LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst doesn't know how to take "No" for an answer. In his latest posting on LIMP BIZKIT's official web site, Fred not only acknowledges the fact that former guitarist Wes Borland has responded negatively to Durst's pleas for him to return to the group, but also insists that "that's no reason to give up," going so far as to refer to Borland as "very bitter". Here is Durst's latest message on the subject:
"I'm glad that you people read my news recently about Mr. Borland. He's received your emails and has responded negatively, but that's no reason to give up. He replied by saying that 75% of all his emails were telling him to never be with LIMP BIZKIT. I'm glad some of you feel that way, but we don't, and we're not fair weather friends. We love Wes and have done so through our good and bad times. Life is too short for some, and unpredictable for everyone!! All that we have and all whom we know now, which would be you, is from what we have done with our family, LIMP BIZKIT. The fact that we are all different is what makes our chemistry so good. We learn from each other's mistakes. We don't need justification for reasons. We're very happy to be alive and would be happier sharing our lives with our family. Our core family. If we felt any differently than this, that's when you could, should be cautious, but you can know in your hearts that we are here for you no matter what. That won't change. We won't turn on you. We will get through the trials of life with one another as it should be. And that you can count on. Actions tell all. As for Mr. Borland, he is very bitter at the moment and feels glad that you support his decision and so he should. We support him too, but we know why we're all here and we want to extend open arms that will remain open forever. We want to grow and reinvent for ourselves and we will always WANT to do it with our real family. I'm sure some of you will understand. A lot of you will and a lot of you won't give a shit, but that's the world as we know it. Maybe today is different. Just maybe. Thanks for taking a minute. Friend 4 life, Fred Durst"