Korn bassist shares documentary on making of solo LP
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Korn bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu has shared a three-part documentary about the making of his jazz fusion album, Bassically. The 17-track LP, which was released on November 17th, was produced by Fieldy's writing partner Anthony "Q" Quiles and features guest appearances by three of Fieldy's bandmates: drummer Ray Luzier, guitarist Brian "Head" Welch and singer Jonathan Davis.
Fieldy said, "This is a bass album that encompasses the last nine years of my life on the road recording with a variety of special and unique basses. This project features recordings of mine from dressing rooms, tour buses, hotel rooms and other unique locations playing on basses just as obscure as the locations. It's a blend of funk, fusion, and rock. I can't wait to share it with you."
- Fieldy said in a 2016 interview that his wife Dena inspired him to make the disc, explaining, "She was, like, 'You should put a bass album out.' And then I really thought about it . . . I started really listening to some of these great bands -- if you're not listening for it, you don't really know how great a lot of those bass players are unless you listen."
- Next August marks the 20th anniversary of Korn's 1998 breakthrough album Follow The Leader. Welch indicated in a recent interview that the band is mulling over plans to celebrate that milestone.
- Welch also spoke about plans for Korn's 13th studio album, which will follow last year's The Serenity Of Suffering. He remarked, "I think it’s gonna be a combination of maybe both (The Serenity Of Suffering) and (2013's The Paradigm Shift). We’ll try some new stuff though, but we’re definitely going to focus on guitars again."