Munky business: Korn guitarist drops out of European tour

UK fans expecting to see Korn's longtime guitarist on their tour this week are about to go ape:

James 'Munky' Shaffer has been forced to leave the band's current European tour for personal/family reasons.

The band's frontman Jonathan Davis had the following to say on the matter:

"We fully support Munky's need to be home right now and because we want to come through for all of our European fans, the tour will go on. It's what Munky wants us to do, too. We promise to give it our all every night!"

So that means that presently only two original Korn members will be appearing on the European dates: Davis and bassist Fieldy.

Hopefully he'll be swinging back into action soon.