According to The Pulse Of Radio, chances of former KORN drummer David Silveria returning to the band are pretty slim these days. Apparently, a fan took to Silveria's Facebook as asked about a fight that he and bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu got into — which was cited in Fieldy's 2010 autobiography, "Got The Life". Silveria responded to the fan, saying, "Ha ha!! Fieldy NEVER threw down his bass and tried to fight me. He is a coward with a big mouth and he knows I would beat his ass like the little wimp that he is. I would love for him to talk shit to my face now. I would love to crush him like a bitch."
He continued, "Sorry, guys. Fieldy has acted like a tough guy for so long it's nice to tell the truth. Not only is he NOT a tough guy but he's a cowardly little bitch. He never tried to fight me 'cuz he knows I would squash him like a bug. He acted like a tough guy on tour to our staff 'cuz he knew he could get away with it because our crew got paid well and didn't want to lose their jobs. He used that to walk around acting like he thought he was a tough gangsta. Our entire crew laughed at him behind his back because they all knew he is a pussy. I would love to see him out somewhere with no security to protect the runt. He wouldn’t say anything because he's totally scared of me."
Silveria also urged fans to share his comments anywhere that Fieldy may see it.
KORN singer Jonathan Davis has ruled out the possibility of a reunion with the band's former drummer, David Silveria, saying that the group's current incarnation is "perfect."
Silveria was the second member of KORN's original lineup to depart, leaving in late 2006. Guitarist Brian "Head" Welch exited the group in 2005. But while Welch continued as a solo artist until rejoining KORN this year, Silveria retired to Huntington Beach, California and opened a restaurant.
During an interview with U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine, singer Jonathan Davis was asked if there I any chance of Silveria coming back to the band. "No," he replied. "I don't wanna say any negative stuff, but where we're at right now is perfect and [current KORN drummer] Ray [Luzier] is an amazing drummer. He fits in good and doesn't have any typical drummer's complexes."
Silveria surfaced recently to answer fan questions on his Facebook page, during which he gave the current version of the group a little bit of a slam while emphasizing how important he was to the group's original sound and even how they came together. "I am a funky groove drummer and Ray is a heavy metal drummer," he said. "That's why KORN will never sound as unique as we used to . . . KORN lost their groove."
Silveria claimed he wasn't "talking crap" about his former group, but then went on to say, "Until they have the real 'funky drummer' it's just not gonna groove the way it could. I've made it clear that I would come back and restore the groove."
Davis told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that he believed Silveria lost his passion for music. "David was there to write beats but he wasn't really there," he said. "He really didn't like playing drums. The first two albums, I think, he really enjoyed playing drums and then after that he just lost his love for playing drums. It happens. Okay, good for him, he wanted to move on and do something else."