Founding Korn drummer David Silveria has reportedly apologised to his former bandmates for the “wrong and mean” things he has said to them over the years.
For any fan of nu-metal icons Korn, the name David Silveria is one that is mired in both admiration and controversy.
While Silveria helped form the band back in the early ’90s, his contributions have been absent from the band since 2006, when he was replaced by Ray Luzier following the announcement of a “temporary hiatus”.
Since then, things haven’t exactly been positive for Silveria. While the former Korn member has been targeted by his old bandmates over a massive royalties dispute, Silveria has become known for letting his feelings about the group become rather well-publicised.
In addition to stating that his replacement Ray Luzier “lacks groove”, David Silveria has also labelled bassist Reginald Arvizu a “cowardly little bitch”, and made frequent calls for a reunion of the band’s original lineup.
However, following Silveria’s post of a doctored Blabbermouth headline, one fan took the founding drummer to task for his behaviour.
“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,” wrote a user on Instagram.
“I know you had your reasons but you don’t win this one by being right you know?”
“The reason Head [founding guitarist Brian “Head” Welch] is back is none other than love, and love can’t be forced into people,” they continued. “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.”
Soon, David Silveria also appeared in the comments, responding to the fan’s comments and explaining that he has apparently spoken to his former bandmates in an attempt to make peace in regards to the things he said in the past.
“Normally wouldn’t even answer this,” Silveria began. “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.”
While Korn themselves have not responded to David Silveria’s comments, the band are currently gearing up to release their 13th album, The Nothing, this September.