Borland Talks Big Dumb Face


Bizkit guitarist sets month-long tour behind side-project release
Posted Mar 1, 2001 at 12:00am
"I'm so stupid that I started another band," says Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland of his new side project, Big Dumb Face. "It seemed like a really good idea and then now it's like I'm paying the piper. It's like, 'Whoa, this is so much more work' [laughs]. Why didn't I think about that?"

After wrapping up a globetrotting tour behind Bizkit's Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, Borland assembled a group of friends and recorded Duke Lion Fights the Terror. Should that not be enough to keep the guitarist busy, he's plotted a twenty-five-date tour with the unit that will put him on the road through much of March and April.

"I'm really psyched, doing Limp Bizkit wasn't enough for me," he says sarcastically. "I had to start up another band. But hopefully it'll be like a vacation, because it's with all my best friends. You get to wear Speedos every night and do stupid songs. We might even do some Limp Bizkit covers. We thought about the person who's going to yell out, 'Play "Nookie"!' So we're gonna come up with new versions of Limp Bizkit songs, done Big Dumb Face style."

Big Dumb Face will launch their tour on March 15th in Seattle, where Borland says they will "blow through the record start to finish . . . and barely even talk at all. But I'm sure by the time we get to New York, we'll be like, 'Hey, let's take a twenty-minute break.' And I'm sure we'll be doing all kinds of retarded things like playing short indie films during the set. It'll be entertaining, but it'll be pretty stupid."

And fans should get their money's worth, as Borland jokes that the sets will be "so long it's gonna melt your head off. You're probably gonna want to leave before we're done."

Big Dumb Face tour dates:

3/15: Seattle, Showbox
3/16: Portland, OR, Roseland Theater
3/18: San Francisco, Slim's
3/20: Los Angeles, El Rey Theater
3/21: Anaheim, House of Blues
3/22: Las Vegas, The Joint
3/24: Mesa, AZ, Nile Theater
3/26: Dallas, Deep Ellum
3/27: Austin, La Zona Rosa
3/29: New Orleans, House of Blues
3/30: Birmingham, AL, Five Points Music Hall
3/31: Atlanta, The Masquerade
4/2: St. Louis, The Pageant
4/3: Chicago, Metro
4/4: Minneapolis, Quest Club
4/6: Detroit, St. Andrews Hall
4/7: Toronto, The Guvernment
4/9: New York, Irving Plaza
4/10: Boston, Axis
4/11: Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
4/13: Providence, RI, Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
4/14: Philadelphia, Theater of Living Arts
4/15: Norfolk, VA, The NorVa
4/16: Raleigh, NC, The Ritz
4/18: Lake Buena Vista, FL, House of Blues

Written by ANDREW DANSBY and JENNY ELISCU for RollingStone.com News

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