Korn Drummer Takes A Break

Drummer David Silveria has announced that he will be taking a temporary hiatus from Korn while the band records new album.

Korn Drummer Takes A Break
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Korn taped a performance over the weekend for MTV's "Unplugged" series without drummer David Silveria, who's stepping away from the group for awhile. "I just need a break for right now," said Silveria in a statement, according to liveDaily.com. The group's new CD is tentatively scheduled for a June 2007 release. In related news, Korn performed an acoustic set on Saturday (December 9th) at the MTV studios in New York City for an MTV "Unplugged" special. The show will air online February 10 and on TV February 17, with the show slated to be released on CD on February 20. Evanescence singer Amy Lee and members of The Cure made guest appearances at the taping. Korn's "Unplugged" performance will be the band's second televised acoustic stint, following one on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" back in July. The group's first acoustic gig ever was recorded for AOL Sessions earlier this year. Singer Jonathan Davis told Launch that the band hardly prepared for the event. "We literally showed up two hours before we were supposed to tape," he said. "We'd never even tried to go acoustic before, and that's what came out. Honest to God. Everybody's all, 'You're lying, you guys practiced.' Nothing. We literally walked in, messed around, played the songs a couple of times, and it is what it is. And we had no idea what was gonna happen. We got in there and it just came out great."

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    mellowdude
    Man i guess if Dave feels like it, damn, o wells hopefully there 8th album still stays on track though!
    royrocks26
    Personally - Big fan of KoRn, seen them numorous times, and I still like their new music a lot. In my opinion Silveria was a huge part of the band, he's got a very unique style, and his leave will be noticed. He'll be back though, it's only a "break." It's not like he's leaving for good. And good call Kopperhead91. I agree. I still think their pretty damn huge despite losing Head. Can't wait till their new album.
    darkfire_storm
    Jard_weirdo wrote: he notice that jonathan davis is fat and baldy. he might go there soon.
    dude, dont be dumb. davis is neither fat or balding. he was fat, after take a look in the mirror, but hes lost most of it. i saw them twice in august, and hes not fat. who the hell would say hes bald? thats just dumb, dont be dumb. korn is not over. theyve already annouced that theyre recording more albums, having a hiatus doesnt mean theyre dead.
    Kartman
    Remeber Aerosmith? Every band has had their downtime... now is Korns. I think they'll be back on the horse within a matter of years.
    CodySG
    Honestly, Korn is just about over. Nu-Metal is more or less gone, the bands that where nu-metal have either dissapeared, or adapted to become rock or something. I just don't think Korn can have a sound or image outside of nu-metal.... Oh well, at least they managed to get some kids into real metal before they poofed.
    Kotex
    The deftones were around before them. I think they formed in '89. Korn in '93.
    blink_15
    ComeClarity44 wrote: kurtshapedbox wrote: ^although if Lars left Metallica most people would be excited, and they might find someone actually good at drums as a replacement. Sounds like the fans of Korn arent to happy about Korn's drummer's absence though. lol true, Lars Ulrich sucks so bad, but this is surely one dudes way of saying im not gonna play for a while, not him 'leaving korn' as someone said they should fold now and be done with it
    Wtf Lars kicks ass, if he sucked so bad how come hes playing heavy metal on stage nearly everynight for 3 hours?
    Slut
    Checked. And stop the Metallica VS Deftones VS Korn VS Pantera VS Trivium BS. If you guys keep it up I'll start handing out warnings.
    that_1_dude24
    Great band (well they used to be good) I hope they don't create more albums like their last one. I think their drummer is still going to stay with the group though.
    drummerdude92
    darkfire_storm wrote: Jard_weirdo wrote: he notice that jonathan davis is fat and baldy. he might go there soon. dude, dont be dumb. davis is neither fat or balding. he was fat, after take a look in the mirror, .
    haha, coincidence he lost it after that album... anyways on topic, hel be back and this album will kick arse!
    EMXplode
    CodySG wrote: Honestly, Korn is just about over. Nu-Metal is more or less gone, the bands that where nu-metal have either dissapeared, or adapted to become rock or something. I just don't think Korn can have a sound or image outside of nu-metal.... Oh well, at least they managed to get some kids into real metal before they poofed. who really cares if its nu-metal, i'm the bassist of a death/thrash metal band called Endo-Method and i been a Korn fan since 1993, and their a huge influence on me, and it doesn't matter if there "nu-metal" or death or doom or speed or anything metal is metal doesnt matter what kind quit labeling it and just listen and like it, **** you people piss me off
    EMXplode
    CodySG wrote: Honestly, Korn is just about over. Nu-Metal is more or less gone, the bands that where nu-metal have either dissapeared, or adapted to become rock or something. I just don't think Korn can have a sound or image outside of nu-metal.... Oh well, at least they managed to get some kids into real metal before they poofed. who really cares if its nu-metal, i'm the bassist of a death/thrash metal band called Endo-Method and i been a Korn fan since 1993, and their a huge influence on me, and it doesn't matter if there "nu-metal" or death or doom or speed or anything metal is metal doesnt matter what kind quit labeling it and just listen and like it, **** you people piss me off
    xxadamnxx
    ok.. ive been a korn fan for the longest time, the band started its steady decline after issues came out. their egos all got waaay too big. its been made perfectly clear that head was the sole creator of all their quality riffs. you can see it when they play live now, munky looks so lost onstage playing his terrible riffs. in an old korn tape they openly admited that head was the most talented member of the band. dave is jumping off a ship that has been sinking for the past 6 or 7 years, their acoustic set is proof of it. korn used to be one of the most original bands with their unique sound but they've lost their niche. their acoustic set was terrible, there was absolutely no creative elements from anyone from 'korn', munky and fieldy especially, they both played their exact parts just on acoustics, munky even used a number of different pedals on their "unplugged" show. they should have quit along time ago.
    Iron Skull
    I was told that Terry Bozzio will (probably) stand in Silveria. Now that would be worth seeing.
    drummerdude92
    oops. i deleted too much
    darkfire_storm wrote: Jard_weirdo wrote: he notice that jonathan davis is fat and baldy. he might go there soon. dude, dont be dumb. davis is neither fat or balding. he was fat, after take a look in the mirror, but hes lost most of it.
    wickbone73
    how are they falling apart if theyre still making music? how are they has beens if there still making headlines. just because there not as 'famous' as they used to be, ie theyre not the 'hot' band of the time, doesnt mean theyre still not vital or important. they are ****ing pioneers. doesnt anyone realize how awesome that is that they didnt even need top practice and just went up onstage and did that? doesnt that just show how tight they are. having a break is understandable, hes been at it for 15+ years in that band.
    Galvatron
    Maybe he is sick of britney spears and hilary duffs song writers writing songs for them because they have become so out of touch
    Kopperhead91
    i dont see why everyone thinks korn is falling apart. ive been a fan since '99. and the new album was great. it is my second favorite album by them. and yea they are really going downhill: playing to sold out arenas all over the country, releasing a chart topping album, going acoustic when some bands havent even gone near that(and it was a great acoustic set, i liked it) and still going great and strong even after their guitarist left, yea thats fallin apart all right.and before you say shit, im 16 not 12.
    CoreysMonster
    Korn is definately falling apart. This guy's style is so unique, at least on the first couple of Korn albums. Influenced a lot of friends of mine. I agree, Korn is slowly, but surely, falling apart. Give it a couple of years, only Munky and Davis will be on the stage - playing acoustic. Too bad, though. Always liked this band.
    PLOP
    I think that after head leaving, see you on the other side, and now this, that korn are said and done. its sad to say, but all good things come to an end
    thirdeyepried
    Isn't jonathan davis doing his solo thing right now. Wasn't he already kind of on a break by default. How do you go on hiatus from a vacation. Leave it to korn
    tud
    acoustic? interesting... korn is played out, they should've just folded when Head left. these guys egos are bigger than the arenas they use to sell out.
    efferus
    He's taking a hiatus between now and their next cd scheduled to release within the next 12 months?... Doesn't sound like it's all that big of a deal.
    ComeClarity44
    kurtshapedbox wrote: ^although if Lars left Metallica most people would be excited, and they might find someone actually good at drums as a replacement. Sounds like the fans of Korn arent to happy about Korn's drummer's absence though.
    lol true, Lars Ulrich sucks so bad, but this is surely one dudes way of saying im not gonna play for a while, not him 'leaving korn' as someone said they should fold now and be done with it
    mrwalnuts
    korn do not suck. seriously, if they sucked then no one would listen to them or buy their albums...and see you on the other side sold alot (although i thought the last album was not good). and its understandable for a band member to take a break after he just got done numerous tours around the world. so all you haters stfu
    mrwalnuts
    and i dont think they will stop writing for a while. they are far from dead.
    kurtshapedbox
    ^although if Lars left Metallica most people would be excited, and they might find someone actually good at drums as a replacement. Sounds like the fans of Korn arent to happy about Korn's drummer's absence though.
    bdub98899
    Possession wrote: this is all jesus's fault.
    Lol. true. But i think they should have given up after Untouchables or Take a Look in the Mirror. They are just, I hate to say it, but done.
    danos1204
    This is not a bad sign for Korn. Dave is just taking a break. He never said he's leaving forever. Why the hell do people always make the ego comment. These guys are amazing and yeah they have reached some points, but their egos have nothing to do with it, they are still outstanding guys.
    Kurt6794
    hahaha i was actually at the unplugged performance met them all they signed so much stuff for me. def buy the cd ur all in for a real treat!!!!
    poad
    in the past, every single band, whose member said "he's just takin a break", has fallen apart... i think, it's the end of korn, which begins with head's leaving
    Plumb
    Y does he wanna break? understandable i suppose been doin it for a while.