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Originally posted by Cmdr Nova:

Hm... I was a fan of them, once. That
when Wes was still with them.

Heh. Looks like they've gone stale. What a shame.

Linkin Park is my band of choice, now.

Actually, my friends and I went to Jacksonville for the tryouts. They turned us around without even listening to any of us. We're starting to think that Wes hasn't really quit, its just a publicity hoax. Watch, Wes will be back by the end of the year.

As for the band of choice, Disturbed rocks.

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Originally posted by Grayfox:

for all you limp bizquick fans (or non fans)... read this article and see what a totally unoriginal, rich boy, loser this punk Fred Durst is.

i think when he wrote that song "my way or the highway" he was talkin about himself lol.

Actually, it turns out a lot of the bad publicity around the tour was just put out by some of the band's detractors. The letter spread around to most major music news sources and websites was edited from its original content. I've read about it at four or five places already, but I'll try to find some links.

Regardless, Limp Bizkit still sucks royally. Wes Borland has some talent, but the band is horrible. Generic music, unoriginal lyrics.. egh ugh bad taste in mouth. I think I'm one of the few people who actually think LB was always bad.

Disturbed's cool, but give me Tool (or King Crimson if you want to go back a few years) any day.

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For those that missed it!!


Some of you may have heard about the Limp Bizkit guitarist search.

Basically, the band has been "touring" the country visiting Guitar Center stores, holding auditions for a new guitarist to replace the one who left the band.

The deal is this. From 7:00 to 11:00 AM you can sign up for a slot to try out that day. The tryouts are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. During this time,

they take you into a room to play your stuff. At the end of that time, you leave. They call three to ten people at 5:30 to come back to the place and play in front of Limp Bizkit. Out of those people, one is selected to return at 9:00 to jam with the band, and anyone who participated is invited to watch -- a free concert, basically.

So I arrive there, with a copy of our band's full CD in hand. I'm with a friend who wants to try out, so I go ahead and sign up too. We get there at 5:00 AM and we're 83rd and 84th in line. Not incredibly bad. Free Krispy Kreme donuts and coffee, so all isn't too bad.

10:00 rolls around. The line is moving slow, but that's to be expected. We finally get up around the corner of the building to the front of the line

at about noon. Current total time there: 7 hours.

Get to the table, and I notice there's a waiver you have to sign. No problem, standard stuff. Then I notice it's a three page contract. This

contract basically said that if you play, you must sign the contract. Okay. No big deal here either. So I keep reading it. An interesting note.

Anything you play can NOT be copyright, and can be used by Limp Bizkit in audio, video, or recorded form of any sort. Other big words which basically translated to the fact that if you play something, they are fully authorized to steal it and use it on a CD. The artist agrees to zero compensation and zero rights over the track, and will get their name in the liner notes "if


This didn't sit well, as me and the guy I was with were planning on playing something we wrote with Starfront. So we sign it and decide to make

something up. An annoyance at the very least, but we'd waited seven hours to get this far.

Then we got to stand in the parking lot for another two hours. We finally get inside at about 2:30, where it's another 30 minute wait for your turn. Current total time there: 10 hours.

So then we get the "rules". They are outlined for us straight out. No guitar solos. No playing cover songs. No playing copyrighted material. No playing Limp Bizkit songs. This effectively means that you're forced to play something that you made up, but don't have a copyright for. You may see where this is going. Entering the room, there's one guy. He's got a mute button under his foot. His job is to make sure you follow the rules. If you break any, you get muted and kicked out immediately. So I go in, and there's one amp for me to plug into, and the settings are turned to "mud". It sounded awful, and was

not pleasing to the ears. And it was loud enough that the awfulness didn't go away for some time. Then comes another fun part.

"You have 60 seconds to play. Starting now."

One ****ing minute?! I mean, ****ing... okay. So since the thing I'd been planning was two minutes and thirty seconds, I cut most of the parts out. Kept it under time (about 57 seconds), but it still sounded worse than a handful of ass due to that beautiful amplifier (hmm). And I leave the room and the line proceeds. We're told that the winners will be announced at 5:30. And that we are to remain in the front parking lot until that time.

No leaving. Period. This makes for unhappy people. We're talking 200+ people here, plus any wives / girlfriends / husbands / boyfriends / family / friends which accompanied them. But what can you do? We stay until 5:30. Total current time there: 12 hours, 30 minutes.

5:30 rolls around. People are getting ansi. The band management promised " free pizza". It came, and there were two boxes of pizza. Two large pizzas.

For about two hundred people at least. No cool points here either. Anyway, the clock keeps ticking, and it's 6:00 before we notice anything going on. Guitar Center management flags all their people and security to come inside

to discuss something. They go in there, and the guy in charge walks out with a megaphone. After getting everyone's attention, the guy on the megaphone speaks: "This competition has been called off effective immediately and will not

be rescheduled. The band will not be performing with nor for anyone. They will not be signing autographs. This is beyond our control, but please exit the area immediately." The guy then proceeds to enter back inside the huge glass doors, and two armed officers stand behind the door. They lock the building as the massive

amount of people head directly towards them. After reaching the building, people start going apeshit. Cops are called in basically a way to clear the crowd. After about an hour, most have gone home or been "taken" home by the police. The radio station is completely screwed, having brought their entire broadcast booths out to cover it. Everyone is very, very pissed. Me and

the other guy stayed awhile to figure out what was going on. It's now about 7:30 PM. FM99 is having a field day with it. They're referring to this as "**** Fred Durst Friday", taking calls in from people who went. But unless you've read this arefully, I don't think you understand what happened.

Limp Bizkit now has over 200 guitar parts, written by various artists around here, which are unowned and not copyrighted. Limp Bizkit now owns these riffs. Limp Bizkit just stole 200 pieces of material right out from under these guitarists' noses, myself included. If I'd played something off our CD, I would be ABSOLUTELY pissed. I *am* absolutely pissed. They have completely ripped off hundreds of people, and they're getting away with it because they can. They're on their way to Georgia, and the radio station

here has given out request line numbers for the stations down there for us to call and let them know what's happening over the course of this event, to warn them. But people aren't going to buy it. They're going to go and get their shit stolen too. Someone needs to beat the living hell out of him. He's an *******, and someone who doesn't deserve to be breathing the same air as a ****ing cockroach.

[ 02-13-2002, 23:37: Message edited by: Rosko ]

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I'm sorry, but anyone signing that contract is a complete and utter moron. I hadnt even read the rest of the article when I stopped at this point and said "oooh they stole their music..legally.".

I've rejected 2 jobs already because their hiring contracts have a clause that say "anything I invent or create while in the employ of *company name* becomes the sole property of *company name*" . One of the guys I worked with in my last job had been screwed over by this, he had made up a simple C++ program that could use his company's database. The program would pull up any of the info he needed to do his job a LOT faster than the program the company was using. He kept it for personal use, but when the managers found out, the company took the program from him, adapted it, used it in all their offices.. and later on sold the idea to a software company and it was to become a program many other companies bought after it was tweaked to be used in other platforms.

And he got no royalties or recognition. Shitty huh?

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Originally posted by Outlaw:

Rage Against the Machine IMO, is the best rap metal band ever made. 'Nuff said.

oh hell yeah. goin to the family with a pocket full of shells

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