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Korn Reveal Munky's Replacement On European Tour

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According to HardDrive Radio, Rob Patterson — former OTEP guitarist who was in the back-up band for KORN's Family Values Tour in 2006 — is replacing KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer on the band's current European trek.

Shaffer left the tour for "personal and family reasons," according to a statement posted by the band at its official web site. Singer Jonathan Davis said, "We fully support Munky's need to be home right now and because we want to come through for all of our European fans, the tour will go on. It's what Munky wants us to do, too. We promise to give it our all every night!"

In a MySpace bulletin, Munky stated about his decision to leave the tour, "If you want to better understand my departure, then listen to the words in the song 'Watching the Wheels' by John Lennon."

Although his departure is not seen as permanent, Shaffer is the third original member of KORN to exit in the last three years. Guitarist Brian "Head" Welch left in early 2005, while drummer David Silveria went on "temporary hiatus" in late 2006 and has yet to return.

Shaffer posted an update online just a few days ago, saying that he had a "big surprise announcement coming very, very soon" about his future plans.

KORN's current touring lineup includes guitarist Shane Gibson and ex-ARMY OF ANYONE drummer Ray Luzier, in addition to remaining original members Davis and bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu.

Source: Blabbermouth

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Twitchybassist's avatar

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1. Twitchybassist writes:

Bah...

Head's not coming back obviously.

David Silveria is not coming back... they simply dont want to alienate more fans by saying..."Oh, by the way. He isn't coming back. We didn't say anything cause, well, the fans would be p***ed and/or not buy the new album."

As for Munky, I think his solo album will lead to a solo career. His "surprise announcement" is simply some guitarist he thinks will be accepted by the korn fans.

Either way, in another album or two there will be no more Korn.

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2. EpicNeckbeard writes:

Man it just breaks my heart to watch a band slowly fall apart member by member.....


Ah i'm over it.

# Jan 19, 2008 @ 8:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. No One writes:

Next is Slipknot! One member at a time.......

# Jan 19, 2008 @ 11:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Kalis_wrath writes:

He (Munky) just needs to admit that he is tired of playing in a sh**y band and wants to show the world what he really has under his belt. Or maybe that he is gay and there is sexual tenstion between him and Jon, but Jon is too small for him and it broke his little heart. Most likely the latter. Hahaha!

# Jan 19, 2008 @ 11:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. EpicNeckbeard writes:

No One writes:

Next is Slipknot! One member at a time.......

Lol, if it took Korn this long to lose 3 members then slipknot still has a good 30 years left since they have like forty-five members or something.

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6. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hahaha! Slipknot has 9 members to be exact and that is quite alot. Slipknot has lost their edge in my opinion... Oh wait... Not really. I found alot of better death metal bands. Carcass, Obituary, Napalm death, ect.

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