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Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland returns to stage after breaking hand: "three fingers was enough to get the job done"

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From having his pedalboard drenched with a “jacuzzi amount of water” mid song to being fake chair-smashed by Fred Durst, Limp Bizkit electric guitar player Wes Borland hasn’t always had an easy go of things. 

But Borland always perseveres, as demonstrated in a new Instagram post where the guitarist announced he had “nailed” his first show back after recovering from a broken hand.

“I can’t express the amount of anxiety I was having leading up to this but three fingers was enough to get the job done,” he wrote.

As for the Bizkit haters out there that might attest that three fingers is perhaps already two more than necessary to jam, say, Break Stuff or Nookie, may we direct you to Borland’s own words of wisdom from years back:

“Musicians are not mathematicians. Feeling and soul over technique and speed.”

Preach on, Wes, and welcome back.

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.