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 Jonathan Davis Says The Recording Process For “Requiem” Was “One Of The Best Album Experiences” He Has Had

During a recent interview with Audacy Check In, Korn’s Jonathan Davis discussed the band’s upcoming album “Requiem” (out February 4). According to him, the recording process for the effort was “one of the best album experiences” he has had.

Davis said the following about the new record:

“It’s different. We’re always constantly evolving. There’s still our core sound there. But this time we did this, we had the luxury, we were on a forced timeout; we had all the time in the world.

Every single Korn record I’ve ever done, the band gets all the time in the world to get their stuff done, and the way I write and do my thing, I have to have the music all done and then I can do what I do. And they always book some tour, and it’s coming up, and I’m always hurrying and rushing to try and get it done. So this time, we had time. We came together. We’d do it in blocks — a week block, and write a week, and then be off. [We’d do that] once a month. I think we did three or four sessions and got the record recorded. It took me four or five months to do vocals. But overall, we’re really, really proud of it. We produced it with Chris Collier, who’s really good. And it was one of the best album experiences I’ve had.”

He also added the following about the effort’s first single “Start The Healing“:

“There’s a lot of stuff going on in there. I spent a lot of time layering vocals and using different microphones and doing all kinds of stuff that takes time and patience that most producers and singers don’t wanna do, ’cause it just sucks. But I’m at a point in my life where I have the freedom and the ability and the means to really do what I want and take the time and really present something the way that’s artistic and I love.”

Korn’s Jonathan Davis To Play The Villain In New Horror Movie “The Devil’s Tree”

According to Bloody Disgusting, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis will be playing a villain named “The Pet” in director Joshua Petrino’s upcoming horror film “The Devil’s Tree.” In addition to Davis, the movie will also feature Addy Miller (“The Walking Dead”) and Nick Principe (“Laid To Rest”).

Here’s a synopsis for the film:

“After visiting a landmark tree rumored to be a gateway to hell, a group of friends holds a pitiful house party where, without explanation, they realize they mentally can’t bring themselves to leave. Shortly after this revelation, torment and slaughter begin at the hands of a supernatural killer with a warped, sadistic sense of humor.”

Petrino also commented on working with Davis:

“Jonathan did an amazing job as our villain. He really helped us create a memorable character and it was a lot of fun working with him.”

Watch Korn’s Jonathan Davis Unbox His New Funko Pop! Figure

Funko have shared footage of Korn frontman Jonathan Davis unboxing his new Pop! Rocks vinyl figure. You can check out that clip below and purchase the collectible for yourself HERE.

Korn’s Jonathan Davis Thanks Fans For Their Support During His COVID-19 Recovery

Korn’s Jonathan Davis has taken to social media to thank fans for their support following his battle with COVID-19. As previously reported, the singer, who is reportedly fully vaccinated, is still dealing with some after-effects from the disease. Davis said the following:

“I’m not really good at this. I only know how to express my emotions is thru singing. I cannot thank all the people who prayed and wished me healing enough. In my whole career I’ve never felt so much love. I just want you all to know how much I love and appreciate all of you. I’m feeling better as each day passes.”

This news comes shortly after guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer tested positive for COVID-19. J.R. Bareis (Love And Death) is currently filling in for him.

Korn’s Jonathan Davis On His Battle With COVID-19: “That Shit Kicked My Motherfucking Ass”

As previously reported, Korn’s Jonathan Davis has been performing with a throne at recent live shows due after-effects related to his battle with COVID-19. The frontman, who is reportedly fully vaccinated, told the crowd the following about that during the band’s September 3 show at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, PA:

“It feels so good to be back, y’all. Some of you might know, some of you don’t, but I’m recovering. I got COVID, and that shit kicked my motherfucking ass. But I decided I’m not gonna fucking cancel. … So I might be standing up, I might be sitting in my chair, but I’m gonna give you a hundred motherfucking percent. So let’s scream and have a good motherfucking time tonight.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Korn’s Jonathan Davis Is “Still Struggling With COVID After-Effects”

Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch has offered a health update on his bandmate Jonathan Davis, who recently had a battle with COVID-19. The singer, who has been performing with a throne at recent live shows, is “still struggling with COVID after-effects.” Welch said the following:

“Shoutout to Indianapolis/Noblesville, Indiana… My God, you guys gave us so much love last night. We appreciate you so much. Jonathan Davis is still struggling with the COVID after-effects. He’s physically weak and having a mental battle. And any type of love, light and energy you can throw at him — prayers, all of it. We have shows coming up, so all of you guys, check the dates. Whatever show you’re going to, throw him some love and energy, man — he needs you more than ever.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Korn Confirm Jonathan Davis Is “On The Mend” Following COVID-19 Diagnosis, Plan To Return To The Road Next Week

Korn have offered a health update on Jonathan Davis, who recently tested positive for COVID-19. The band says the frontman is “on the mend” and will return to the stage on August 27 in Tinley Park, IL.

Korn issued the following statement:

“Thank you all for your words of support and well wishes for Jonathan Davis. He is on the mend, and we will be ready to bring this energy back to Chicago in one week. Head to Kornofficial.com for all upcoming and rescheduled dates.”

Tour Dates:

With Staind & ’68:

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)

With Staind & ’68:

09/25 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
09/26 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
09/28 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
10/01 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
10/02 Hartford, CT – Xfinity Center
10/03 Gilford, NH – Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion

Korn’s Jonathan Davis Tests Positive For COVID-19, Band Postpone/Cancel Several Shows

Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, several of the shows on the band’s summer tour with Staind have been postponed, while two others have been cancelled.

Korn issued the following statement:

“We really appreciate your patience as we work out the next steps for our tour. On Saturday, we received the unfortunate news that Jonathan tested positive for Covid, and needless to say, we had to postpone the show last minute. As a result of his positive test, we also need to reschedule the next handful of shows. As always, our primary goal is to ensure the safety of everyone involved, so this is something that has to be done. Jonathan’s spirits are high, and he’s resting and recovering now. We’re as disappointed as you are about the circumstances, but we’ll get through it though, and we can’t wait to see you once we’re back, firing on all cylinders once again.

We thank you all for your love and support!

Korn

The following shows are going to be rescheduled:

8/14 – Scranton, PA moving to 9/25
8/17 – Wantagh, NY moving to 9/28
8/18 – Holmdel, NJ moving to 9/26
8/20 – Hartford, CT moving to 10/2
8/21 – Mansfield, MA moving to 10/1
8/22 – Gilford, NH moving to 10/3

The following dates are being cancelled due to scheduling conflicts:

8/24 – Darien Center, NY*
8/25 – Syracuse, NY*

*Ticketholders for these two dates will be contacted for refunds.”

Listen To Korn Frontman Jonathan Davis’ Cover Of Pet Shop Boys’ “It’s A Sin”

Korn frontman Jonathan Davis‘ cover of Pet Shop Boys‘ “It’s A Sin” has officially been released as part of the soundtrack for season one of the “American Satan” spinoff series “Paradise City.” You can check that out below: