Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch On Ex-Drummer David Silveria: “I’ve Got Nothing But Respect For Him”


Korn‘s relationship with estranged ex-drummer David Silveria has been a touchy subject for the band as they currently celebrate the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut album. Earlier in the year Silveria filed suit against the band, for amongst other things, being denied his return to the band. Amidst that, some trash talk and more, at least one member of the band wishes him no ill will. Guitarist Brian “Head” Welch recently told Loudwire:

“First of all, I love David. I’ve got nothing but positive vibes for him. They had their issues with David for years. After I left or the next year he left. They told him to take a break and he never called back. He started calling back about three years ago and wanted to do a reunion thing. He asked me and I said I didn’t want to do it because at the time I didn’t want to do it. But after I got on stage with them, it was just like, “Whoah, I think I should do this. This is meant to be.” But Jonathan and David, they have some things that they haven’t worked out and so, I just stayed out of it.

But I’ve got nothing but respect for him and that first album was awesome. It was the closest we were at the beginning of Korn. We were in a studio with Ross, writing songs together. It seemed like some of the members on the next few albums after that were a little distant, not as hungry to throw all they had into it, but that time was a great experience.”

Korn have just begun their U.S. self-titled album 20th anniversary tour with Suicide Silence and Islander.