Ex-Korn guitarist asks to rejoin band

Former Korn guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch, who spectacularly quit the nu-metal titans in 2005 after finding Jesus, recently asked to rejoin the band, guitarist James 'Munky' Shaffer alleges.

"It's kind of a strange thing, Brian actually contacted us recently and wanted to come back to the band," Munky told Attitude TV. "And it was not the right time for us."

Upon his departure, Welch was featured on US news channel CNN being baptised in the River Jordan. He subsequently started a heated exchange in the media with singer Jonathan Davis, slamming his former band and claiming "Korn care only about making money."

"It's kind of like if you divorced your wife and she went on and she stayed successful and her career flourished, and you go back and say, 'My gosh, she's still hot.' 'Baby, can we get back together?'," Munky continued. "I don't see it happening right now."

Munky went on to discuss former drummer David Silveria, who quit Korn in December 2006 to spend more time with his family and concentrate on his restaurant businesses.

"As far as David goes, I heard he sold every single drum he owns, or he gave [them] away," said Munky. "He doesn't even own a drum stick. I mean, it blows me away [that] one of the best drummers I've ever played with - and I think a lot of people have ever heard - [has gone in] the opposite direction."

"The music business can be dirty and some people can endure it and some people just don't want anything to do with it once something bad has happened to them," he added.

Korn are currently in the studio with producer Ross Robinson (Slipknot, Amen, Glassjaw) working on their ninth studio album.


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