Last June, Korn bassist Fieldy shared that he would not be taking part in Korn’s recent tour in order to “heal” after “falling back” on some of his “bad habits.”
Korn drummer Ray Luzier recently spoke to Rock Hard magazine about the status of Korn bassist Fieldy. Luzier shares how the band are a “bunch of brothers” and how they “care immensely” and miss Fieldy. As transcribed by Blabbermouth, Luzier shared the following with Rock Hard magazine:
“Bands are like marriages, especially a band of brothers that’s been together as long as Korn has been. There’s a lot of things you deal with. You’re dealing with your personal family things you have at home, with loved ones getting sick and elderly people. Everybody has the same problems in that effect. But when you get people together as long as Korn has, you’re gonna see lifetimes of problems and different things that occur within the band.
“As far as getting along with each other, we’re all a bunch of brothers; everybody really likes each other’s company. I know a lot of my friends that are in very big bands right now that they can’t be in the same room together; they can’t stand each other’s presence. They have separate buses. We’re not like that. We’re always hanging out in one dressing room sometimes and joking and laughing, but when the personal issues start interfering with the band, that’s when it’s time to address those situations and say, ‘Hey, let’s figure out how to deal with this so we can come back as a collective unit and make it better and stronger than everything else.’
“[Fieldy] reached that point where he was just going through a lot of personal things, and it’s affecting everything. We love him. He’s our brother. We care immensely about him and miss him not being there. That [summer/fall 2021] tour was very weird, not having him out there. As great as [Korn’s current touring bassist Roberto] ‘Ra’ Díaz [Suicidal Tendencies] is at playing bass, Fieldy is a huge part of Korn’s sound and personality. So we just wish him the best, and time will tell what’s gonna happen and everything.”
Words by: Michael Pementel