Former KORN drummer David Silveria says that the only way he could see himself ever playing with the band again is if they were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Silveria, who drummed on all of KORN's recordings through 2005's "See You On The Other Side" album, made the comment during an appearance on the latest installment of the "Talk Toomey" podcast.
Asked if he thinks he will ever reunite with KORN on stage, either for a one-off concert appearance or at a hypothetical Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction, Silveria said (hear audio below): "I think it's a good possibility I could play with them at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, but I don't see anything past that."
David also talked about his absence from the rock scene for more than a decade after his exit from KORN. "For quite a few of those years, I owned two restaurants, and I was mainly just working on the restaurants — I was managing the restaurants," he explained. "And then I sold one of them, and then I eventually decided to merge with some partners to take over the day-to-day for the second one. That was years where I was doing that, and I just got kind of sick of doing it and I just wanted to play music again."
One of the top-selling rock acts of the 1990s and early 2000s, KORN is eligible for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for the first time in 2019.
Artists are eligible for the Rock Hall 25 years after the release of their first album or single. Criteria for inclusion includes "the influence and significance of the artist's contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll."
KORN recently sued Silveria for allegedly violating the terms of the deal they negotiated with him three years ago.
Silveria, who left KORN in late 2006, sued his former bandmates in February 2015, claiming that his exit from the group was merely a hiatus and that he was rebuffed when he tried to return to the band in 2013.
When Silveria sued KORN in 2015, he was said to be especially upset over the fact that the band welcomed back guitarist Brian "Head" Welch six years ago but wouldn't do the same for him. Welch left the group in 2005 and continued as a solo artist before rejoining in 2013.
KORN singer Jonathan Davis told The Pulse Of Radio that he believed Silveria had lost his passion for playing music, saying: "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."
David told fans in 2013 that KORN was not the same since he left, saying, "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."
Silveria recently launched a new band called BIAS. He is joined in the Orange County, California-based group by bassist Chris Dorame, guitarists Joe Taback and Mike Martin and singer Rich Nguyen.
Silveria, Dorame and Taback previously played together in CORE 10, which "imploded" last year after releasing a couple of singles and playing a number of local shows.