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Korn Members – Stage Name Origins


The dudes from Korn have some pretty random nicknames. Bassist Reginald Quincy Arvizu was given the name “Fieldy” after a massive real-life game of Chinese whispers.

Fieldy was originally given the name “Gopher” by his bandmates due to his large cheeks. Gopher turned into “Gar,” Gar evolved into “Garfield,” after the famous cartoon cat, and suddenly the entire progression was dropped as the band added a “y” to the end of “Field.” The full version of the bassist’s name is in fact, “Fieldy Snuts.” Zing!

Additionally, James Christian Shaffer was given the name “Munky” due to his ability to spread his toes to resemble a monkey’s hand, and former Korn guitarist Brian Phillip Welch was dubbed “Head” for his massive cranium. “Guys said my head looked like it was too big for my body,” reveals Welch. “And so they started calling me “Head.” I guess it stuck.”

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