At the July 30 Family Values tour stop in Atlanta, a fan suffered a fatal brain injury after being sucker-punched during an argument. Andy Richardson, 30, died two days later. Police have since made an arrest.
Singer Chino Moreno of co-headlining band the DEFTONES expressed real regret to the Los Angeles Times over Richardson's death.
"I always make a point, when we're playing, if I see someone fighting we'll stop the song and tell them to chill out," he said. "Then we'll continue with the music. The music is secondary to people's safety."
"We were real sad," KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer told the Los Angeles Times. "It's not the safest place to go, no matter who you are. Last night onstage I got hit in the back with a quarter, also with a cellphone. I get [stuff] thrown at me all night long."
KORN meets with fans at every tour stop.
"I've been fortunate enough to learn a lot from different people, being around the world," Shaffer said. "Everybody has the same problems, the same four or five things that they all struggle with: relationships, finance, personal issues. It keeps me grounded, you know?"