The late Chester Bennington’s pre-Linkin Park band Grey Daze have shared a new video for their song “B12.” The track, which features Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch and James “Munky” Shaffer, will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Amends,” which is set to be released on June 26.
Grey Daze drummer Sean Dowdell commented:
“Everything we’ve done surrounding the upcoming release of Amends has been to honor Chester. The video for ‘B12‘ is no exception. We wanted to celebrate all that has been accomplished in seeing ‘Amends‘, a release he had wanted to bring to life, and in this video we not only brought his lyrics to life, we also were able to feel his presence as we performed alongside his vocal track.”
“The range, the power, the melody, and the flow… it sounds like [Chester’s] in his prime.”
As the U.S. continues to be rocked by the death of George Floyd, the unarmed black man who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, MN, a number of musicians have taken to social media to speak up about the tragedy and the ongoing riots related to it. You can find some posts from various artists below:
Ice-T (Body Count):
When a MF has his knee on your neck…. And his HANDS IN HIS POCKETS… He’s sending a message.
Yesterday some dude asked if I was Triggered.. I said NO. But then I thought about it… What part of watching another brother getting Murdered in broad daylight by the Police SHOULDN'T Trigger me??! Yes I’M Triggered AF.
Theres a lot of beauty in the world…SO much to be thankful for. I try hard to stay grateful & centered. At the same time, Im heart broken & angry. Appalled & disgusted at whats happening in my country that I LOVE so much. I wish I knew what I could do to be part of a solution.
Perhaps true….however, when an entire segment of society is being systematically attacked with no effective means of recourse or justice, “taking care” of that community will eventually involve people protecting & defending themselves…by any means necessary. https://t.co/Sly2f84R6a
I try to keep my tweets light hearted, positive, but sitting here on my 45th birthday watching the country burn, realizing how little real change has come in my lifetime it’s impossible not to acknowledge the darkness and realize fire might be the only way to bring back the light
This country's institutionalized racism not only runs throughs its legislation, municipal systems and perception management narratives but and also deep it the egoic blueprints of its foundation and the psychic scars of its blood soaked history.
#BlackLivesMatter don’t let the Right make this about anything else. This is about systemic racism in this country. This is the karma we have built as a nation built on the blood of black, brown, yellow and red people. If this makes you uncomfortable to confront. Good.
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 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 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, 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 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.”
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.
Yesterday (April 25), Papa Roach celebrated the 20th anniversary of “Infest” with a special “Infest In Conversation” livestream event. The discussion found the band joined by original drummer Dave Buckner and a number of special guests including: Deftones’ Chino Moreno, Linkin Park’s Dave “Phoenix” Farrell, Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch, Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates, and Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler. If you missed it, you can watch the full conversation below:
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.”