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Wes Borland of Black Light Burns/Limp Bizkit: Influenced by Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Signed to Cash Money Records

In the late '90s and early '00s, Limp Bizkit was a juggernaut, and guitarist Wes Borland was the chugging soul of the band. The observant, cryptic counterpart to outspoken rap-rocker Fred Durst, he was responsible for much of the band's success, with his experimental, heavy riffs and outlandish look (makeup-caked face, theatrical pools-of-black eyes).


See also: Limp Bizkit Is Baaaaack: Fred Durst Says the Band is Working on Two New Albums

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Lauren Wise has worked as a rock/heavy metal journalist for 15 years. She contributes to Noisey and LA Weekly, edits books, and drinks whiskey.
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