Korn’s Jonathan Davis On Fieldy: “I Pray That He Can Figure It Out And Get Better And Come Back And Be A Huge Part Of This Band Again”

As previously reported, Korn bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu is currently taking a break from the band to address some “bad habits.” Now, during a recent interview with Kerrang!, frontman Jonathan Davis and guitarist Brian “Head” Welch further discussed their bandmate’s hiatus.

Welch said the following:

“The best thing to do is stay at home, be with your family, and start processing. He’s got to find that healing. I still struggle with it. I had a few slip-ups with my ‘bad habits’ three-to-four years ago, so I understand it, but I dealt with it by hitting it head-on and stopping it from becoming a problem. I’m not concerned because I know he’s going to be okay.”

Davis added:

“I love him; he’s my brother. But I watched somebody I care about die and I’m not going to fucking do that again. I refuse to. I will feel guilt for the rest of my fucking life because of that. I tried my hardest but perhaps if I’d been a little bit tougher there’d have been a different outcome. I pray that he can figure it out and get better and come back and be a huge part of this band again.”

Despite his hiatus, Arvizu will still appear on the band’s new album “Requiem” (out February 4).

Korn’s Munky Offers Update On Fieldy’s Status In The Band: “He’s Just Taking Some Time To Kinda Figure Out What Makes Him Happy”

During a recent appearance on Loudwire Nights, Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer offered an update on bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu’s status in the band. According to him, Fieldy is “just taking some time to kinda figure out what makes him happy.”

Munky said the following:

“I mean, right now he’s just taking some time to kinda figure out what makes him happy and figure out his happiness and what he wants to do with his life, I guess is the best way to put it. And make sure his mental health is at its best, because if your mental health isn’t good, or you’re not clear, you’re gonna make bad choices.

I’ll make an example. I had my own challenges through the years, and once you get clarity, your life becomes a lot easier to manage. We’re just giving him time to like, no pressure, just figure out what you want to do because we can still work and we can still go out and tour. But we miss him. We love the guy, and we want him to just be healthy.”

This news comes as Korn are preparing to release their new album, “Requiem,’ on February 4.

Korn Recruit Suicidal Tendencies Bassist Ra Diaz For Upcoming Tour

Korn have announced that Suicidal Tendencies bassist Roberto “Ra” Diaz will be joining them on their summer tour with Staind. This news comes after Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu previously revealed that he is taking a hiatus from the band to focus on “personal issues that at times have caused [him] to fall back on some of [his] bad habits.”

Korn commented:

“We appreciate your kind words of support in response to the recent tour update about Fieldy. While our brother takes some time to heal, we wanted to let you know that we are bringing our friend Ra Diaz from Suicidal Tendencies out with us this summer to fill in on Korn bass duties. We’ve all been rehearsing to get ready to bring the heat, and we can’t wait to see you next month. Tickets available at Kornofficial.com.”

Here’s the band’s current dates:

With Staind & ’68:

08/05 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
08/07 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
08/08 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
08/10 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
08/11 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
08/13 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
08/14 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
08/17 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/18 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/20 Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
08/21 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
08/24 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
08/25 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
08/27 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
08/28 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

With Staind & Fire From The Gods:

08/31 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/02 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
09/03 Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
09/05 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
09/06 Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater
09/09 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
09/11 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/12 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/14 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
09/15 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
09/18 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
09/19 Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
09/21 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/23 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life (festival date)

Fieldy To Take Hiatus From Korn

Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu has announced that he will be taking a hiatus from Korn. The bassist made the decision so he can focus on “personal issues that at times have caused [him] to fall back on some of [his] bad habits.”

Fieldy said the following:

“To all Korn fans worldwide. The past 6 years I’ve been dealing with some personal issues that at times have caused me to fall back on some of my bad habits and has caused some tension with the people around me. It’s been suggested to me to take some time off to heal. I’m going to respect what was asked of me and take that time. Unfortunately you will not see me on stage with my band. I will be working towards getting the bad habits out of my system. In the meantime I will be staying creative to keep my mind & soul in a good place.

I’m thankful for all of your support, patience & understanding as we all have something that we deal with.

Jonathan, Munky, Ray and Head, I love you and I don’t want to bring any tension or bad vibes to the circle.


Korn briefly commented as well:

“We love and support our brother, Fieldy. Health and family always comes first.⁣”

This news comes after the band recently announced a summer tour with Staind.

Stillwell (Korn, P.O.D.) Reveal New Album Title

Stillwell, the project featuring Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu (Korn), Noah “Wuv” Bernardo (P.O.D.), and Q-Unique, have officially confirmed that their new album will be titled “Supernatural Miracle.” That effort will be released on September 18 with the first single set to debut on September 4.



StillWell (Korn, P.O.D.) Planning To Release New Album In September

StillWell, the project featuring Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu (Korn), Noah “Wuv” Bernardo (P.O.D.), and Q-Unique, are planning to release their new album in September. Wuv confirmed the news in the below post, which also showcases the band’s new limited edition figure:

Korn Bassist Fieldy Is Selling Autographed Prints Of His Paintings

Korn’s Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu is auctioning off autographed prints of various mixed media paintings he created. You can find the eBay links for those over at Facebook. Fieldy commented:

“Hey wha’s up, this is Fieldy from Korn. From February 2018-February 2019, during a difficult time in my life, I unexpectedly began a journey of mixed media painting on canvass, the result are these 10 characters I created that I call “Izms” Without any real knowledge of what I was doing, I just dove in and found a place of creative peace. Now I’m excited to share “Izms” with you…”

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Korn’s Fieldy Premieres “Zibba Zibop” Video

Korn bassist Fieldy has premiered a new video for his new song “Zibba Zibop,” via PledgeMusic. The track, which features his Korn bandmate Ray Luzier, will appear on his new bass album, “Bassically” (out November 17).

Click the LINK to check out the video.