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Ex-Korn guitarist wants back in

By | Published on Wednesday 16 September 2009

Korn guitarist James ‘Munky’ Schaffer has claimed that his former bandmate, fellow guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch, recently asked to rejoin the band. Which is kind of strange, because when he found God and quit back in 2005 he seemed pretty adamant that their sinful ways were no good for anyone.

Speaking to Altitude TV, Shaffer said: “It’s kind of a strange thing. Brian actually contacted us recently and wanted to come back to the band. And it was not the right time… for us. We’re doing well, and it’s kind if you divorced your wife and she went on and she stayed successful and her career flourished, and you go back and [say], ‘My gosh, she’s still hot’. ‘Baby, can we get back together?’ ‘Wait a minute… All the stuff’s been divided’, and it’s like… I don’t see it happening right now. It’s not gonna happen right now”.

Staying on the subject of former band members, Schaffer was more concerned at the news that Korn’s former drummer, David Silveria, who left the band in 2006 in search of a quieter life, has subsequently sold all of his drumming equipment (which would make things quieter, I guess).

He said: “As far as David goes, I heard he sold every single drum he owns… or he gave it away. He doesn’t even own a drum stick. I mean, it blows me away. Wow, one of the best drummers I’ve ever played with and I think a lot of people have ever heard. Just to go the opposite direction. The music business can be dirty and some people can endure it and some people just don’t want anything to do with it once something bad has happened to them”.