KornLead guitarist Brian “Head” Welch said bassist Reginald “Fieldy’ Arvizu is sitting out the band’s upcoming US tour because he needs time to recover and think at home.
In a new interview, the guitarist and accompanist says Fieldy has shaken off some of his old “bad habits” and will be taking the time to “recharge” with his family at home.
Speaking last Friday (July 16) to Tommy Carroll of 97.9 GRD at the Upheaval festival in Michigan, Head said, “Fieldy is great, man. He is at home, and he is with his children. I’d say Fieldy is a good father. He’s a nice guy, and he’s structured his life. Bad habits he talks about in the press – everyone has their problems in life. But things he will do in his own way.
“But that guy – I really consider him a father figure. He had five children. He always says, ‘I have two thousand kids,’ because it feels like that for a few days. But he is a good father. He’s personally been through a lot, and he just needs some time off to reflect on himself and his family. That’s it,” he said [per Blabbermouth].
In the first day of this month it has been announced that bassist Ra Diaz of Suicidal Tendencies will join Fieldy during the band’s 28-city outing beginning August 5.
Fieldy himself took to social media in June to tell fans he won’t be out on the streets, admits that over the past six years he has been “dealing with a number of personal issues that sometimes bring me back to some of my bad habits and cause some tension with the people around me”.
Head continued during his talk about Upheaval: “Dude, don’t judge anyone. I am the worst with addiction. So there is nothing like it. Those are all good vibes. There are no negative vibes nor hard feelings for either side. So all is well, man.
“I think [Fieldy] and Jonathan [Davis, vocals] and Munky [James Shaffer, guitar] It’s been 26 years without a break, man – with a record cycle and a travel. I got eight years off, so I got a break. And I’m back. I hope to look at Fieldy like he’s going to get some rest, man, and recharge. So we’ll see. “
He added that the band went with Diaz for their upcoming tour because they needed someone who could play the bass well and learn songs in general quickly.
“[Diaz] down, we’re stuck. He is a really humble guy and very talented. He can play anything – from jazz to anything. He played all the songs with 3 errors out of 10 or something – minor errors. I mean, it’s not even misleading – it’s just, like, ‘I think I heard it that way.’ They didn’t even make a mistake. So we were, like, ‘Okay. Did you get it down ‘. “
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