Korn frontman Jonathan Davis recently discussed side effects of fame and fortune, stressing that money is indeed the root of all evil.
"I think money screws things up," the singer started during a Radio.com interview. "I think money takes away from your creativity. If you get anything you want, your creativity goes away. It's an easy out. Fame has changed our lives. Being able to go and do things ... do what we used to do."
Davis then remembered his first Bentley as possibly the worst investment ever made. "I've bought everything I could dream of," he said. "I remember when I bought my first Bentley. I always loved those cars as a kid and growing up and I could finally afford one. And then it became the stupidest thing I ever bought. Over the years ... I think money ruins everything."
Jonathan explained further, "It's nice to have it and not worry about but it also brings a lot of problems. Addiction. This is pretty self-explanatory. I'm sure [Brian Welch] was depressed through all that, but I've always been battling depression so it's a part of our band. When he was going through all that stuff, he had to separate himself from us in order to go get his head together again."
Korn recently posted an official "Reconciliation" documentary trailer, showing the band discussing the separation period with guitarist Brian "Head" Welch.
"I wasn't happy. I did't like being in a band, I didn't like most of the guys and I didn't like myself more than anything," Head stated. "Being a drug addict, not liking your surroundings and trying to raise a daughter at the same time - it just doesn't really work, so something needed to give, something needed to change and I didn't care what the cost was gonna be. I needed to live, I needed to come back to life, because I'm almost dead."
While discussing his return, Head briefly commented: "God is the God of reconciliation and I started to see that he was reconciling my friends and my family and my life, so I just stepped forward and here I am."
Korn are set to release their new album "The Paradigm Shift" on October 8 via Caroline Records as the first studio effort in 10 years to feature Head on guitar.