recently conducted an interview with KORN
singer Jonathan Davis
. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
: How has the band been since Brian
's ["Head" Welch
: One word: happy. It's so nice to see my bandmates, Fieldy
, just up there smiling and having such a good time cause he's back and I missed him so much. And he's not crazy anymore. He's not preaching or doing any of that stuff. He was gone for almost ten years… he's like a little kid again. He's experiencing this for the first time all over 'cause he was so messed up on drugs, so I'm having a blast watching him.
: Seeing Brian
's return, former drummer David Silveria
[1993-2006] has made it public that he'd come back if asked.
: I don't think it's the right time or place… Right now we're really really happy where we're at. I guess that's all I can say.
: The first single, "Never Never"
has a big electronic breakdown toward the end. Is that indicative of the rest of "The Paradigm Shift"
: We wanted to do what we did on "Follow The Leader"
when we infused hip-hop with rock. We wanted to write for fun, do interesting music and just see what happens and then add electronic elements after. "Never Never"
is probably the most electronic one on the album. On this record there's a song for everybody. There's a song for old-school fans, a song for new-school fans, it's all over the place. I think it's the best album we've done in a long long time.
: In the trailer for "The Paradigm Shift"
, there's a focus on six words: money, fame, fortune, separation and depression. How does each one come into play on the album?
: I think money screws things up. I think money takes away from your creativity. If you get anything you want than your creativity goes away. It's an easy out. Fame has changed our lives. Being able to go and do things… do what we used to do. I remember when my oldest was out with me and people would come up to me, it would scare him and really freak him out. My other kids love it, they eat that shit up. I've bought everything I could dream of. I remember when I bought my first Bentley. I always loved those cars as a kid and growing up and I could finally afford one. And then it became the stupidest thing I ever bought. Over the years… I think money ruins everything. It's nice to have it and not worry about but it also brings a lot of problems. Addiction. This is pretty self-explanatory. I'm sure [Brian Welch
] was depressed through all that, but I've always been battling depression so it's a part of our band. When he [Brian
] was going through all that stuff, he had to separate himself from us in order to go get his head together again. He was a single dad. He had a daughter to take care of, he had all kinds of things going on in his life and he couldn't be in a band and deal with all that.
Read the entire interview at Radio.com
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