David Silveria went on hiatus in 2006, but he's not welcome to their reunion with founding guitarist Brian "Head" Welch this year.
Posted on Feb 11, 2013 03:48 pm
Korn won't be calling former drummer David Silveria for their reunion with guitaristBrian "Head" Welch - and not because he's just pleaded guilty to a DUI charge.
Silveria went on an "indefinite hiatus" in 2006, but despite the phrasing technically leaving the door open to rejoin in the future, Head says he's not welcome for now.
"David has really said some crazy things online about personal things and he's not in a place where people would really want him around," Head told Media Mikes. "That happened before I talked with them [about a reunion] but I guess the things he said were really crazy. Those guys were in a band together for so long so I don't know, but for now it's just not going to happen."
Silveria claims he had not been drinking when he reversed into another car, and that he blew a 0.0 on a breathalyser at the scene. Police chose to arrest him when he mentioned taking a sleeping pill to help with insomnia the night before, according to Blabbermouth. It is his first offence.
As a result, Silveria has been sentenced to three years of informal probation, a three-month first-offender program, and to attend a victim impact panel.
Meanwhile, Head updated fans on his reunion tour dates with the band this year and says they'll pick up the pace on rehearsals in the next couple of months:
"It's going to be a lot of fun to play those old songs again. The times we have been together so far have been nothing but positive between everyone. It's like nothing negative ever happened between any of us... I love my old friends and it feels good to connect again."
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