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    this was emailed to me by a friend of mine.
    enjoy, i know that pretty much all of you hate these guys already. just another reason of many.

    This was posted by Zeromus-X at the Harmony Central Forums.
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    ** Warning. This will be explicit and long. **

    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 possible."

    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 fucking minute?! I mean, fucking... 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 "Fuck Fred Durst Friday", taking calls in from people who went. But unless you've read this carefully, 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 asshole, and someone who doesn't deserve to be breathing the same air as a fucking cockroach.

    To add insult to injury, Guitar Center ran a contest where the winner would get to watch the band play even if they didn't play guitar. One person and a friend. That person also won an autographed Gibson Les Paul Studio ($1500+ guitar) by the band. She showed up after a near 200 mile drive to the area. Guitar Center told her that the band refused to acknowledge the contest at this point, and so not only did she drive three and a half hours for no performance (which she took her ten year old kid to see as his first concert), but apparently the guitar wasn't given either. All because the band wanted to be one giant collective asshole.

    If any of you know anyone who's considering going to these tryouts, show them this message. If they have any questions they can contact me directly. I'm doing everything I possibly can to make sure this does NOT happen to anyone else. It's not my stuff I'm concerned about -- our CD is copyrighted completely and legally -- but I'm guessing 90% of the local bands who passed Durst a copy of their CD are going to be fucked. Many bands, especially newer local ones, don't have the money or know-how to copyright their stuff, and by giving it to them tonight, they just basically tossed them a new Limp Bizkit CD if Fred wants to do that. I wouldn't be surprised if he copyrights their shit tomorrow.

    It hurts to look around and see hundreds of people get excited at the chance to be able to make something of their guitar work; to have a shot at being in a popular band, making a living doing what they dream of. Fred Durst and Limp Bizkit are taking that dream and fucking it over. And anyone who wasn't there who just caught the coverage at noon and 5:00 on the news just think everything is perfect. Happy Fred Durst in front of the cameras behind the place, fenced off, saying how good the turnout is and how happy everyone seems, and talking about all the great shit he's hearing. That man is the true meaning of a music label representative. He's the perfect salesman and nice guy in front of the media, and turns around and screws everyone involved in the ass without having to take any hit in his overall popularity, and possibly gaining a shit ton of new music in the process that he's ripped from people.

    Not many things piss me off, but I'm pissed off. I'm not the only one. All sorts of "this band is playing tonight at this place, and they'd like me to announce to Fred Durst that if you're still in the area and you come to this venue, you will be able to see what a REAL band is like -- right before the real band beats your skull in." This radio station is sick of the shit from this band, and so are its listeners. If this keeps happening, I wouldn't be surprised if some shit goes down somewhere really damn soon. If it does, I'll let you know.

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    F**king A! Sounds like there's a serious lack of original material in the Biskit camp.

    Also:
    According to a San Diego Union piece last week, Amy Stoltzenberg (think I got that right), lead guitarist for the all-female AC/DC tribute band Hell's Belles, is/was one of the "finalists" for the Limp Biskit guitar slot. Why this chick, who can do a mean Angus Young, would want to play for this "band" and jump around the stage like a retarded jack-in-the-box, is beyond me. Fred Durst would have to stand on a stack of Tampa (or wherever the hell he's from) phone books to kiss Brian Johnson's (or Bon Scott's) ass.

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    The above story posted by laner happened right here at the Guitar Center in Virginia Beach last week. Big article in the local paper on it. I hope Limp Dickheads don't plan on playing the VB Amphitheater this season - Fred Durst will likely get his ass kicked, if not outright killed.
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    Fred Durst is a fucking asshole! I fucking hate Limp biscuit even more than I did before!
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    What an idiot. I can't believe he'd trick a bunch of aspiring guitar rock stars and steal their music. Hopefully Durst and his pathetic band will be forgotten five years from now.
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    Why the hell doesn't that surprise me at all?!?!
    I'm a Dirty-Faced Kid... so could some cute female do me the favor and lick me clean, please?!<br /><br />"Nobody rules these streets at night but me... the ATOMIC PUNK!" - DLR (1978)<br /><br />"This must be just like living in paradise... and I don't wanna go home" - DLR (1988)<br /><br />"So put it off until judgment day... I bear the cross on judgment day" - Sammy Hagar (1991)<br /><br />Obey the DFK!<br /><br /><b>IF YOU'RE DFK... YOU'RE DFK 4 LIFE!</b>

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    FUCK THEM, well I just sent this out on the internet to about 50 people....hopefully the message will spread....

    I titled it, "Why Limp Bizkit Suck"

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    Can't spell, can't play, can't write his own stuff...but he sure can screw folks over!! What a JERK! [img]graemlins/irked.gif[/img]
    Can't stop...addicted to the shindig...

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    Can't spell, can't play, can't write his own stuff...but he sure can screw folks over!! What a JERK! [img]graemlins/irked.gif[/img]
    Can't stop...addicted to the shindig...

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    Never could stand them anyway, but I wouldn't be the least bit surprised that, after they have stolen enough riffs for their worthless album, Wes Boredom (or whatever his name is) suddenly resolves his "musical differences" with the band and joins up, just in time to "write" all this great new shit.
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    LIMP BIZKIT's Durst Hits Back At Critics, Denies Allegations - Feb. 10, 2002

    LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has hit back at all of the band's detractors that have used the recent controversy surrounding the group's ongoing guitarist search as a way to turn others against the band, and denied the allegations in the original letter from an alleged applicant (portions of which may or may not have been manufactured, depending on the source) that started the original negative media campaign against the group. Here is Durst's official statement on the matter, as posted on LIMP BIZKIT's official web site at www.limpbizkit.com:

    “Hello everybody, this is Fred. I want you to listen and listen close. That includes every piece-of-sh.t talking sh.t and every hater talking sh.t. This is specifically written for you in all honesty. Everything we, LIMP BIZKIT, do is motivated and driven by our love for our fans and love for what we do. All these f.cking 'he said - she said' bullsh.t rumors about what's going on with the guitar search are horsesh.t. Anyone who is mad about their experience trying out for LIMP BIZKIT at Guitar Center simply and plainly 100% sucked!! There are a lot of people waiting to audition each day and when they come in the room to play guitar they get up to 60 seconds to give us a sample of what it is they do and what they're about. If at any time during the 60 seconds they are interrupted, or asked to stop, then that is their (read between the lines) answer to how 'not the right vibe' they are for anything pertaining to LIMP BIZKIT or any project LIMP BIZKIT is working on. But if they were asked to continue playing or asked to play with the band later that evening, which has been over 20 people on the whole tour, then there was something that was interesting enough to spark our curiosity. People who are auditioning are asked to sign a release so their images and likenesses can be used in any documentary that LIMP BIZKIT would like to make (MTV, website, etc) in no way whatsoever would LIMP BIZKIT ever steal or take anything (music, riffs) from anyone on this planet!! And remember the only person who watches a thief is a thief. We did not record any of the pre-auditions. Not one.

    “F.ck you haters. Better yourself (a little advice). To everyone else, I can't wait to get back online and into the chat. Things are looking very positive for LIMP BIZKIT — you'll be proud and surprised at what's coming your way. Oh yeah... one more thing...f.ck you again haters.

    “Love,
    LIMP BIZKIT”

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    Someone should tell ole' Fred that "hater" is NOT a word...I don't believe a word he's written.

    All I needed was to see his IRRESPONSIBLE and IDIOTIC behavior at Woodcrock to tell me what I need to know about that wanker!!
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    Wow.

    It's as if Freddy didn't know that the world already thinks he is in fact the very definition of the word "dipshit."

    What a raving psycho.
    I'm one of those crazies on your block.

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    Yeah.....

    I was talking to a chat buddy of mine from the St Louis area.

    He told me that he met Fred Durst in person once after Limp Bizkit had a show in St Louis, and Fred came into the club he (my buddy) was having a gig at that nite.

    Fred obviously behaved like the piece o' shit he is... bragging around "Hey... I'm Fred Durst... I'm a fuckin' rockstar" style... and was consequently thrown out of the club less than 30 minutes after he entered.

    Makes you wonder, doesn't it?!?!
    I'm a Dirty-Faced Kid... so could some cute female do me the favor and lick me clean, please?!<br /><br />"Nobody rules these streets at night but me... the ATOMIC PUNK!" - DLR (1978)<br /><br />"This must be just like living in paradise... and I don't wanna go home" - DLR (1988)<br /><br />"So put it off until judgment day... I bear the cross on judgment day" - Sammy Hagar (1991)<br /><br />Obey the DFK!<br /><br /><b>IF YOU'RE DFK... YOU'RE DFK 4 LIFE!</b>

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    Gee, I'm so not shocked.

    He gets pissed off when Creed is billed higher than Limp Dick (Stapp handled that beautifully - sent the prick an anger management book).

    He gets pissed off when Christina Aguillera shoots him down.

    Obviously his "success" has him thinking he's some kind of rock god.
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