Former Korn drummer David Silveria filed a lawsuit against his old band mates after they refused to allow him back into the band following his lengthy break. According to TMZ, the docs say Silveria claims his leave in 2006 was just a “hiatus” and he never gave up his ownership interests. So now, even though he hasn’t been performing with the band, he claims they owe him his cut of the cash Korn has made since he left in 2006.
Silveria is asking a judge to force the band to reveal how much money they have made since he took off. Once he gets his cut he is willing to dissolve his partnership with the group.
According to Silveria’s lawsuit, he is especially hurt that the band turned him away after they welcomed back Welch after he became a born-again Christian and left the group for seven years.
Silveria left Korn in 2006 and when he resurfaced in 2013, wanting back in the group, he took a shot at his successor Ray Luizer. According to Metal Injection, Silveria called out the group saying they had lost their original funky, groovy sound and it was Ray Luizer’s fault. Oh, and of course he was willing to come back and restore the groove.
However, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis was having none of it. Davis responded to the situation saying, “ No. I don’t wanna say any negative stuff, but where we’re at right now is perfect and [current Korn drummer] Ray [Luizer] is an amazing drummer. He fits in good and doesn’t have any typical drummer’s complexes.”