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David Silveria


1989-1993 L.A.P.D. - drums  
1993-2006 Korn - drums  

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Born on: 21.09.1972

David Randall Silveria (born September 21, 1972 in San Leandro, California, United States) was the drummer for the nu-metal band Korn from 1993 until 2006, but has been on hiatus since. He wasn't on their MTV Unplugged album or the 8th Studio Album due to a lengthy hiatus.

Growing up in the Bakersfield area, David Silveria started playing drums when he was nine. At the age of 13, he found out that local band L.A.P.D. (which consisted of Brian Welch, James Shaffer and Reginald Arvizu) was searching for a drummer. He auditioned and was chosen, but needed permission from his mother to go with the band. In fact, she would often drop him off and pick him up from practices. When Jonathan Davis joined the band, they changed the name to KoЯn and Welch, Shaffer and Arvizu took up pseudonyms, while Silveria and Davis remained using their given names.

Silveria divorced his wife Shannon in 2002, going so far as covering up a tattoo of her name with a huge tribal tattoo, which is reported to look like a vagina. He has two children, David Jr. and Sofie Aurora.

Silveria had to undergo surgery to remove an extra rib which was causing nerve problems in his left arm. His wrist gave out in Fargo, ND during the song "It's Gonna Go Away". He sat out the rest of the "Sick and Twisted 2000" and "Summer Sanitarium Tours". Mike Bordin filled in for him. Silveria then returned for the album recording of Untouchables and some performances since (Silveria's own explanation for the issue is that "I hit too fucking hard").

Considered the "heartthrob" of Korn, Silveria has had a few modeling stints, the most memorable one being for Calvin Klein jeans, which apparently caused him to strike a nerve with the band Slipknot in 2000. Slipknot protested by burning copies of the ad onstage at several of their subsequent shows (Jay Gordon of Orgy also being one of the models). It is understood that Korn and Slipknot have since reconciled, as they toured together in 2004 at a UK Festival, and members of Slipknot are reported to have said they appreciate what Korn has done for their genre of music and themselves as a band.

Later, Korn themselves parodied the Calvin Klein situation in the "Twisted Transistor" music video. David and the band later revived the Family Values Tour in the summer of 2006 and played with Slipknot/Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor.

Later in the fall and winter of 2006, the band began experimenting with acoustic performances and this is when David took a leave of absence from Korn to take a well deserved rest and to focus on his sushi and steak house restaurants. Brooks Wackerman and Terry Bozzio took over drumming duties for Korn's 8th Studio Album and Joey Jordison took over touring duties for Korn during their Spring European tour and their summer Family Values Tour in 2007.

In a podcast with Headbanger's Blog, on May 30, 2008 Jonathan Davis has stated that David will probably never play with Korn again.