KORN Confirms New Touring Guitarist

The Pulse of Radio reports: KORN frontman Jonathan Davis confirmed before his solo show in New York City on Tuesday night (November 13) that the guitarist in his backing band, Shane Gibson, will also join KORN as its touring guitarist for the group's upcoming European trek. Davis told The Pulse of Radio that not only is Gibson a great guitarist, but he reminds Davis of original KORN axeman Brian "Head" Welch. "Amazing shredder, can just do the most crazy, crazy, crazy stuff," he said. "And he really, really reminds me of Head. Not in his playing, more about just his presence and how he's so introverted and how he walks across the room and just everything seems to fall over. And it's kind of cool to have that energy back 'cause I miss that so much, 'cause I miss Head so much."

Gibson will take over for guitarist Clint Lowery, who toured with KORN throughout 2007 but left last month due to family issues.

Gibson will be joined on KORN's early 2008 trip to Europe by touring drummer Ray Luzier, formerly of the DAVID LEE ROTH band and ARMY OF ANYONE. Luzier takes over for Joey Jordison, who has also been touring with KORN but is now regrouping with SLIPKNOT to begin work on that group's next effort.

Davis kicked off his first-ever solo tour last week and plays Friday night (November 16) in Philadelphia.


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