Rock Report 6/30/22

Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has been pretty transparent about the struggles he’s dealt with throughout his life, which have had a profound influence on his lyricism. However, Brian “Head” Welch said that his bandmate is “finally happy,” though that won’t downplay the brashness of their music at all.

During a chat with The Haunted guitarist Ola Englund, Head and fellow Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer assured that musicians don’t actually have to feel angry to create music with an aggressive edge because they can draw inspiration from other people and things going on in the world.

Metallica have canceled their headlining performance at Wednesday’s (June 29) Frauenfeld Rocks festival in Switzerland after someone in the heavy metal band’s camp tested positive for COVID-19. Metallica will not make up the show in the near future.

Motley Crue are back at full strength, as drummer Tommy Lee played his first full set with the band on “The Stadium Tour” after performing portions of previous shows while playing through broken ribs.

Lee had been coming out for the first three songs of the night and later returning for “Home Sweet Home,” while fill-in drummer Tommy Clufetos had been taking over the remaining parts of their sets on the early dates in this touring run. But Lee was able to take on the full 15-song set after recently upping the amount he had played at a previous stop.