructive force in art, and he has his own band, BLACK LIGHT BURNS, but now he is in MARILYN MANSON. We don’t know how permanent that is, but starting tomorrow [Aug 16th, 2008] will be the first step. So this will be the most indestructible MARILYN MANSON.”
Also within the same article:
Manson‘s longtime bassist, Twiggy Ramirez, toured with Manson earlier this year for the first time since 2002. The two co-wrote “Antichrist Superstar”, “Mechanical Animals” and “Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)” together and Manson told The Salt Lake Tribune this past spring that he couldn’t be happier about Ramirez returning.
This could be something huge. Marilyn Manson is currently in the middle of recording a new album that is slated to land next year. If Wes Borland continues to stay with the band after the tour he really could help contribute to the best Marilyn Manson album since Antichrist Superster (that of course would be my favorite album). Twiggy & Borland could be an amazing matchup.
I find it funny that I randomly came across this recently as I just added Limp Bizkit’s debut CD Three Dolla Bill Yall into itunes. Why? Was it because I missed the nu-metal sensation? Perhaps. I actually think the album is good and only took it out of my collection in the past because I was so burnt out on Limp Bizkit.
I was always a fan of Wes Borland though. Big Dumb Face is hilarious. Here, just check out this video and you may agree:
Weird. I love it though.
Then there is Black Light Burns. I had no idea this band even existed until recently and to be honest I am pissed. How could I miss a band that not only had Wes Borland fronting it but also Josh Freese (NIN, A Perfect Circle, and The Vandals) and Danny Lohner (NIN and A Perfect Circle)???
If you have not heard of Black Light Burns you might want to check out the following video just to give you a taste of their sound:
Black Light Burns recently released a deluxe version of Cover Your Heart And The Anvil Pants Odyssey.
Look for Marilyn Manson’s new album to drop some time next year.