Reggie “Fieldy” Arvizu of Korn and his Christian conversion and deliverance from drugs Part 3

Reggie “Fieldy” Arvizu of Korn and his Christian conversion  and deliverance from drugs Part 3

BRIAN “HEAD” WELCH & FIELDY of KORN interview 2012

Korn – Blind

Ray Manzarek on the death of Jim Morrison

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~A fan made slideshow~
***RAY MANZAREK 1939-2013***
Ray Manzarek, a great storyteller and an even greater musician, talks about the last sessions on LA Woman, Morrison’s departure to Paris and the eventual news of his death.

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I wrote of series of four posts on the conversion to Christ of Brian Walsh of the heavy metal band Korn and that was because my son Hunter told me about Walsh’s Christian testimony. Then I stumbled on the Christian testimony of Reggie “Fieldy” Arvizu of Korn. This subject has always interested me and I have written about Lou Graham of Foreigner, and Kerry Livgren and Dave Hope and their similar experiences. In all of these cases they convert to Christianity and give their lives totally to Christ and then they are delivered from drugs.

Reginald Arvizu

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Reginald Quincy “Fieldy” Arvizu
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Korn live Rock im Park 2013 Nuremberg, Germany
Background information
Also known as Fieldy
Reggie
Born November 2, 1969 (age 43)
Los Angeles County, California, US
Genres Nu metal, funk metal, hard rock, alternative metal, west coast rap, hardcore rap, g-funk
Instruments Bass guitar, guitar
Years active 1989–present
Labels EMI, Virgin, Roadrunner
Associated acts Korn, Fieldy’s Dreams, StillWell, L.A.P.D., Ragtyme, Pierct
Website www.korn.com
Notable instruments
Ibanez K5, Ibanez Soundgear

Reginald Quincy “Fieldy” Arvizu (born November 2, 1969 in Los Angeles County, California)[1] is the bassist for the nu metal band Korn, and guitarist for the hard rock band StillWell.

Musical career

Prior to Arvizu’s time in Korn, he and Brian Welch, who would later become one of Korn’s two guitarists (alongside James Shaffer), had played together in a number of bands, having become friends while still at school. Upon their graduation from high school, Arvizu, Welch, Shaffer, and drummer David Silveria relocated from Bakersfield to Los Angeles and Arvizu, Shaffer, and Silveria formed L.A.P.D (the name first stood for “Love and Peace, Dude”, but this abbreviation was later changed to “Laughing As People Die”). Although L.A.P.D. did succeed in signing a record deal, their success was limited until the band hired singer Jonathan Davis and changed their name to Korn.

The name “Fieldy” is said to have come about as an inside joke. Originally, his band mates called him “Gopher”, due to his large cheeks. Gopher quickly became “Gar”, Gar became “Garfield” (based on the comic strip character of the same name), and eventually “Gar” was dropped and a “y” was added to “Field”, which became Fieldy.[2] His full moniker is “Fieldy Snuts”, which when spoken aloud sounds like “feel these nuts”.

He plays a five-string Ibanez model SDGR SR1305, named the K-5, which is his signature bass.

His playing style consists of slapping, standard finger-style plucking, and left-hand muting; his standard tuning is: A, D, G, C, F. He states Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers as being one of the main influences towards his playing style. He has also stated to have been influenced by Billy Gould from Faith No More.

Fieldy is also one of the main songwriters in Korn. The majority of his bass riffs are hip-hop inspired. He says he gets inspiration from anything hip-hop. On the business side of Korn, Fieldy is responsible for all Korn merchandise, its buying and selling. He will come up with a number of designs, shows them to the band and they either approve or disapprove.[citation needed]

In August 2012 it was reported that Fieldy would be taking a brief break from Korn as his wife Dena was expecting a child. Korn began touring through Eastern Europe, Russia and India throughout August and September 2012 with fill in Bassist Ryan Martinie from Mudvayne.

Life outside Korn

In addition to Korn, he has a rap side project called Fieldy’s Dreams. Fieldy’s Dreams has released one album titled Rock’n Roll Gangster.

Fieldy married girlfriend Dena Beber on Tuesday, 16 May 2006. Korn’s guitarist, Munky played nylon guitar at the wedding. It is her first marriage and his third. Fieldy has two daughters, Sarina and Olivia Arvizu, from his second marriage from Shela Arvizu; he and his current wife Dena had a son in early 2007 and named him Israel. Following the death of his father, Fieldy became a born-again Christian.[3][4][5]

Fieldy has stated that his second album, Bassically, is still in the works. Originally intended to be a hardcore rap album, Fieldy has scrapped the original idea in favor of a jazz fusion style.[citation needed]

Fieldy is currently working with independent rap artist Q-Unique on a side project called StillWell. The song “Killing Myself To Live” can be heard on their MySpace page. Stillwell’s debut album, Dirtbag, is set to be released on May 10, 2011.

Fieldy was also working on his own clothing line Immanuel one twenty three; when asked about it while backstage at the West Palm Beach stop of the Mayhem Festival in 2010, he stated that it was “much harder than he had previously expected” to start a clothing line, and has moved on to the side project that he can “be more proud of, opposed to his first solo CD under Fieldy’s Dreams titled Rock’n Roll Gangster

Got The Life: My Journey of Addiction, Faith, Recovery and Korn is a memoir Fieldy penned, which hit shelves March 10, 2009. His autobiography tells the story of how he found God, quit drugs, and found the better part of himself.[6]

Fieldy has a tattoo that was done by Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst while he still worked in a tattoo parlour.

Guest appearances (videos)

Discography

Solo albums

L.A.P.D.

Korn

Other appearances

Bibliography

See also

References

  1. Jump up ^ Family Tree Legends
  2. Jump up ^ Arvizu, Reginald (2009). Got the Life: My Journey of Addiction, Faith, Recovery, and Korn. ISBN 0-06-166249-6. Unknown parameter |middle= ignored (help)
  3. Jump up ^ “Korn Bassist Fieldy on the Christian Life – CBN TV – Video”. Cbn.com. Retrieved 2011-07-01.
  4. Jump up ^ “From Korn to Christ–Part 2: Interview with Fieldy”. beliefnet.com. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  5. Jump up ^ “Fieldy @ R.O.C.K. Ministries”. youtube.com/user/StrawnK. 2013-05-09. Retrieved 2013-07-26.
  6. Jump up ^ Fieldy of Korn’s Road To Redemption

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Eric Blair of “The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show recently conducted an interview with KORN bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu at this year’s NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 14-17, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Watch the chat below.

KORN will top the bill on this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour, which is scheduled to kick off on July 10 in San Bernardino, California.

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will be the first major city tour for KORN in support of the band’s ninth studio album, tentatively titled “Korn III – Remember Who You Are”. The new album marks the return of producer Ross Robinson, who worked with KORN on their first two releases, “Korn” and “Life is Peachy”. Lead vocalist Jonathan Davis has said that the new material matches the pure raw emotion of KORN‘s early releases while the current touring band has never been tighter.

“We experimented with a lot of cool stuff on our last two records [2005’s ‘See You On The Other Side’ and 2007’s untitled effort], but we didn’t want to do another record like that,” Davis explained to Revolver magazine. “So we said, ‘Let’s strip it back again. Let’s do this as a four-piece and make it real raw like the old stuff.”

KORN‘s forthcoming effort was tracked last October at the band’s studio. “We recorded everything on tape, just like we did in the old days,” said Davis. “And we didn’t stack four or five vocal parts like I usually do. I’m singing one part for every song, which was scary. It’s just me and the microphone, and you can really hear the emotion.”
Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/korn-bassist-talks-about-being-christian-new-cd-and-former-guitarist-head/#7QoC3ldYBFzbYog7.99

KORN Bassist Talks About Being Christian, New CD And Former Guitarist HEAD

Eric Blair of “The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show recently conducted an interview with KORN bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu at this year’s NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 14-17, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Watch the chat below.

KORN will top the bill on this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour, which is scheduled to kick off on July 10 in San Bernardino, California.

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will be the first major city tour for KORN in support of the band’s ninth studio album, tentatively titled “Korn III – Remember Who You Are”. The new album marks the return of producer Ross Robinson, who worked with KORN on their first two releases, “Korn” and “Life is Peachy”. Lead vocalist Jonathan Davis has said that the new material matches the pure raw emotion of KORN‘s early releases while the current touring band has never been tighter.

“We experimented with a lot of cool stuff on our last two records [2005’s ‘See You On The Other Side’ and 2007’s untitled effort], but we didn’t want to do another record like that,” Davis explained to Revolver magazine. “So we said, ‘Let’s strip it back again. Let’s do this as a four-piece and make it real raw like the old stuff.”

KORN‘s forthcoming effort was tracked last October at the band’s studio. “We recorded everything on tape, just like we did in the old days,” said Davis. “And we didn’t stack four or five vocal parts like I usually do. I’m singing one part for every song, which was scary. It’s just me and the microphone, and you can really hear the emotion.”

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/korn-bassist-talks-about-being-christian-new-cd-and-former-guitarist-head/#7QoC3ldYBFzbYog7.99

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