Ray Luzier (Korn) Working On New Book

During an interview with 93.3 WMMR, Korn’s Ray Luzier revealed that he is working on a new book. The effort is being described as a “rock book” and half of it will focus on the drummer’s time with David Lee Roth (Van Halen).

Luzier said the following:

“It’s not about, like, ‘Oh, Mr. Rock Star guy.’ It’s about getting signed, getting dropped, getting this promised this and then me joining national bands. But 50 percent of my book is David Lee Roth, ’cause eight years with that guy, you can’t make that stuff up. And I love him to death — he’s the most amazing, one of the best entertainers ever. But there’s a lot there — there’s a lot of content.

A lot of people don’t realize out there, they think your favorite band, they just think, ‘Oh, they got signed and they’re huge and they’re famous.’ A lot of people don’t have any idea what some of us go through. I did the hard road. October starts my 14th years with KORN, which I’m super stoked to still be in and we’re still around. Fieldy told me we had a year in ’07 when I got the gig. He was, like, ‘Yeah, we’ve got about a year left.’ And here we are, still making music and we’re gonna be touring when this whole virus crap is over.

People have no idea, so that’s why I told myself I’m just gonna put a book together that’s gonna be about the realism of getting promised all this stuff.

Practicing and getting really good at your art is just one part of the whole equation.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Korn Team Up With Yelawolf For Cover Of The Charlie Daniels Band’s “The Devil Went Down To Georgia”

Korn have released a cover of The Charlie Daniels Band’s “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.” The track, which features Yelawolf, is available exclusively on Bandcamp with proceeds set to go towards Awakening Youth.

Korn’s Jonathan Davis commented:

“I’ve always said it, but country music is some of the darkest ever. Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, and, of course, Charlie Daniels all turned pain into some really powerful music that sounded alive. ‘The Devil Went Down To Georgia’ is a classic story, and we wanted to release it now to help others in need.”

The band also added:

“We’re very excited to bring you our cover of the late, great Charlie Daniels’ infamous track, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.” Charlie left a musical legacy that goes beyond just one genre, and we want to honor his talent and influence with our own rendition of his song. It is available exclusively via Bandcamp, where 100% of all proceeds are being donated to the non-profit organization, Awakening Youth. Special thanks to our boy Yelawolf for jumping on the track with us.

Join us in supporting Awakening Youth’s mission, which empowers young people who have lost regular interaction with a parent to life events such as divorce, addiction, death, and more, to realize positive change in their lives and awaken the motivation to be their best selves. More information can be found at AwakeningYouth.org. Exclusive KORN x Awakening Youth woven patches are also available at kornwebstore.com.

We will be going live on the Korn IG today with Live Nation at 3PM Pacific to talk more about our love for Charlie, Awakening Youth, and to answer some fan questions. Set a reminder, and tune in to the live chat for a chance to win some special merch: instagram.com/korn_official

Korn Share Cryptic Teaser Image

It looks like fans may be getting something new from Korn in the near future. The band posted a new teaser image with scrambled words that appear to spell out “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.” This news comes after the band previously revealed that they recorded a cover of the The Charlie Daniels Band‘s “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” for their upcoming covers album.

Korn & Faith No More Cancel Co-Headlining Tour

Korn, Faith No More, Scars On Broadway, Helmet, Spotlights, and ’68 have cancelled their summer North American tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. Korn issued the below statement:

“The Korn & Faith No More Summer Tour will unfortunately no longer be taking place. It is with heavy hearts that we came to this decision out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our fans, crew, and fellow artists. Ticket holders will be emailed directly with their refund options, including a full refund, or you can request a 150% credit at Live Nation Concerts venues + they will donate the number of tickets you originally purchased to healthcare workers on the front lines. For more details, please visit livenation.com/refund. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

Korn Release Acoustic Version Of “Can You Hear Me”

Korn have released an acoustic version of their song “Can You Hear Me.” You can find that below, along with a video of Jonathan Davis discussing the track on SiriusXM. The original version of the song is from the band’s latest album “The Nothing.”

Korn Announce Rescheduled European Dates

Korn have postponed their European shows due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s the new dates:

05/28/21 Prague, CZE – Tipsport Arena
05/29/21 Bratislava, SLO – NTC Arena
05/31/21 Warsaw, POL – Arena COS Torwar
06/03/21 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Arena
06/08/21 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Life
06/14/21 Berlin, GER – Verti Music Hall
06/16/21 Stockholm, SWE – Gröna Lund

System Of A Down, Korn, Faith No More, Etc. Announce Rescheduled Los Angeles Shows

System Of A Down, Korn, Faith No More, Helmet and Russian Circles have officially rescheduled their Los Angeles stadium shows. The concerts will now take place at the Banc Of California Stadium on May 21-22, 2021. System Of A Down commented:

“We’re excited to announce that the rescheduled dates for our double-header with Korn, Faith No More, Helmet, and Russian Circles have been confirmed for May 21 & 22, 2021. Existing tickets will be honored for the new dates. We look forward to bringing this weekend to life next year when it is safe for our fans, crew, and venue staff. Thank you for your patience and understanding. For refund inquiries, please visit livenation.com/refund.”

Korn May Continue Work On Their Covers Album During Current Downtime

Korn have been talking about a possible covers album for awhile now and it looks like they may continue to work on it during their coronavirus downtime. Guitarist Brian “Head” Welch said the following about that during a recent interview with Metal Hammer:

“We have five or six [covers] done, and Jonathan Davis was really hyped on the idea of doing unique covers – just something fun. So we need to get back into that frame of mind. With this time off, that maybe could be a good idea – something to do while we’re at home.”

Korn Share Director’s Cut Of “The Nothing” Album Release Show

Earlier today (April 29), Korn streamed the director’s cut of their September 13, 2019 album release show for “The Nothing.” That concert took place at ShowBiz Studios in Los Angeles, CA and it saw the band performing with a live performance artist.

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System Of A Down, Korn, Faith No More, Etc. Postpone Los Angeles Stadium Shows

System Of A Down, Korn, Faith No More, Helmet and Russian Circles have postponed their Los Angeles stadium shows due to the coronavirus pandemic. The following statement was issued:

“Our upcoming Banc Of California Stadium shows on May 22 & 23 are proactively being rescheduled out of an abundance of caution for our fans, crew, and venue staff. As soon as we have the new dates finalized, we will inform everyone, and all the tickets will be honored accordingly. For further ticket information, visit livenation.com/ticketrelief or your point of purchase. To our amazing fans, thank you for understanding.”