Ex-KORN Drummer David Silveria Says He Apologized To His Bandmates
Drummer David Silveria drummed with Korn from their inception in 1993 up until 2006.He had been under the radar until the summer of 2013, when he emerged to take a shot at his successor, saying current Korn drummer Ray Luzier "lacks groove." Somehow, this was a power play to try to get back in the band but Jonathan Davis would have none of it. Later that year, he would call Korn bassist Fiedly "a cowardly little bitch." Korn and Silveria traded lawsuits with each other in both 2015 and 2019. Now Silveria has posted a Photoshopped version of a Blabbermouth article on his Instagram, and was called out for the move by user drumlatin.
“Dude I am a fan of yours really, but the truth is you super disrespected them publicly, you called them “cowardly little bitch”, you threatened them, you sued them, you wanted to force your way into the band thru the fans, I know you had your reasons but you don’t win this one by being right you know?
The reason Head is back is none other than love, and love can’t be forced into people…it only comes thru humility, forgiveness, and a sincere attempt to restore relationships for no other reason than the fact that they are your brothers, without these things if I was in Korn to be honest I don’t think I could have you around either, there’s just too much damage to overlook, anyways I don’t mean any disrespect I hope you can hear my heart, I am a fan and I believe your contributions to the band in the early days were invaluable, respect 🤘”
Silveria has since responded, saying he's apologized to the band in the past and that he was only making rude comments about them out of anger. He also throws guitarist Brian "Head" Welch under the bus a little bit, saying Welch spoke negatively of the band when he wasn't in between 2005 and 2013.
“normally wouldn’t even answer this. But to say. I have apologized to all members of korn. I was immature,hurt and mad that after head they wouldn’t let me back in. Specifically because the year before head came back I personally talked to head and tried to get him to along with me talk to the guys about both of us going back to korn.
At that time head said “David, you and I are good friends. But don’t call me if you are only going to try to get me to go back to korn. I will never go back.” Then less than a year later he goes back to korn. On our phone call he said very negative things about korn which I won’t repeat.
The things I said were wrong and mean. I haven’t said anything negative about korn in years now. I have the upmost respect for the guys and an appreciation for every one of those guys. The end”