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imageMARILYN MANSON
VOCALS - LYRICIST - DIRECTOR - PRODUCER - PERCUSSION - ETC.

imageTWIGGY RAMIREZ
SONG WRITER - GUITARIST - BASSIST

imageTYLER BATES
SONG WRITER - GUITARIST - KEYBOARDIST - PROGRAMMER - PRODUCER

imageGIL SHARONE
DRUMS

imagePAUL WILEY
LIVE GUITARIST

imageDANIEL FOX
LIVE KEYBOARDS & PERCUSSION

WES BORLAND

Wes Borland is a career musician, guitarist, singer, and painter, known chiefly as frontman of American rock band Black Light Burns, and lead guitarist in American 'Nu-Metal' band Limp Bizkit.

Borland was hired to play lead guitar for Marilyn Manson during the summer of 2008, and performed only two shows with the band.
Although Borland expressed the desire to write for their then-upcoming seventh studio album, he left to rejoin Limp Bizkit during 2008, announcing the move officially in February 2009.

Of all the guitarists Marilyn Manson has worked with, Wes Borland's tenure was undoubtedly the briefest and least tangible.

On August 14th, 2008, Manson spoke in Seoul, Korea at a press conference for the band's one-off performance at 2008's ETP Festival (held in Korea):-

press_conference "We've brought a new person into the group, so we have a new guitar player that's playing for the first time tomorrow, this is the first time he's played on stage [with Marilyn Manson] and his name is Wes Borland. He used to be in a really terrible band that he left because he felt that it was a destructive force in art.
He has his own band Black Light Burns but now he is in Marilyn Manson for now. We don't know how permanent that is, but starting tomorrow will be the first step."
Marilyn Manson, 14.08.2008

The show went ahead, with several photographs surfacing online from Korean newscasters of Borland on stage with Manson. Later blogs by Borland on his Black Light Burns MySpace page suggested that he would perhaps work with Manson in the studio, on sessions for an album Manson had noted was in production during the ETP conference. This album would eventually become The High End Of Low, although Borland did not contribute to the record at all.

Borland played one more show with the band, at an exclusive Hot Topic managerial meeting in the Marriott Hotel, Los Angeles, on October 5th 2008.
Although heavily speculated between Manson enthusiasts, Borland's future with Marilyn Manson was uncertain from this point forth until an official statement from Limp Bizkit on their website [02.11.2009] confirming the reunion as genuine.

Speaking with Kerrang! magazine in May of 2009, Manson commented strongly on Borland's choice to defect:-

"We almost made the mistake of having Wes play guitar but he re-joined Limp Bizkit. That move forever eradicated my feelings on his choices in life as an artist. He said he would never go back. If the reason is money, then I'd rather roll up a 5 note and shove it up my urethra. I'd rather set my dick on fire than join something that I hated."

Rather more diplomatically, Borland responded:-

"I wrote nine songs to be submitted to the Manson record and none of them made it. I was really in hired gun land there, but was sort of being told that I wasn't. So when I figured that whole thing out, I knew I was never going to get an inch into the band.
I love Manson, he's definitely one of the wildest personalities I've ever been around and one of the smartest people I've ever met but it's the Marilyn Manson show over there."

Whilst Borland still fronts Black Light Burns, they have been on indefinite hiatus since Borland's unexpected return to Limp Bizkit.

MEMBER DETAILS

Birth Date. 07.02.1975
Birth Place. Richmond, Virginia [USA]

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MUSICAL ROLE

Position. Live Guitarist
Instruments. Lead Guitar

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RELATED PROJECTS

Black Light Burns Limp Bizkit Big Dumb Face