EAT THE DAY, the new project headed by former LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland, have decided against using Ross Robinson to produce their upcoming debut CD and have opted to handle the production duties themselves, according to an interview with Borland posted at MTV.com. "What [Ross] does for bands is he gives bands a lot of fire and a lot of fury, but I think we've located where our energy is and where our message is from," Borland said.
In the same article, the guitarist spoke openly about his split with LIMP BIZKIT and revealed his reasons for leaving the group after performing on and contributing material to all of the band's first three full-length releases. Here are some of Borland's quotes, as taken from the above-mentioned story:
"[Towards the end of my tenure with the band], bells start going off, like, 'This is what it feels like to sell out.' I'm enjoying all the perks of [LIMP BIZKIT], but I feel my heart is going black, because this is not what I'm called to do. The little voice inside my head says, 'You should be somewhere else. You should take the risk. You should let it go.'”
"I think they'll be better now that I'm gone. I think I held them back from being their best, because I was so against all the things that were going on.”
“I could have probably gone on and still played the part of the guitar player of LIMP BIZKIT, but musically I was kind of bored. If I was to continue, it would have been about the money and not about the true music, and I don't want to lie to myself, or to them or to fans of LIMP BIZKIT.”
"I think I had a good run. I was with that band for five or six years, we did a lot of really neat things and I had a great time. I went there and did the whole fame and money thing, and it's just not as important as making the music that I want to make. It's just time to move on for me."
"The original statement [explaining my departure from LIMP BIZKIT] said the split was amicable, and I would say that it is, but that doesn't mean that we can, like, hang out. It's gonna take a lot of time to heal. There's definitely not any bad feelings, but it's not like we're going to have lunch anytime soon."
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