Published Feb 27, 2015Life apparently isn't so peachy for Korn at the moment, as former drummer David Silveria has filed a lawsuit against his ex-bandmates seeking monies tied to "ownership interest." The legal move was made after the band denied the drummer's request to rejoin the fold following a seven-year "hiatus."
As explained in court documents obtained by TMZ, Silveria went on a self-described "hiatus" from Korn in 2006, but he says he never gave up his stake in the band. Though he was, in a sense, a freak unleashed, he explains that he still shares "ownership interest" with Korn and should be getting his part of the profits.
After taking a seven-year absence, Silveria approached the group's Jonathan Davis, James Shaffer, Brian Welch and Reggie Arvizu last fall about jumping back behind the drum kit, but the request was denied. The Berkeley, CA-bred combo have had drummer Ray Luzier as a permanent member of the band since 2009.
Despite this, Silveria's crying foul since guitarist Welch (a.k.a. Head), who had been out of the band since 2005, had rejoined the group in 2013. Welch's hiatus involved him becoming a born again Christian and releasing solo work and material with Love and Death.
Korn currently have plans to head out on tour in 2015 to celebrate their 1994 debut, Korn. Since he wasn't asked to take part on a tour for an album he helped create, Silveria is quite critical of the in-the-works trip.
"I feel like it was wrong to go play this record without me, because I was just as much of a creative input as any of these guys while writing and making this record," Silveria told Rolling Stone. "So I think it was wrong to do it without me, but it's not really weird. They've been playing and touring for years without me. I just think they should've asked me to come play the tour."
As a founding member of Korn, Silveria recorded on seven studio LPs, up to 2005's See You on the Other Side.