Saturday, August 04, 2007

Korn's drummer like a girlfriend changing the curtains, or something

Terry Bozzio had to split up with Korn because, apparently, he started to behave like he owned the place, reckons James Shaffer:

"There were certain demands that he made. We weren't ready to meet those demands. We just brought him in to write," Shaffner told WENN. "It's like some chick that you hang out with and all of a sudden they want to move in. What do you say to that? 'You were supposed to stay for the weekend, but you moved in all your [stuff].' It was kind of like that.

"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 per cent of everything?' We can't just sign away the right to music on a whim."

Good point. Just because the bloke's doing the drumming work, why on earth should he expect to be paid for it, eh?


Anonymous said...

"Good point. Just because the bloke's doing the drumming work, why on earth should he expect to be paid for it, eh?"

If he were only doing drumming work, that's all he should be paid for. If he's writing too, he should get paid for that.

Judging by the article you quoted, Korn seem to think he wanted a 25% cut of everything, which is a different matter altogether....and one that makes your comment appear incredibly childish in it's level of sarcasm.

Chris Brown said...

It doesn't say anything about writing in that article, although it's hardly uncommon practice for writing credits to be spread evenly. By the looks of it, the quote implies that he wanted to be treated the same way other members of the band - and all obvious jokes aside, a drummer is surely as entitled to be a member as a bass player or guitarist.

Anonymous said...

Read again the article again "We just brought him in to write".

A drummer is entitled to be a full band member if that's the agreement of his employment. For example, Zak Starkey has played with The Who for a number of years now, but is not an official band member. He's a hired hand, and prefers it that way. He only gets paid for the gigs he plays or tracks he plays on.

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