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Korn’s Jonathan Davis Dismisses Talk of Drummer David Silveria’s Return

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Former Korn drummer David Silveria recently made headlines by suggesting that he was ready to “restore the groove” for his onetime band. The musician spoke at length about how the band’s sound has changed and his openness to returning, but according to frontman Jonathan Davis it doesn’t look like that’s in the cards at this juncture.

Speaking to Metal Hammer about whether or not the band might reunite with Silveria like they did with guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch, Davis stated, “No. I don’t wanna say any negative stuff, but where we’re at right now is perfect and Ray [Luzier] is an amazing drummer. He fits in good and doesn’t have any typical drummer’s complexes.”

During Silveria’s ongoing discussion with Facebook fans earlier this month, he stated that he regretted the negativity that went on between he and the band members publicly. So Davis apparently followed suit with his very politically correct response to the question.

Silveria original reason for commenting on Korn’s drumming was to address fans who asked his opinion of their new single ‘Never Never.’ In the conversation he stated that he was a more “groove-based” drummer and that current skinbeater Ray Luzier was more of a metal-based drummer. He went on to say that he would love to “restore the groove” and stated that he was open to returning.

Korn, with Luzier behind the kit, will return to the road for more dates this fall supporting their upcoming album, ‘The Paradigm Shift.’

Next: Check Out Korn's 'The Paradigm Shift' Artwork + Track Listing

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