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Korn: Fieldy ‘Wasn’t Quite Ready’ to go back on tour, according to Munky

Posted by on June 27, 2022


Hellfest, Clisson, France: Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer was asked about the current status of the band’s bassist, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu.

Fieldy announced last year that he would sit out Korn’s ongoing tour in order to “heal” after “falling back” on some of his “bad habits.”

Munky said about Fieldy:

“He needed a little time at home with his family to kind of regroup. We decided we were gonna make a record during the pandemic and use that time constructively. And once the pandemic was over and we were ready to go back on the road, he wasn’t quite ready to do that yet. So the rest of us were anxious to get back in front of our fans and play for everybody.”

Earlier in the month you may remember, we told you that Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch had “been in contact” with Fieldy.

Welsh said, “I just e-mailed him the other day, so we’re gonna get together and talk to him, see how he’s doing, see where his head is at, after this tour. Me and Munk were just talking about it. We love him, we’ve been in communication with him, and we’ll see.”

A year ago, Fieldy broke the news of his absence from Korn’s summer tour in a social media update:

“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’s Requiem was released on February 4 via Loma Vista Recordings.

Stay tuned for updates right here!

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Watch as Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong says that he is ‘Renouncing’ U.S. citizenship after Roe v. Wade repeal

Posted by on June 27, 2022

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong says that he is “renouncing” his American citizenship following the Supreme Court’s decision to repeal Roe v. Wade. During the Green Day show on Friday in London, United Kingdom, Armstrong said this: “Fuck America. I’m fucking renouncing my citizenship. I’m fucking coming here. There’s just too much fucking stupid in […]

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Volbeat announces 2022 European tour With Skindred, Napalm Death And Bad Wolves this fall

Posted by on June 27, 2022

  Volbeat has announced a European headlining tour for the fall. Skindred, Napalm Death and Bad Wolves will be providing support. Says Volbeat: “VOLFAM!!! Finally after so much time away, we’re thrilled to be able to bring a proper Volbeat headline tour to our friends across Europe and the UK, starting in October. We are […]

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Styx, Tesla, and Loverboy set to headline RokIsland Fest, Key West in 2023

Posted by on June 27, 2022

  RokIsland Fest 2023 in Key West, Florida returns January 17 through 21. This second annual RokIsland festival will again be hosted by legendary rock personality Eddie Trunk. This year, an additional day of music has been added to its schedule in order to fit more iconic rock acts into the event. Styx, Tesla, Loverboy, […]

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Anthrax shares live performance of ‘The Devil You Know’ from 40th-anniversary livestream concert, ‘Anthrax XL’

Posted by on June 24, 2022

Anthrax has released “The Devil You Know”, the second single/music video from the band’s 40th-anniversary livestream concert, Anthrax XL. Coming to North America on Blu-ray, CD and digital on July 15 (Megaforce), Europe will have a digital release on July 15 (Nuclear Blast) followed by a Blu-ray release later this year. July 18, 2021 marked […]

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Ozzy Osbourne announces ‘Patient Number 9’ album, drops title track video

Posted by on June 24, 2022

Ozzy Osbourne will release his new album, Patient Number 9, on September 9. The title track features a guest appearance by legendary guitarist Jeff Beck, with legendary artist and comic book creator Todd McFarlane directing the music video for the song. See the video and hear the track by scrolling down. “Patient Number 9” track […]

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Judas Priest’s Rob Halford: Funko Pop! figure on the way!

Posted by on June 24, 2022

Judas Priest’s singer Rob Halford will soon be available in Pop! form! This figure is slated for a release later in the year. Here is the official Pop! figure description: “Rock out to the heavy metal beat and sound of Judas Priest with Pop! Rob Halford. Pop! Rob Halford, lead singer and vocalist, is ready […]

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Manowar unveils ‘The Revenge Of Odysseus (Highlights)’ EP

Posted by on June 24, 2022

Manowar has just released a new digital EP, The Revenge Of Odysseus (Highlights), via Magic Circle Entertainment. For this project, which is based on “The Odyssey”, Homer’s tale of the great hero Odysseus and his long and perilous quest to return to his wife and son, Manowar went to great lengths: bassist/leader Joey DeMaio traveled […]

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Within Temptation announces release date of ‘Don’t Pray For Me’ single

Posted by on June 23, 2022

  On July 8, Within Temptation will release a new single, called “Don’t Pray For Me.” The fourth single of the band’s releases will lead up to their next studio album. The band has previously released the singles, “Entertain You,” “The Purge,” and “Shed My Skin,” Vocalist Sharon Den Adel said of the new single: […]

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Spiritbox release new single and video for ‘Rotoscope’

Posted by on June 23, 2022

Canada’s Spiritbox has released a brand new three-track single called Rotoscope. This comes on the heels of their critically acclaimed debut album, Eternal Blue (2021). Husband and wife duo guitarist Mike Stringer and vocalist Courtney LaPlante established Spiritbox in 2017. Drummer Zev Rose completes the triumvirate. LaPlante and Stringer left their former band, Iwrestledabearonce, and started […]

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