Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares discussed rejecting an offer to audition to replace Wes Borland in Limp Bizkit in a new Talk Toomey podcast interview.
“We were on tour with Iron Maiden around ’95 when they had Blaze Bayley. We were playing everywhere and we met the guys from Limp Bizkit.
“They came on our bus, they played the demo – their first demo – and they said that [producer] Ross Robinson was going to be producing the [‘Three Dollar Bill, Y’all’] album and this and that and they were going be in L.A. and to come to hang out.
“And so Ross Robinson called us up and Limp Bizkit were there and I was able to be on their first record on a song called ‘Indigo Flow.’
“Later on they had asked me to audition for Limp Bizkit when they lost Wes [Borland], I respectfully declined. I was like, ‘Nah…’
“But way back, I saw Limp Bizkit fucking blow the fuck up and how that happened.
“Same thing with Korn – I witnessed Korn blow the fuck up too. I was there, we were on tour with them.
“The minute they [Korn] fucking started selling fucking 70,000 records a week, it was stupid. It was fucking insane how they blew up. We were on [the 1995] tour with Megadeth, Korn, Flotsam & Jetsam, and Fear Factory opening up.
“Literally on that tour things started to take a shift for that band – because remember this was still their first album and they’d been working that [self-titled debut] album [Korn] for about a year and a half before it really started to take off.
“So they blew the fuck up and I was witnessing all that and I’m like, ‘Fuck. We’re selling like 5,000 records a week, 10,000 records a week,’ and they’re like, ‘Oh I’m doing 50,000’ and the next week, ‘Oh I’m doing 70,000,’ and I’m like, ‘Holy fuck.'” Ultimate-Guitar transcribed his comments.