Korn not too long ago introduced that bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu can be stepping down for just a few months to cope with “some private points.” Arvizu is at the moment changed by Suicidal Tendencies bassist Roberto “Ra” Diaz, although Korn guitarist guitarist Brian “Head” Welch does not count on that to be for too lengthy.
Welch mentioned in an interview with 97.9 GRD that Arvizu simply wanted a while off and will probably be again quickly.
“Fieldy is sweet, man. He is at residence, and he is along with his youngsters. I wanna say that Fieldy’s dad. He is dude, and he has his life structured. The unhealthy habits he talked about within the press — everybody has their points in life. However these he’ll work on in his personal method. However that dude is — I look as much as him as a dad, really.
“He is had 5 youngsters. He at all times says, ‘I’ve obtained two thousand youngsters,’ ‘trigger it feels prefer it some days. However he is dad. He is gone by means of quite a bit, man, personally, and he simply wants a while off to replicate on himself and his household. That is it.”
Welch additionally touched on how Diaz obtained the gig.
“Effectively, there’s COVID and every little thing, so after we began speaking about it, it was a factor the place we needed to watch out nonetheless and whatnot. ‘Trigger it was a pair, just a few months in the past or no matter. So we simply began brainstorming and hitting up mates and whatnot.
“We’d like the slap — we want the slap bass, we want the finger enjoying, we want somebody, ‘trigger Fieldy is exclusive — very distinctive. So it simply type of occurred that method, man, the place Ra, he was open as a result of Suicidal is just not going out till subsequent yr. I believe Mike Muir has a again surgical procedure or one thing this yr. So it simply labored out, man.
“He got here down, we jammed. He is a very humble man, and simply very proficient. He can play something — from jazz to slap to something. He performed all of the songs with, like, three errors out of 10 songs or one thing — little errors. I imply, not even errors — it was simply, like, ‘I assumed I heard it that method.’ They weren’t even errors. So we have been, like, ‘Okay. You bought it down.'”
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