Korn (or KoЯn) is a band from Bakersfield, California, and are credited with creating and popularizing the nu metal genre. Along with other bands at the time, they have also inspired many nu metal and alternative metal bands throughout the mid 1990s and early 2000s.[1]

The band's catalogue consists of nine consecutive debuts in the top 10 of the Billboard 200,[2] including a compilation album, Greatest Hits Vol.1, and an acoustic/live album, . To date, Korn has sold over 16.5 million albums in the United States, along with scoring 6 Grammy nominations, winning 2 such awards.

The band released their untitled eighth album on July 31, 2007 through EMI/Virgin. The album debuted at #2 on Billboard, selling 123,000 copies in its first week.[3]


Formation, Neidermeyer's Mind demo, Korn (1993-1995)

Korn formed after the group L.A.P.D. folded, due to singer Richard Morrill's drug addiction. Musicians Reginald Arvizu, Brian Welch, James Shaffer, and David Silveria wanted to continue, and began the search for a new lead singer. One night in 1993, Welch and Shaffer were in a nightclub together, and were intending to stay for only a few minutes. This changed once a band called Sexart took to the stage. They were intrigued by the singer, Jonathan Davis, and approached him after the gig was finished. At first, Davis didn't want the position of their lead singer, but after consulting a psychic who told him he would be stupid not to do it, he signed on. The group found they were quite cohesive early on, thus forming a new band by the name of Korn. Welch then took the pseudonym "Head", Arvizu became "Fieldy", and Shaffer became "Munky".

Later in 1993, Korn began a working process with friend and producer Ross Robinson. Neidermeyer's Mind was released that same year, containing 4 songs: "Predictable," "Blind", "Daddy", and "Alive". "Blind" was originally written by Davis and Sexart, but was revised with new lyrics. Korn had problems getting signed during its first year, due to the 1990s rock scene, which was primarily grunge. After many attempts at a record deal, Paul Pontius from Immortal/Epic Records heard the band in a nightclub. He was so impressed with the band that he signed them on the spot. With a producer and a label, Korn started work on Korn.

Musically, its tracks mix both heavy metal and hip hop, the latter of which in rhythms and beats. It also features scat-type vocals on the song "Ball Tongue", and bagpipes on the song "Shoots and Ladders". These two elements would later become a vital representation of Korn's trademark sound. "Blind" was the first single from the album; it was extremely well-liked by fanbases, and became their most popular song to this day. Critics have agreed that Korn was the very first nu metal album.

Once Korn saw a release on October 11, 1994, the band toured incessantly with no support from radio or video stations. They relied solely on their intensive live shows, which created a large cultlike following of dedicated fans. It was through the effort of this fanbase that helped push Korn onto the Billboard 200, eventually peaking at #72 in 1996,[2] with "Shoots and Ladders" being their first Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance.[5]

On their first large tour, Korn opened for Danzig alongside Marilyn Manson. Other bands for which Korn opened in 1995 included Megadeth, 311, Fear Factory, Flotsam and Jetsam, and KMFDM. However, the first tour that widely exposed the band was opening for Ozzy Osbourne alongside the Deftones. After opening for lesser-known bands such as Dimestore Hoods, Sugar Ray (at the time), and Life of Agony, Korn returned to the studio to record a second album.

Life Is Peachy (1996-1997)

Korn teamed up with Robinson once again for their second album, Life Is Peachy, released on October 15, 1996. It features a much grittier, stripped-down sound than its predecessor, possibly due to time constraints. There were plenty of diverse songs on this record: "Porno Creep" features a wah-drenched pseudo-funk sound, similar to many 1970s porn movies. They also covered War's "Low Rider", with Davis' bagpipes and Head on vocals. "Twist", a concert staple to this day, was only 49 seconds long, featuring Davis' scat vocals.

To help promote their new album, Korn opened for Metallica, along with utilizing one of the newest resources available—the Internet. Such strategies worked: Life Is Peachy sold more than 106,000 copies in its first week and reached #3 on the Billboard 200.[2] The first single, "No Place to Hide", spawned a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance.[5] "A.D.I.D.A.S." was the second single and only music video, seemingly in reference to the popular clothing line. In actuality, the song title was an acronym for "All Day I Dream About Sex", as apparent in the lyrics.

Another key factor in raising the band's popularity was co-headlining the Lollapalooza music festival in 1997 with Tool. However, Korn were forced to drop off the bill after Munky was diagnosed with viral meningitis.[8] Also that year, Korn augmented their growing crossover appeal by collaborating with Los Angeles-based production and remix duo the Dust Brothers on the track "Kick the P.A.". This track appeared on the motion picture soundtrack of the film Spawn.

In late 1997, Korn formed their own record label, Elementree Records. The first band they signed was Orgy (featuring former members of Davis' band Sexart), who gave Elementree its first Platinum-certified album with Candyass. Over the next few years, they signed acts like Videodrone, rapper Marz, and Deadsy.

Follow the Leader, mainstream success (1998-1999)

Prior to the release of the band's third album, Korn produced a weekly online TV show, KornTV,[9] which documented the making of the record and featured special guests such as porn star Ron Jeremy, Limp Bizkit, and 311. The project also gave fans the chance to call in and ask the band questions—an approach that represented one of the first times a band utilized the Internet in such a way. Korn released their third album, Follow the Leader, on August 18, 1998, which featured a number of guest vocalists such as Ice Cube, Tre Hardson from the Pharcyde, Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit and actor Cheech Marin on the hidden track "Earache My Eye" (written by Marin himself).

Korn launched a political campaign-style tour to promote the release of Follow the Leader.[10] The tour took the group, on a chartered jet, all over North America to spread the news of Follow the Leader. They talked to fans and answered questions during special "fan conferences", which were organized at every stop along the tour route, and signed autographs. Jim Rose hosted the entire "Kampaign" tour.

The album was a complete success, debuting at #1 on Billboard with 268,000 copies sold,[11] and spawning the singles "Got the Life" and "Freak on a Leash". They both exposed Korn to a wider, mainstream audience, with the music videos being mainstays on MTV's Total Request Live. "Got the Life" was the show's very first "retired" video, with "Freak on a Leash" reaching that same success months later.[12] These songs also fared well on Billboard, with "Freak on a Leash" peaking in the top 10 of both Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock, the latter of which it spent 27 weeks on—more than any other Korn single to date.[13]

Greg Capullo, long-time Spawn penciler, drew the cover art for Follow the Leader. The animated bullet segments in the video for "Freak on a Leash" were directed by Todd McFarlane (creator of the Spawn comic book and a former artist for Spider-Man comics). The live action in the video, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, used innovative techniques which allowed the camera to follow a bullet in flight through various scenes.

"Freak on a Leash" won a Grammy for Best Music Video, Short Form, and received a nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance.[14] The video also earned nine MTV Video Music Awards nominations for Video of the Year, Best Rock Video, Breakthrough Video, Best Direction, Best Special Effects, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Viewer's Choice.[15] It eventually won two, for Best Rock Video and Best Editing. Follow the Leader is the band's most commercially-successful album, being certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA and having sold almost ten million copies worldwide.

The same year Follow the Leader was released, Korn started their own annual tour called the Family Values Tour. Korn headlined the highly-successful tour along with Incubus, Orgy, Limp Bizkit, Ice Cube, and Rammstein. A live CD and DVD were released and earned Gold and Platinum certifications, respectively. In 1999, Limp Bizkit headlined, along with Primus, Staind, The Crystal Method, Method Man & Redman, and Filter. Korn were not featured on the bill and instead only made surprise appearances at a few of the stops to perform their first single off of their next album. The tour took a break in 2000.

Issues (1999-2001)

The band's fourth album, Issues, produced by Brendan O'Brien, was released on November 16, 1999, featuring cover art designed by Alfredo Carlos, who won a contest held for the fans by MTV.[16] Issues was released during a week of many highly-anticipated records. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with more than 573,000 copies sold,[17] keeping Dr. Dre's long-awaited album 2001 and Celine Dion's greatest hits album from hitting #1.

To celebrate the album's release, the band performed the record in its entirety in front of a live audience at New York's historic Apollo Theater and broadcast the concert simultaneously across many radio stations.[18] This performance made Korn the first rock band, and only the second predominantly white musical group, to ever perform at The Apollo, after the legendary Buddy Holly in the late 1950s. This special event featured the NYPD marching drum and bagpipe band conducted by Richard Gibbs as well as a group of back-up singers to enhance the more melodic choruses Davis used on the album.

Earlier that year, Korn had appeared on an episode of South Park, titled Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery, in which the first single from Issues, "Falling Away from Me", was premiered.[19] Korn released two more singles off of Issues, "Make Me Bad" and "Somebody Someone", both of which fared well on Billboard. Videos were shot for all three singles, with longtime friend Fred Durst directing "Falling Away from Me", and Martin Weisz directing a concept video for "Make Me Bad", as well as a performance video for "Somebody Someone", which featured CGI effects. Every video was a staple on Total Request Live, two of which made it to retirement.[12] Issues is considered by some critics to be less hip hop-influenced and closer to alternative metal than nu metal.[21] It was certified 3x Platinum, following up the success of Follow the Leader.

In 2000, Jonathan Davis commissioned Swiss surreal artist H. R. Giger to create a special microphone stand. The idea was suggested to him by one of his friends who knew that Davis was a fan of his artwork. He started doing some sketches of plantlike snakes and vertebrae mixed with technical elements. Davis called him from his dressing room and told him that he had complete freedom to design the microphone stand as he wanted and his only concern was that it had be totally functional and as movable as possible, as well as bio-mechanical and erotic. The band visited his museum and met him in July of 2000 while they were touring in Europe. The bio-mechanical microphone stand was finished in 2001.[22] It was introduced to fans one year later during Korn's Untouchables tour.

Untouchables (2002-2003)

On June 11, 2002, after a year and a half of hard work and a long creative process, Korn re-emerged into the media spotlight with their fifth album, Untouchables. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 with 434,000 in sales.[23] Sales were disappointing in comparison to the first four albums, as Untouchables only reached Platinum status. The band has blamed Internet piracy for the drop in sales, as an unmastered version of the album had leaked three months prior to its official release date.[24]

The release of this album was preceded by a show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, a day prior to the album's release, broadcast digitally throughout U.S. movie theatres.[25] Untouchables featured electronic beats, strings and various effects the band had never used in an album before. The overall feel was drastically different from previous efforts, particularly tracks like "Alone I Break", "Hating", and "Hollow Life", which singer Jonathan Davis claims is one of his favorite Korn songs to this day.

The first two videos from Untouchables were directed by the Hughes Brothers (best known for their films, Menace II Society and From Hell). The first video, "Here to Stay", has the band playing inside a TV with a static background along with controversial news stories and world issues being presented. The song itself earned Korn a Grammy for Best Metal Performance,[5] and would become their highest-peaking single on Billboard's Modern Rock chart.[13] The second video, "Thoughtless", was a nod back to Davis' childhood as the character in the video is picked on and constantly beaten. The character ultimately gains revenge in a rather grotesque but deserving way. Although "Thoughtless" would be one of the more popular tracks on the album, it did not appear on Greatest Hits Vol.1. The third video for Untouchables, "Alone I Break," was directed by Sean Dack, who won the honor of directing the video through an MTV contest. The video kept with the darkness of Korn, showing Davis killing off the members of the band after a supposed mistake made by Munky while they were performing. The band admitted it would have been more fun to do the video had the director been an actual Korn fan.

Prior to their next album, Korn released the single "Did My Time" on July 22, 2003, which was used to promote the film . Angelina Jolie appeared in the Dave Meyers-directed video. Due to scheduling conflicts, however, the band and Jolie recorded their parts separately. "Did My Time" also gave Korn yet another Grammy nomination in the Best Metal Performance category.[5]

Take a Look in the Mirror, Greatest Hits, Head's departure (2003-2005)

Korn's sixth album, Take a Look in the Mirror, was released on November 21, 2003,[29] four days earlier than originally planned. Korn produced the album themselves, and released "Right Now", "Y'All Want a Single", and "Everything I've Known" as singles. "Right Now" and "Everything I've Known" were animated videos, whereas "Y'All Want a Single" featured Korn and a large group of fans destroying a record store. The album peaked at #9 on Billboard, selling over 179,000 copies in its first full week.[30]

Korn released their greatest hits album, Greatest Hits Vol.1, on October 5, 2004. The album debuted at #4 on Billboard, selling more than 129,000 copies.[31] It featured two cover songs as singles, and a compilation of the band's hits from the past 10 years. The first single was a cover of the song "Word Up!", which was originally made popular by the group Cameo. The second single was a medley of all three parts of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall", and a remix of their hit single "Freak on a Leash" was included as a bonus track. Special editions of the album included a DVD titled Korn: Live at CBGB featuring seven select songs from their November 24, 2003 show at CBGB.

Prior to Korn starting work on their next album, Brian "Head" Welch announced that he had "...chosen the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior, and will be dedicating his musical pursuits to that end",[32] and was formally leaving Korn. Initial speculations that this was a hoax or practical joke were proven wrong; he has turned highly spiritual, even being baptized in the Jordan River and speaking openly about his faith and conversion, especially on his website Head to Christ. This was the band's first line-up change in their history.

Several weeks following his departure, Welch had mentioned a solo album was in the works, although there was no release date given, nor had he signed on with a record label.[33] He has since signed with Fortitude Music. However, his album has failed to meet two release dates, including as recently as July 7, 2007. It was revealed in a July 6 interview that the album is still in the mixing process.[34]

See You on the Other Side, EMI/Virgin (2005-2006)

Upon completing their record deal with Sony, Korn partnered with EMI and signed to Virgin Records. As part of this innovative arrangement, EMI paid Korn $25 million upfront in exchange for a share in the profits of their next two studio albums, including tours and merchandising. EMI also received a 30 percent stake in the band's licensing, ticket sales and other revenue sources.

The band's first album for Virgin, See You on the Other Side, was released on December 6, 2005, and debuted on #3 on the Billboard 200, scanning close to 221,000 copies.[35] The album managed to stay in the top 100 of the Billboard 200 for 34 consecutive weeks. The first single off of the album, "Twisted Transistor", was accompanied by a comedic video directed by Dave Meyers in which rap stars Xzibit, Lil' Jon, Snoop Dogg, and David Banner portray Korn. The single itself peaked at #3 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart and #9 on Modern Rock.[13] The second single, "Coming Undone", peaked at #4 on Mainstream Rock and #14 on Modern Rock,[13] and a video directed by Little X also received considerable airplay. See You on the Other Side is certified Platinum, and has sold over two million copies worldwide.

Korn held a press conference at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on January 13, 2006, announcing the See You on the Other Side tour.[38] 10 Years and Mudvayne were selected to open all dates of the trek, which kicked off in their hometown of Bakersfield, on what Mayor Harvey Hall officially declared as "Korn Day", February 26, 2006.[39] The resurrection of their Family Values Tour was announced on April 18, 2006, which featured co-headliners Deftones, Stone Sour, Flyleaf, and Dir en grey on the main stage.[40] Korn and Evanescence co-headlined the 2007 edition, with Atreyu, 2006 alumni Flyleaf, Hellyeah, and Trivium rounding out the main stage.[41]

While promoting See You on the Other Side in Europe, Jonathan Davis was diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, a blood platelet disorder that hospitalized him for the weekend and prevented him from performing at the renowned Download Festival.[42] The band still performed, with guest singers including Corey Taylor of Slipknot/Stone Sour fame, Skindred's Benji Webbe, and Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows. This led to Korn canceling the rest of their European bill for 2006,[43] including the Hellfest Summer Open Air. It was originally unknown to the public what his ailment was, but the singer revealed in a letter to fans that he was "dangerously low on blood platelets and at a high risk of death from a hemorrhage if the problem was not treated".[44] His illness did not affect the 2006 Family Values Tour.

Untitled album, MTV Unplugged (2007-)

Korn performed at the MTV studios in Times Square on December 9, 2006, for the MTV Unplugged series, which was broadcast on February 23, 2007, through MTV.com and on March 2, 2007, across North American, South American, European and Asian MTV stations. In front of a crowd of approximately 50 people, Korn played a 14-song acoustic set complete with guest appearances by The Cure and Amy Lee of Evanescence. The performance was eventually cut down to 11 songs for the album, two of which did not air on MTV. Sales of nearly 51,000 brought to #9 in its first week out.[45] The disc has yet to receive a Gold or Platinum certification.

Korn's untitled eighth album was released on July 31, 2007, debuting at #2 with 123,000 copies in its first week.[3] The album concludes Korn's unique deal with Virgin Records, and features touring keyboardist Zac Baird, giving the tracks a deeper, atmospheric sound.[47] Drumming duties were left up to Terry Bozzio, Jonathan Davis, and Bad Religion's Brooks Wackerman, as David Silveria went on a hiatus for the untitled album and its touring cycle.[48] The first single, "Evolution", premiered on Los Angeles-based radio station KROQ, with help from Munky and Fieldy. It eventually charted on Billboard's Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock charts at #4 and #20,[13] respectively, and a Dave Meyers-directed video was also released. "Hold On", the album's second single, has begun receiving airplay on various radio stations, charting at #24 on the R&R Active Rock chart in its third week.[50]

It appears that the band will take a break before the start of the second leg of the Bitch We Have a Problem Tour in Europe. Jonathan Davis will be touring solo for the first time in November, doing acoustic sets under the name Jonathan Davis of Korn (Acoustic).[51] Due to a family emergency, guitarist Clint Lowery has left the Bitch We Have a Problem Tour early and will be replaced with Shane Gibson, who is also on board for Jonathan's solo tour.[52]

Band members

  • Jonathan Davis - vocals, bagpipes
  • James "Munky" Shaffer - guitar
  • Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu - bass
  • David Silveria - drums (1993-2006; on hiatus)

Previous members

  • Brian "Head" Welch - guitar, backing vocals (1993-2005; left the band in 2005 for religious reasons)

Backup band

The backing band only plays live shows with Korn. None of the members of the backing band are considered official members of Korn. For most of 2005, they wore animal masks based on the See You on the Other Side artwork to help better distinguish them as the back-up band. Since the beginning of 2007, the members have performed unmasked but occasionally have their faces painted black and white with unique designs.

This is current line up of the back-up band:


Main article: Korn discography

Date of release Title Record label
October 11, 1994KornImmortal/Epic
October 15, 1996Life Is PeachyImmortal/Epic
August 18, 1998Follow the LeaderImmortal/Epic
November 16, 1999IssuesImmortal/Epic
June 11, 2002UntouchablesImmortal/Epic
November 21, 2003Take a Look in the MirrorImmortal/Epic
December 6, 2005See You on the Other SideVirgin/EMI
July 31, 2007Untitled albumVirgin/EMI


Korn can be credited for creating the nu metal genre, though the group has often said they don't like to be put in that category themselves.

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Influence on other artists

Creating an "inventive fusion of death metal, hip hop, goth and electronica" (described as such by a Kerrang! interviewer), over the years Korn has influenced a number of artists, including:
  • Limp Bizkit - Vocalist Fred Durst has cited lead singer Jonathan Davis as a major inspiration.
  • Evanescence - Vocalist Amy Lee cited Untouchables as one of her all-time favorite albums.[53] Evanescence played a cover of "Thoughtless" during their live performances through 2004. The cover is featured on Evanescence's 2004 live CD/DVD Anywhere But Home. Lee joined Korn and sang duet with Jonathan Davis in an unplugged rendition of "Freak on a Leash", which is featured on .
  • Slipknot - Guitarists Mick Thomson and Jim Root play down-tuned guitars directly influenced by Munky and Head. Slipknot members have stated that their debut album, Slipknot, was directly influenced by Korn. Joey Jordison stated that he created the Slipknot logo based on Korn's.[54].
  • Staind - Frontman Aaron Lewis cited the band's eponymous album and Jonathan Davis' emotional attitude as one of his biggest influences.[55]
  • Static-X, Disturbed, and Coal Chamber have all thanked Korn on their album liner notes. Chino Moreno of Deftones thanked Korn as well.
  • Mushroomhead - Jonathan Davis is mentioned in their album notes, specifically on XIII.
  • Linkin Park thank Korn in the liner notes of Hybrid Theory, Reanimation and Meteora.

Affiliations with other artists

Korn has many affiliations and connections to other artists, both in their own genre of Nu Metal and in other areas. Some of these performances include Korn covering others' music, others covering Korn's music, or making appearances in each other's recordings or live performances.
  • Bad Religion's Brooks Wackerman drummed on the eighth album.[56]
  • Coal Chamber - Jonathan Davis is heard in the background talking on the end of their debut album; Dez Fafara helped Korn do "Coming Undone" at the Download Festival 2006 when Davis had health problems.[57]
  • The Cure mashed an acoustic version of the Korn song "Make Me Bad" with their own song "In Between Days".[58]
  • Dark New Day/ex-Sevendust - Clint Lowery was a temporary live Guitarist for Korn.[59]
  • Deadsy - Jonathan Davis sings on the Deadsy songs "Sleepy Hollow" and "The Key to Grammercy Park".
  • Deftones - Chino Moreno sings with Jonathan Davis on Korn's cover of "Wicked" and Korn's "Chi", off of their Life Is Peachy album, was named in inspiration of Deftones bassist Chi Cheng.
  • Dem Franchize Boyz and Korn did a mash-up titled "Coming Undone Wit It".[60]
  • Disturbed - David Draiman sang on the song "Forsaken" which has Munky and Head on guitar.
  • Dust Brothers - Recorded "Kick the P.A." with Korn on the Spawn soundtrack.
  • Evanescence - Amy Lee did backing vocals for Freak On A Leash on their Unplugged album.[61]
  • Everlast appears on the DJ Lethal remix of "Freak on a Leash".
  • Faith No More - Mike Bordin filled in for David Silveria on several occasions during the touring for Korn's Issues.
  • Erik Friedlander of the bands Topaz and Chimera provided cello work for Korn's MTV Unplugged performance.
  • Fear Factory - Christian Olde Wolbers played 3 Europeans shows with Korn. Ex-member Dino Cazares in 2007 has been helping Munky get into playing 8-string electric guitar.
  • Funkdoobiest - Son Doobie appears on the Fieldy track "Put a Week on It".
  • Hi-C - Fieldy plays bass and raps on the original version of his song "Let Me Know" (with DJ Quik). This version never made the album.
  • Ice Cube - featured on Korn's song "Children of the Korn"; Munky and Head appeared on Ice Cube's "Fuck Dying".
  • Q-Unique - Fieldy plays bass on "Killing Myself To Live"
  • Kelis - Fieldy did bass on her song "Easy Come, Easy Go".
  • Limp Bizkit - Jonathan Davis sang on the Limp Bizkit song "Nobody Like You" (featuring Scott Weiland) and Fred Durst rapped on the Korn song "All in the Family". Fieldy produced a remix of "Counterfeit Countdown" as well is partially responsible for their success because he sent their demo tape to Ross Robinson. Not only has Limp Bizkit thanked them in their liner notes but they have done a small cover of "Blind" (live only).
  • Linkin Park - Jonathan Davis helped Linkin Park with a remix of their Hybrid Theory song "One Step Closer" called "1stp Klosr". With Jonathan, the song was heavier than the original with more melodic sounds. The two bands have performed this song together on the Projekt Revolution tour. One version of the song appears on . Chester Bennington sang on the song "System" which features Brian "Head" Welch and Munky on guitars. Bennington also recorded with Korn on an unreleased cover of the Nine Inch Nails song "Head Like a Hole".
  • Lordz of Brooklyn - Brian "Head" Welch and Fieldy produced a remix of the song "White Trash".
  • Mack 10 - Brian "Head" Welch, Fieldy, Munky and David Silveria created the beat for the Mack 10 song "Should I Stay or Should I Go" (which also features Ice Cube).
  • Machine Head have covered the first part Blind live.
  • Marilyn Manson sings on "Redeemer" which is written by Jonathan Davis and features Munky and Brian "Head" Welch on guitars.
  • Marz - Jonathan Davis sings on Marz's song "Cut Throat".
  • Nas is featured on Korn's song "Play Me".
  • The Notorious B.I.G. - Korn is featured on his song "Wake Up Now".
  • Shaquille O'Neal - Members of Korn and 311 supposedly appear on a track entitled "Psycho" on Shaq's unreleased album Presents His Superfriends, Vol. 1.
  • OOMPH! made a remix of "Good God"
  • Orgy - Jonathan Davis sang on the Orgy song "Revival" (with Elijah Blue) and Jay Gordon sang on the song "Slept So Long" which features Head and Munky on guitar.
  • Outkast - Members of Korn appear on a remix of "Chonky Fire", which is yet to be released.
  • The Pharcyde - Tre Hardsen is on Korn's track "Cameltosis", as well as Fieldy's track "Sugar Coated".
  • P!nk - Jonathan Davis produced "God is a DJ" on her album Try This.
  • Q-Tip - Korn is featured on his song "End of Time".
  • Rammstein - Remixed "Freak On A Leash" and "Good God"
  • RBX - Brian "Head" Welch, Fieldy, Munky and David Silveria created the beat for the RBX song "Ruff N'Uff" (which also features Chilly Chill, Deadly Threat and others). RBX also appears on two songs ("Ortiz Anthem", "Do What U Feel") on Fieldy's album.
  • Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine covered Freak on a Leash
  • Seether frontman Shaun Morgan was formerly in a Korn tribute band.
  • Sepultura - Jonathan Davis is featured on the song "Lookaway" (along with Mike Patton) as well as David Silveria featured on the song "Ratamahatta" (along with Carlinhos Brown).
  • Skindred singer Benji sang "A.D.I.D.A.S." with Korn at the Download Festival 2006 when Jonathan Davis had health problems.
  • Slipknot Corey Taylor sang "Freak on a Leash" with Korn several times and Joey Jordison drums temporarily for Korn.
  • Snot - Jonathan Davis sang on the Snot song "Take It Back".
  • Static-X - Wayne Static sang on the song "Not Meant For Me" which features Munky and Brian "Head" Welch on guitars.
  • Videodrone - Jonathan Davis sang on the Videodrone song "Ty Jonathan Down" and Brian "Head" Welch played guitar for the Videodrone song "Power Tools For Girls".
  • Xzibit - Korn and Xzibit covered the song "Fight The Power" (by Public Enemy) together on the XXX: State Of The Union soundtrack; Jonathan Davis & Fieldy also appear on the remix of his song "Year 2000".


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23. ^ Korn Can't Kick Eminem From Top Of Billboard Chart. MTV (2002-06-19). Retrieved on 2007-10-03.
24. ^ Shock Jocks Give New Korn LP Premature Premiere, Perturbing Label. MTV (2002-04-02). Retrieved on 2007-10-03.
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30. ^ Jay-Z's Farewell Album Hasn't Said Goodbye To The #1 Slot. MTV (2003-12-03). Retrieved on 2007-10-03.
31. ^ George Strait Tops Usher In Billboard Albums Chart Recount. MTV (2004-10-13). Retrieved on 2007-10-03.
32. ^ Brian 'Head' Welch Leaves Korn, Citing Moral Objections To Band's Music. MTV (2005-02-22). Retrieved on 2007-10-03.
33. ^ Brian 'Head' Welch Aims To Save 50 Cent. MTV (2005-03-14). Retrieved on 2007-07-09.
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39. ^ Korn Rock Hometown, Have Street Named After Them On 'Official Korn Day'. MTV (2006-02-27). Retrieved on 2007-10-03.
40. ^ Korn Resurrect Family Values Tour With Deftones, Stone Sour. MTV (2006-04-18). Retrieved on 2007-10-03.
41. ^ Korn, Evanescence, Hellyeah Top Family Values Tour Bill. MTV (2007-03-26). Retrieved on 2007-10-03.
42. ^ KORN Frontman To Sit Out U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival, Guest Singers To Step In. Blabbermouth (2006-06-10). Retrieved on 2007-10-03.
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51. ^ JD Acoustic Tour
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54. ^ Slipknot quotes. Retrieved on March 23, 2007.
55. ^ Interview with Aaron Lewis. Retrieved on January 24, 2007.
56. ^ JD Interview about Brooks Wackerman's Help
57. ^ Dez Fafara steps in for Korn at Download
58. ^ The Cure Join Korn for Unplugged
59. ^ Korn Recruits Former Sevendust Guitarist
60. ^ Korn Join Forces with DEM FRANCHISE BOYZ for Mash-up
61. ^ KORN: MTV 'Unplugged' Setlist Revealed

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Korn is a nu metal band from Bakersfield, California.

Korn may also refer to:
  • Korn (album), the band Korn's debut album
  • Korn shell (ksh), a command-line interface for Unix
  • Korn/Ferry, an executive search firm

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Bakersfield, California
Downtown Bakersfield with City Hall and Police Headquarters at left and Hall of Records at right

Nickname: California's Country Music Capital
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Nu metal is a musical genre that typically fuses influences from grunge[1] and alternative metal of the 1990s with funk music, hip-hop, and various heavy metal genres, such as thrash metal and groove metal. It has origins in the mid 1990s.
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The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists.
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Greatest Hits Vol.1
(2004) See You on the Other Side

Greatest Hits Vol.1 is a greatest hits compilation released in October 2004 by nu metal band Korn and has sold over 1,850,000 copies worldwide.
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Grammy Award

The Grammy awards are named for the trophy: a small, gilded gramophone statuette.
Awarded for Outstanding achievements in the record industry
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
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untitled[1] eighth studio album by Korn was released in the United States on July 31, 2007, through Virgin Records. The standard edition holds 13 tracks, while the deluxe edition contains 14 tracks ("Sing Sorrow" as the bonus track).
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L.A.P.D. (Love And Peace Dude, later Laughing As People Die) was an American rock band that is best known for being comprised of the would-be members of Korn (with the exception of Jonathan Davis who, prior to Korn, was in another American rock band, Sexart).
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Sexart was an American hard rock band that formed in the early 1990s. It is best known for being the band that Jonathan Davis was in, before being found by Korn's guitarists while Sexart was performing in a bar in Bakersfield, California.
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Ross Robinson is a music producer who has worked with acts such as Korn, Limp Bizkit, Machine Head, Slipknot, The Cure, Glassjaw, Sepultura, Cold, Vanilla Ice and others.
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Neidermeyer's Mind
(1993) Korn
(1994) |

Neidermeyer's Mind is a 1993 demo tape recording by Bakersfield, California-based band Korn, leading up to the band's self-titled debut in 1994.
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Released 1995 (Promo only)
Format 10",CD5"
Recorded 1993
Genre Nu Metal
Length 4:19
Label Epic Records
Producer(s) Ross Robinson

Korn singles chronology

(1995) Shoots and Ladders
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Released 1994
Recorded 1994
Genre Nu Metal
Length 17:31
Label Immortal/Epic Records
Producer(s) Ross Robinson

Korn track listing
Helmet In The Bush
(11) "Daddy"

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Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle Sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock that was created in the mid-1980s by bands from the American state of Washington, particularly in the Seattle area.
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(1994) Life Is Peachy
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KoЯn is the self-titled debut album by Korn, released on October 11 1994 through Immortal/Epic Records and has sold over 3,000,000 copies worldwide.
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Released 1994
Recorded 1994
Genre Nu Metal
Length 4:29
Label Immortal/Epic Records
Producer(s) Ross Robinson

Korn track listing
(1) "Ball Tongue"
(2) Need To

Ball Tongue
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Released 1995 (US)
Promo only
Format 10",CD5"
Recorded 1994
Genre Nu Metal
Length 5:22
Label Epic Records
Producer(s) Ross Robinson

Korn singles chronology

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The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists.
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Grammy Award

The Grammy awards are named for the trophy: a small, gilded gramophone statuette.
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Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
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Glenn Danzig is an American singer, songwriter and musician who is largely considered to be the founding father of the Horrorpunk genre of music. He is the founder of The Misfits (original incarnation, 1977-1983), Samhain, and Danzig.
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Marilyn Manson is a rock band based in Los Angeles, California. Advocates of nonconformity, and often utilising controversial imagery and lyrical content, the band is commonly described as shock rock.
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Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman and songwriter Dave Mustaine. Formed in 1983 following Mustaine's departure from Metallica, the band has since released eleven studio albums, six live albums, two EPs, and two compilations.
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Fear Factory is a Los Angeles, California based metal band. They formed in 1990 and have since released seven full-length albums and a number of singles and remixes, over the course of which they have evolved from a succession of, as well as steadily pioneered a hybrid of, the
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Flotsam and Jetsam is a thrash metal band formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1983. They are famous for being the band in which Jason Newsted played before joining Metallica.

Band history

1981-1986: the beginning

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Sugar ray is a rock band from Newport Beach, Orange County, California.

Early Years

Sugar ray formed in 1992 with the name Shrinky Dix, later changing it (upon threat of lawsuit from the Milton Bradley Company, maker of the Shrinky Dinks toy) to Sugar ray after
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Life of Agony or LoA is a crossover thrash/hard rock band from Brooklyn, New York.


The band was formed in the summer of 1989 by singer Keith Caputo, bassist Alan Robert and guitarist Joey Z.
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Life Is Peachy
(1996) Follow the Leader
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Life Is Peachy is Korn's second album. The album was released on October 15, 1996 through Immortal/Epic Records and has sold over 2,850,000 copies worldwide.
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Released 1996
Recorded 1996
Genre Nu Metal
Label Immortal/Epic Records
Producer(s) Ross Robinson

Life Is Peachy track listing
(4) "Porno Creep"
(5) Good God

"Porno Creep"
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Porn groove (or porno groove) is a term used to describe the music soundtrack to pornographic films, or a genre of music that imitates such music. The electric guitar with wah-wah pedal is the most common instrument associated with porn groove, and is almost synonymous with
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War was a multicultural American funk band of the 1970s from California, known for the hit songs "Low Rider", "Spill the Wine" and "Why Can't We Be Friends?". Formed in 1969, War was the first and most successful musical crossover, fusing elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin music,
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