New Korn drummer
Korn have tapped Ray Luzier (ARMY OF ANYONE, DAVID LEE ROTH) to handle the drum duties during the band’s European tour in early 2008.
KORN has been utilizing the services of drummer Joey Jordison from SLIPKNOT since May 2007. Jordison is scheduled to reconvene with SLIPKNOT before the end of the year and begin work on the band’s long-awaited new studio album, which is expected to arrive sometime in 2008.
Although famed drummer Terry Bozzio worked on much of KORN’s most recent, untitled record, the band chose not to work with him on the road. KORN guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “There were certain demands that he made. We weren’t ready to meet those demands…He was a great guy and a phenomenal drummer. But the demands that he made were offensive. He wanted to be a member of the band, and that included ownership. We were like, ‘What? You want to have 25 percent of everything?’ We can’t just sign away the rights to music on a whim.”
KORN will be touring internationally in 2008, and while singer Jonathan Davis recently said it’s “too early” to be thinking about the next KORN album, he expects the group to hit the studio not long after its live run to support its latest CD.