Korn Drummer Ray Luzier To Miss Upcoming Shows After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Korn drummer Ray Luzier will be missing three of the band’s shows with System Of A Down after testing positive for COVID-19. During his absence, Aric Improta (Fever 333) will be filling in. The group issued the following statement:

“Unfortunately, Ray has tested positive for COVID, and he will not be playing the next three shows in Vegas, Fresno, and Oakland. Korn will be continuing on as scheduled despite these circumstances. We are anticipating a quick recovery for Ray and he should be back to play the Los Angeles shows with us.”

Korn Drummer Ray Luzier To Guest On Mötley Crüe Guitarist Mick Mars’ New Solo Album

Korn drummer Ray Luzier will be guesting on Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars’ new solo album. Luzier said the following about that:

“When Mars invades your studio-👽- It’s an honor to work with this legend @mr.mickmars ! I’ve always loved his playing & tasty leads in Motley. To be playing on his solo record is pretty surreal, be on the look out for it! Plus he & his wife @serainamars are amazing humans.💥❤️ @_scott_bush_ @cmc21productions @jacobbunton @paultaylorkeys @wagenermichael #mickmars #newmusic #loseyerearstudio #motleycrue #musicislife #lifer #rockwillneverdie #legend #guitar #timelinestudio #jacobbunton #paultaylor #cmcproductions”

Foo Fighters, Ghost, Korn, Etc. Members Take Part In Auction For Roadie Relief

Members of Foo Fighters, Ghost, Korn, KISS, 311, and more have contributed signed items to a silent auction in an effort to raise money for Roadie Relief. The auction will run through April 14 at 32auctions.com.

Here’s the various items up for auction:

01. Tommy Thayer (KISS) personally signed signature series Epiphone Les Paul.
02. Phil X (Bon Jovi) signed Gibson Les Paul Jr.
03. Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) piano black Gretsch Drum kit he used at Wembley Stadium in 2008 with All Access laminate from the show.
04. Papa Emeritus IV (Ghost) signed Hagstrom Phantom guitar.
05. A 30 min one on one Zoom with PNUT of 311.
06. 5 different Faith No More bundles that have signed poster, guitar pics and after show pass.
07. Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) signed cymbal (used at last Rage show).
08. 2 – 311 band signed posters.
09. Queen + Adam Lambert signed show poster from their last show plus a pair of Roger Taylor’s drum sticks.
10. Ray Luzier (Korn) signed snare drum (his signature series custom hard shell snare case also signed by him).
11. Metallica bundle including show poster, pair of Lars Ulrich’s used drum Sticks, and one of Lars’s custom snare drum Heads
12. Live performance photographs from shows including: Lemmy (Motörhead), Ozzy Osbourne, Keith Flint (Prodigy), Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses), Cardinal Copia (Ghost), and Tom Petty.
13. 311 signed skate deck.
14. Artist Thomas Estrada donated custom art commission to winning bidder.
15. Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) signed custom guitar pedal + guitar pics.
16. Avenged Sevenfold signed record.
17. Several concert collectors posters: Pearl Jam, Soundgarden (and more to come).
18. Darkglass Electronics 500 v1 bass amp
19. Aric Improta (Fever 333) custom art work drum head signed by him
20. Ray Luzier (Korn) signed drum head and pair of sticks
21. Foo Fighters Bundle – Taylor Hawkins’ sticks, Dave Grohl’s sweat band and guitar pic and 2 all access laminates.
22. Custom hand made guitar used on episodes of Couch Riffs.

Slaves On Dope Members Launch New Covers Project, Recruit Korn, Mastodon, Etc. Members For Cover Of Faith No More’s “We Care A Lot”

Slaves On Dope’s Jason Rockman and Kevin Jardine have decided to launch a new quarantine covers project called The Kings Of Quarantine. The band’s first single, a cover of Faith No More’s “We Care A Lot,“ features the following artists: Frank Bello (Anthrax), Ray Luzier (Korn), Bill Kelliher (Mastodon), Ivan Doruschuk (Men Without Hats), Dennis Lyxzén (Refused), Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, etc.), Kevin Sharp (ex-Brutal Truth, etc.), Darryl McDaniels (Run-D.M.C.), Esoteric (Czarface), Richard Patrick (Filter), and Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace). Faith No More’s Billy Gould also makes an appearance in the video as well.

Rockman said the following:

“Kevin and I have always been massive fans of Faith No More and having the opportunity to cover one of their songs with such great company has been a dream come true. We are so grateful to all the musicians involved that accepted our invitation.”

McDaniels added:

“We did this because we care a lot about everyone! Especially those who put their lives on the line to make sure we are ok!”

Patrick also commented:

“I care a lot about being part of this amazing cover. It’s an honor and a privilege. To be rubbing elbows with the likes of these gentlemen makes me feel very proud.”

The track can be purchased on Bandcamp with all the proceeds set to go towards Roadie Relief.

Ray Luzier (Korn) Working On New Book

During an interview with 93.3 WMMR, Korn’s Ray Luzier revealed that he is working on a new book. The effort is being described as a “rock book” and half of it will focus on the drummer’s time with David Lee Roth (Van Halen).

Luzier said the following:

“It’s not about, like, ‘Oh, Mr. Rock Star guy.’ It’s about getting signed, getting dropped, getting this promised this and then me joining national bands. But 50 percent of my book is David Lee Roth, ’cause eight years with that guy, you can’t make that stuff up. And I love him to death — he’s the most amazing, one of the best entertainers ever. But there’s a lot there — there’s a lot of content.

A lot of people don’t realize out there, they think your favorite band, they just think, ‘Oh, they got signed and they’re huge and they’re famous.’ A lot of people don’t have any idea what some of us go through. I did the hard road. October starts my 14th years with KORN, which I’m super stoked to still be in and we’re still around. Fieldy told me we had a year in ’07 when I got the gig. He was, like, ‘Yeah, we’ve got about a year left.’ And here we are, still making music and we’re gonna be touring when this whole virus crap is over.

People have no idea, so that’s why I told myself I’m just gonna put a book together that’s gonna be about the realism of getting promised all this stuff.

Practicing and getting really good at your art is just one part of the whole equation.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Neil Peart (Rush) To Be Honored At Modern Drummer Festival

LiveXLive have partnered with Modern Drummer to stream a virtual tribute concert for the late Neil Peart (Rush) as part of the Modern Drummer Festival. The event will take place on September 12 and it will feature: Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Rick Allen (Def Leppard), Ray Luzier (Korn), Eric Singer (KISS), Mike Portnoy (ex Dream Theater), Jason Bittner (Overkill), and more. Tickets can be found HERE with proceeds set to benefit brain tumor research.

Tool, Megadeth, Korn, Etc. Members To Take Part In Live Webinar

Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten have announced that they will be hosting a live webinar tomorrow (April 16) at 10am PDT/1pm EDT. Various artists will be taking part in the interactive event including: Justin Chancellor (Tool), Danny Carey (Tool), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, etc.), and Ray Luzier (Korn).

Alter Bridge, Korn, & Alice In Chains Members Guest On Lamb Of God Guitarist Mark Morton’s New Song “Save Defiance”

Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton has premiered a new song titled “Save Defiance.” This track features Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, etc.), Mike Inez (Alice In Chains), and Ray Luzier (Korn), and it will appear on Morton’s new album “Anesthetic” (out March 1).

Morton commented:

“Myles was our first and only choice for ‘Save Defiance‘. He’s such a tremendous talent and a remarkably down-to-earth and humble dude. Even before the instrumental pre-production demo was finished, we knew we were going to ask Myles to sing on it. We felt like it was a perfect fit for his voice. He dug the track and made it his own. I’m grateful to have had the chance to work with him.”

Kennedy added:

“Having the opportunity to work with Mark was a really cool experience. I’d been a fan of his work with Lamb of God for a long time so I was honored when he asked if I wanted to sing on his record. Mark did a great job creating a track that would be inspiring for me to sing over. The first time I heard the music, a melody and lyric popped into my head. The creative process felt pretty effortless. I am really happy with how the song turned out overall.”

Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton Reveals More Special Guests For New Solo Album “Anesthetic”

In addition to the previously revealed guest vocalists, Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton’s new solo album “Anesthetic” will also feature Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, and Korn drummer Ray Luzier. Morton confirmed the news in the below tweets. “Anesthetic” will be released on March 1.

[via The PRP]

Ray Luzier Says Korn’s New Album Does Not Have A Release Date Yet

After previously saying Korn’s new album would be released in March, Ray Luzier has walked back on his statement saying the effort does not have a release date yet. He said the following:

“Tracking madness! BTW, disregard what I said in the Sabian interview, there’s no release date yet kids!”