So what's the deal with David Silveria?
I've read some stuff about David Silveria... how many people want the original 5 back, and how David told many people on facebook and twitter to flood the Korn channel, and the members' personal accounts about getting the original 5 back...
Then again, I'd also heard of some negative things David said towards Korn, the fans, to Jon and his wife personally, and other ramblings...
To this, I hear arguments like "Ah, they let Head back, and he said some mean stuff too. One day, they'll all apologize and he'll be back."
Ok, I wasn't around really when Head had some mean things to say, but from what I can gather, most of it was:
"You're Satan! Your band and your whole lifestyle is wrought with the devil and evil!"
This is coming from a guy who was previously messed up on many drugs, dealing with a lot of problems, and was justifiably frightened of the places he'd been, wanting to go NOWHERE near them again.
But in a way, was what he really said THAT BAD? Mostly what I can glean from what he said was that the Korn and culture surrounding Korn was bad vibes and dark places. And... admittedly, at the time, they kinda were. Obviously since then the whole band has undergone a complete band sobriety, one of them finding religion, and all of them pretty much maturing and becoming much better people. But, aside from that, the statements I saw Head make were wrought from fear, and you could see it. I really don't think Head's the kind of guy to engage in any verbally abusive dialogue. It's kinda like when someone's drunk, and saying a lot of horrible mean things that you know they'll be sorry about in the morning when they're sober.
David, on the other hand... well, here's what I gathered, and I'm paraphrasing:
"Jon's wife and mother to his children is nothing but a whore."
"Korn fans are whiny cunts."
"Those guys are always wasted."
VAST difference here... I would be hard-pressed to forgive someone for statements like that. Head's statements were emotionally-charged, but it's like chasing an animal into a corner and then being upset with it when it bites you out of fear. David had no bad vibes whatsoever... He just dropped off the radar, then re-emerged with all this selectively verbally-abusive garbage to say about Korn and Korn's culture.
What would you do with a person like that? I haven't seen David make any kind of reconciliation with the band at all, other than suddenly popping up with "uh, Korn needs the original 5!!!!" One minute you're calling us whiny cunts, and the next you're saying you want to come back? You even have the nerve to diss on their current lineup and say your inclusion would be much better?
I've NEVER heard Head diss on Korn's additional musical pursuits. Any time in an interview, he'd always say "I wish them the best in everything they do."
What do you all think? I know I know, WWJD, and he'd forgive because he's a god who has that ability, but we're human, and while you can let go the damage someone's done, you can't possibly be stupid enough to let that damage continue again as if it had never happened.
Do you think David still has some growing up to do, or do you think Korn's being too harsh?