KoRn has allegedly filed a new lawsuit against their former drummer David Silveria.
The news was reported by The Blast, who claims to have obtained court documents from the suit. Filed by original members Jonathan Davis, James “Munky” Shaffer, Brian “Head” Welch and Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, the suit states that Silveria broke a settlement agreement between him and the band by trying to contact SoundExchange in July 2018 to claim a stake in their royalties. The band says that they contacted Silveria in an effort to get him to withdraw his claim, which he has not done, and is now suing for breach of contract and to bar him from collecting royalties in the future.
The settlement in question was reached during a legal battle between the band and Silveria from 2015/2016. In 2015, Silveria sued the band, claiming that after being kicked out he was not being given his fair share of the royalties from his time in the fold, breaking a partnership the five entered into with the release of their debut album. The rest of the band countersued and in 2016, an agreement was arranged where Silveria would receive a lump sum instead of continuous royalty payments and the partnership would be dissolved.
In response to the controversy, KoRn claims that SoundExchange is holding back on paying out their royalties, which the band says accounts for $290,000 lost so far.
The band has not made a public statement about the lawsuit yet.
KoRn is currently working on a new album and will be playing a handful of festival dates this spring. Frontman Jonathan Davis released his solo album, Black Labyrinth, last year. Silvera’s new band, BI•AS, released their first two singles, “Pity,” and “Change Your Mind” last month.