Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland Shows Off His 5 Favorite Things

Limp Bizkit guitarist reveals his five favorite things in the entire world (or at least in his basement). Photos by Angela Boatwright

Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland leads Revolver through a trap door into his basement man cave where he works on music, paints, and stores his collection of oddities.

1. FAVORITE DEAD THING: Human remains collection
“I have a human skeleton, which is complete except for one kneecap. But the gem of my bone collection is a 2,000-year-old stretched-head Peruvian skull. The natives there used to bind their babies’ heads so the entire skull would lengthen into a cone.”

2. FAVORITE DANGEROUS THING: Bladed weapons collection
“When my career started taking off, I bought a bunch of swords, and I found out there are people that still make them like they did in medieval times. So I started learning how to blacksmith and make my own weapons. I used the hang my pieces on the walls, but it got too stupid-looking, especially because I live with a woman. My wife sometimes asks me if I know that she could kill me in my sleep, and I say, ‘Yup. Goodnight, dear.’”

3. FAVORITE FOOD: Korean Barbecue
“I can eat an amazing amount of bulgogi, which is marinated beef you cook at a table yourself. I will eat Korean barbecue in any country anywhere, any time. Strangely, I didn’t like it in Korea. Fred Durst’s brother, Corey, and I walked back to the hotel from the restaurant, and we both got the most incredible case of fecal urgency. Somehow we made it back without having to use an alleyway, and it was like the scene in Dumb and Dumber.”

4. FAVORITE PARTIES: Painting parties
“I’m really good friends with two great painters in LA, Kevin Llewellyn and Michael Hussar, who both host painting nights at their studios. We have between four and eight people there with a model—usually a hot chick that gets naked, so that’s a plus—and we smoke cigarettes, drink whiskey, and paint. Usually we’ll go from 9 at night to 5 in the morning. You learn a lot being around people that dwarf your ability.

5. FAVORITE FILM: The Holy Mountain
“I try to watch it at least once or twice a year, and I love turning people onto it because it’s pretty much the most insane thing ever. Whenever I’m short of creative ideas, I pop in The Holy Mountain. I’ve found it inspiring for stage moves, video ideas, songs, paintings—everything.”

 

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