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Background

As a kid, Fieldy spent much of his adolescence "standing around in dirt fields, drinking beer, watching other kids fight." At some point, Fieldy and some friends decided their time would be better spent taking out their frustrations on musical instruments instead. And rock music would never be the same.

So Fieldy, James "Munky" Shaffer, David Silveria, Brian "Head" Wetch, and eventually, an assistant coroner with a troubled past named Jonathan Davis left Bakersfield for Los Angeles and collectively became known as Korn. It helped that they all had common influneces - the angry, urban stylings of hip-hip, the heavy, riff-driven angst of metal. But the sounds emanating from this band's Huntington Beach rehearsal space would soon set an entirely fresh musical precedent and set off a wave of imitators that eventually threatened to engulf the band itself.

After touring for nearly two years, Korn was signed by Immortal and released their now-classic eponymous 1994 debut. Korn opened with the prophetic, gravel-throated challenge "Are you ready?!" before kicking into the heaviest guitar sound yet heard in rock, thanks to the team of Shaffer and Welch, who tuned their already-low 7-string guitars even lower and played with no regard for the traditional harmonic consonance. The sound was metallica sludge, but tempered oddly by bassist Fieldy and drummer Silveria, who added a mix of porn-soundtrack funk and hip-hop rhythms tha was puzzlingly aggressive and chill. Next, nursery rhyme-like melodies were woven into the dark mix, helping make Korn the creepiest, heaviest debut since Black Sabbath. But Davis had no desire to sing about devils and witches; he was busy exorcising real-life demons. Songs such as "Faget" and "Shoots and Ladders" were discomfortingly personal confessions of shattered childhood, and by album's end Davis was literally in tears in the harrowing "Daddy."

And so they began to amass a following that would send their next album, 1996's brutal yet cheekily titled "Life is Peachy," into platinum sales. Years of touring followed again as the band fortified its fan-base to the degree that their next album, 1998's "Follow the Leader," would debut at No. 1 on the Billboard's Top 200, as would "Issues."

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SOAD, Korn, Others Don't Mind Music In Viral Video

MTV.com has written an interesting piece on Viral Videos and talked to a number of band members about their music's use in these indie videos:

Just as Vietnam was called the first TV war, the current conflict in Iraq could be remembered as the first viral-video war.

Viral video, the buzz word of the last few months (especially with marketers), is the term used to describe Internet videos like the "Star Wars" kid, "Brokeback to the Future" and "MySpace: The Movie" that have become phenomena thanks to e-mail and Web sites like YouTube.com and iFilm. But while those were clearly created to get a good laugh, there's a far different viral-video campaign blossoming that centers on American soldiers in the Middle East.

Essentially, troops are using affordable cameras and laptops to shoot and edit videos that chronicle their experience in and out of combat. And since most are set to modern rock music and feature the sort of quick cuts and stylistic shots often associated with MTV, the effect is like watching a music video.

"Wow this is cool — it's better than the real video," Staind singer Aaron Lewis said as he screened a video of "So Far Away" that juxtaposes frightening explosions with scenes of soldiers jokingly Saran-wrapping another troop to his bunk. "It's just crazy to see the footage of them right there in the middle of it, doing it all."

"I have seen ones where you can see people blowing up and all that kind of stuff," said Korn singer Jonathan Davis, whose music has been used by the video-makers. "But even the tame ones serve a purpose. They put faces on the people out there doing it, they're in the barracks and stuff, which is good."

"It is truly an indie media, from soldiers who are the ones who really know what's going on," said Tom Morello after screening a video that uses Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name." "It's not being filtered through some corporate-owned news service or whatever. So I think that their insights to what's happening there are important ones, being set to music that they like."

And not just music they like, but aggressive, political music that reflects the subject matter.

"The intense nature of the song really adds more emotion to the video," said Chris Wentzel, a civilian who used soldiers' footage he found online to make a clip for Drowning Pool's "Bodies." "If music wasn't used in the videos it would kind of take away from the video as far as emotion."

After Davis screened a clip that uses Korn's "Dead Bodies Everywhere," he knew exactly what the filmmaker was going for.

"It's a video of them killing people, so there's going to be dead bodies everywhere, which totally gives it a new meaning," Davis said of the song, which he wrote about working at a coroner's office before Korn formed. "I remember working at the funeral home, and you had to [inject humor] or you would have gone crazy from all the death being around you. And I think this is a way for them to do that, where they get their laptops and get their camera, 'Oh, check out my video.' It's like a way for them to deal with what they're doing. 'Cause they're killing people, man — I don't care who you are or what it is, it's still killing people and it's still got to be taxing on your mind."

And for that reason, Davis is supportive of the viral videos, even though they are made without permission from the bands and are therefore technically illegal.

"I don't know what the record company is going to say about that, but what's it hurting?" Davis said. "It's reality. People hear stuff from me all the time, they don't get to see that; they just see the powder-coated stuff. But if you really saw what's going on over there, you could see something different."

Read the full article at MTV.com.

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Korn Guitarist To Start Multi-Genre Label

KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer has announced plans to form his own record company.

"I'm looking to put together a really eclectic record label that's only for the artists," Munky said during a live appearance on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" this past Monday (July 17). "I want to give back what I've been given, which is the opportunity to make music and make a living. I want it to be multi-genre — hip hop, rock, jazz. I want to sign a jazz band later. Right now I have three acts that I'm about to sign so I'm really excited."

KORN played two songs acoustically last night (Tuesday, July 18) on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The performance marked only the second national television appearance ever by KORN, following last year's spot as the musical guests on "Saturday Night Live". It's also just the second unplugged performance of the band's career after a four-song stint on AOL's "Acoustic Sessions" this past April. The group performed singles "Twisted Transistor" and "Coming Undone", both from its latest studio album, "See You On The Other Side".

As for whether KORN plans to incorporate acoustic sets into its headlining run on the upcoming Family Values tour, singer Jonathan Davis recently told Launch he hasn't ruled it out. "Everyone's asking that and I don't know," he said. "We'll see once we get into rehearsals. It would be cool 'cause we've been doing it a lot lately and everybody's really been responding to it and liking it a lot, so we'll see. I don't know. It's just, it's weird — I think it would have to be acoustic, all acoustic, or all heavy. I don't know. We'll have to see."

Davis has been home in Los Angeles recovering from a rare and potentially fatal blood disorder that forced KORN to cancel most of a European tour last month.

The band will begin its headlining stint on the Family Values tour on July 27 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with DEFTONES, STONE SOUR, 10 YEARS, FLYLEAF and others.

KORN has added a handful of solo headlining dates around Family Values stops, including August 1 in Orlando, Florida, August 8 in Corpus Christi, Texas, and August 9 in Oklahoma City.

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"Korn Karaoke" OK With Jonathan Davis

Launch Radio Networks reports: When KORN singer Jonathan Davis was hospitalized in London last month with a rare blood disorder, the rest of his band still played at England's Download Festival, performing a 30-minute set with guest frontmen from 10 YEARS, SLIPKNOT, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and others. Davis told Launch that he couldn't have been more grateful to everyone involved. "I was very thankful that they did that and it was overwhelming to get, you know, that respect, to have those guys go up and do that, and then that the crowd responded to it well," he said. "You know, all we wanted to do was try and play some kind of show for those fans that paid to come see us. I know I wasn't there, but we tried to do what we could do, and I think it worked out great. Everybody did their best to pull off what I do, so I was stoked."

The singer added that he thought Corey Taylor of SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR did the best job.

Davis is currently recovering at home in Los Angeles from the infection, called Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), which sent his blood platelet count plummeting to dangerously low levels.

KORN will be joined by DEFTONES, STONE SOUR, 10 YEARS and other acts on the Family Values tour, which begins on July 27 in Virginia Beach.

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Underoath Debuts At No. 2 on Billboard

Underoath's third studio album 'Define the Great Line' has debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 selling 98,000 units. Dragonforce sold 10,000 copies of their third disc, 'Inhuman Rampage', giving them the No. 103 position. AFI's latest 'decemberunderground' continues to fall and now sets at No. 9. Korn's new DVD 'Live From the Other Side' debuted at No. 3 on Billboard's Music DVD chart.

Sales were down 10% compared to the previous week and down 8% compared to the same week last year. Overall sales for 2006 are down 4% compared to 2005.

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Peeping Tom Added To Family Values Tour

According to a posting on the KORN fan site KornUnleashed.net, PEEPING TOM — the new project of Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, MR. BUNGLE, TOMAHAWK, FANTOMAS) — has been added to The Family Values Tour 2006. The band will reportedly join the tour's second-stage lineup along with already confirmed acts 10 YEARS, BURY YOUR DEAD, BULLETS AND OCTANE and DEADSY.

The Family Values Tour 2006 billing is now shaping up as follows:

Main Stage:

KORN
DEFTONES
STONE SOUR
FLYLEAF
DIR EN GREY

Second Stage:

10 YEARS
BURY YOUR DEAD
BULLETS AND OCTANE
DEADSY
PEEPING TOM

With the addition of a second stage and many top rock acts, fans will get even greater value from the Live Nation-produced Family Values Tour, as the festival features $9.99 lawn tickets and value-priced seating available at every outdoor amphitheatre along the tour route, making it one of the hottest tickets of the summer.

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Korn's Jonathan and Munky Visit KROQ

Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer visited Kevin & Bean of KROQ in Los Angeles on Friday (June 23). They discussed Davis' health scare, the support the fans gave him, the latest Family Values tour, and took questions from fans. The pair also performed acoustic versions of 'Twisted Transistor' and 'Coming Undone'. You can listen to the interview and performance at KROQ.com (Windows Media stream).

In related news, Korn are out with their live DVD "Korn Live On The Other Side," taken from the band's Hammerstein Ballroom show in 2004. You can watch "Twisted Transistor" off the disc at Yahoo! Music.

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Korn Frontman Itching To Get Back On Stage

Jonathan Cohen of Billboard.com has issued the following report:

KORN's Jonathan Davis is happy to be alive after a recent near-fatal bout with a blood infection, and he's itching to get back on stage.

"I feel good, but I feel like I want to jump out of my skin," he told Billboard.com by phone from his Los Angeles home, where he will rest until the July 27 start of KORN's Family Values tour.

As previously reported, Davis was rushed to a London hospital earlier this month after developing the blood disorder immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), forcing KORN to scrap the rest of its European tour.

"We had just done a show in Hamburg, Germany," Davis recalls. "I was on the bus and noticed all this bruising all over my body. It wasn't bad, just here and there, but I was like, what the hell? This ain't right. I don't remember hitting myself or anything, and I never bruise."

Read the full article at Billboard.

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Korn Frontman Released From U.K. Hospital

Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has been released from a London hospital, where he has been treated over the past four days for the blood ailment immune thrombocytopenic purpura. As previously reported, Korn was forced to scrap its remaining European tour dates while David recovers.

"The doctors have determined that this was an isolated incident and that after a few weeks my recovery will be complete," Davis says in a statement. "I will be ready to rock on the Family Values tour this summer."

That outing, with support from Deftones, Stone Sour, Flyleaf and Dir en grey, kicks off July 27 in Virginia Beach, VA.

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Korn Postpones Tour Due To Davis' Health

MTV.com reports: Korn frontman Jonathan Davis was admitted to a London hospital over the weekend for treatment of a blood disorder called immune thrombocytopenic purpura, forcing the band to pull out of at least one European festival gig and deliver an abbreviated set with guest singers at Saturday's U.K. Download Festival. According to a band spokesperson, Davis may be sidelined for the next three weeks, as he continues to recover.

Korn, who did not perform at Ireland's Download Festival on Sunday, are also expected to cancel a performance at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam on Tuesday; further shows are expected to be postponed.

A post from Davis on Korn's official Web site confirmed the illness — a disorder in which a low blood-platelet count prohibits the blood from clotting as it should.

"I started getting these weird bruises all over my body about two weeks ago," Davis wrote. "I was getting very weak after the shows so I saw a doctor in London Friday. He took some blood tests and when the results came in, they rushed me to the hospital. It turned out that I have ITP ... a blood infection where, because of an allergic reaction I had to some medication, my blood platelets were really low. If I continued to headbang onstage, I could have had a brain hemorrhage and dropped dead on the spot."

According to Davis, while most people have between 140 and 400 platelets in their blood cells, "I had 5 — no joke." He has been ordered by his doctors to remain under the hospital's supervision until "they [can] get my blood in some kind of healthy shape. The doctors are telling me that each day I've been here in the hospital, my platelet count has been going up and I should be healthy to play in a few weeks. The doctors have cleared me to walk around a bit but I am unable to perform a show or travel right now. We will do our very best to come back soon to play any dates we are unable to play on this tour."

During the U.K.'s Download Festival, which took place at Donington Park, Korn delivered an abbreviated 30-minute set with guest singers filling in for Davis.

When guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer, bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu and drummer David Silveria took the stage, a bandmember told the crowd, "We've had some issues" but would "play on with some friends of ours," the Download Festival site reports.

Korn recruited a number of artists to stand in for Davis. Jesse Hasek of 10 Years grabbed the microphone for "It's On!" while Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows belted out "Falling Away From Me." Former Coal Chamber and current DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara handled vocals for "Somebody, Someone" and "Coming Undone," and Skindred's Benji Webbe tackled "A.D.I.D.A.S." Slipknot/ Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor performed "Clown" and "Freak on a Leash" and Trivium's Matt Heafy joined the band for "Blind."

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Korn Pull Out Of Ireland's Download Festival

KORN have cancelled their June 11 appearance in Dublin, Ireland for the Download Festival 2006, promoters Aiken Promotions have announced.

The cancellation comes after KORN singer Jonathan Davis was admitted to a hospital in London for undisclosed reasons, forcing him to miss the band's appearance at U.K.'s Download Festival, taking place today at Donington Park.

KORN were scheduled to play at the RDS Arena in Dublin before headliners METALLICA.

KORN performed a shortened 30-minute set on the main stage of Day 2 of the U.K.'s Download Festival today (June 10) with a variety of guests helping out on vocals, including singers from SLIPKNOT, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DEVILDRIVER and TRIVIUM. The group's setlist was as follows:

01. It's On! (with Jesse Hasek from 10 YEARS)
02. Falling Away from Me (with M Shadows from AVENGED SEVENFOLD)
03. Somebody Someone (with Dez Fafara from DEVILDRIVER)
04. Coming Undone (with Dez Fafara from DEVILDRIVER)
05. A.D.I.D.A.S. (with Benji Webbe from SKINDRED)
06. Clown (with Corey Taylor from SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR)
07. Freak on a Leash (with Corey Taylor from SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR)
08. Blind (with Matt Heafy from TRIVIUM)

Check out pictures of KORN from Day 2 of the Download Festival on June 10, 2006 in Castle Donington, England (courtesy of Getty Images):

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Korn Frontman To Sit Out U.K.'s Download Festival

According to VirtualFestivals.com and NME.com, KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has had to pull out of his scheduled appearance at U.K.'s Download festival, taking place at Donington Park. But the band will play on, with some "very special guests" filling in on vocals.

The singer was admitted to an unspecified U.K. hospital earlier, although there are currently no details on his condition.

The rest of KORN are scheduled to appear on Download's Main Stage at 6:30 p.m. today. The band will play a shortened 30-minute set, with a variety of guests helping out on vocals.

METALLICA, who are headlining straight after KORN, famously endured a similar card of fate at this same festival in 2004, when drummer Lars Ulrich was unable to play due to illness at the eleventh hour. SLIPKNOT and SLAYER were among bands that donated their stickmen to fill the void and the resulting show went down as a historical event in Donington's rich rock tapestry.

Furthermore, speculation is rife that METALLICA frontman James Hetfield may be amongst the Korn Karaoke contenders, given that Jonathan Davis once stood in for him at a METALLICA show, when he was unable to perform due to injury.

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Patterson Back w/ Korn After Stint By FF Guitarist

MTV.com reports: It turns out KORN haven't decided to axe guitarist Rob Patterson after all. Patterson, who had previously played with OTEP, was recruited last year to fill in for Brian "Head" Welch as KORN's touring guitarist. But last week, during the European leg of the band's "See You on the Other Side" tour, fans noticed Patterson — who plays offstage during KORN shows — had been replaced by FEAR FACTORY guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers. According to the band's management, that lineup was only temporary. "KORN played three shows with their longtime friend Christian to start the tour in Europe, but Patterson is now back at that position."

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Korn Joined By Fear Factory Guitarist?

According to a posting on KornTV.co.uk and various Internet reports, KORN have enlisted FEAR FACTORY guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers as the replacement for the recently departed Rob Patterson.

Rob, who was previously the guitarist for OTEP, joined KORN as the backup guitarist in July 2005, filling the slot left vacant by the departure of Brian "Head" Welch.

After KORN's first summer European show on Thursday (May 25) at the Super Bock Super Rock XL festival in Lisbon, Portgual, several fans claimed that they saw Olde Wolbers performing with the group at the concert.

FEAR FACTORY are not currently on tour and have no dates scheduled until the fall. However, it is not clear if Wolbers will only be joining KORN for the European leg of the "See You on the Other Side" world tour or if his tenure with the group will be extended to include the upcoming Family Values trek.

KORN's upcoming DVD, "Live On The Other Side", will receive a big screen premiere on June 19 at more than 100 theatres in 70 markets nationwide. Along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and music videos, the disc will feature excerpts from a private show the band played for contest winners and U.S. soldiers on a plane headed to New York from Europe.

The DVD will be in stores on June 20.

KORN will headline the Family Values tour this summer, which begins on July 27 in Virginia Beach. The main stage lineup also features DEFTONES, STONE SOUR, FLYLEAF and DIR EN GREY.

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Korn Part w/ Touring Guitarist Rob Patterson

KORN have parted ways with touring guitarist Rob Patterson, according to Korn Unleashed. A replacement axeman has already been drafted in and is currently performing with the band on their European tour.

Rob, who was previously the guitarist for OTEP, joined KORN as the backup guitarist in July 2005, filling the slot left vacant by the departure of Brian "Head" Welch, who left the group earlier in the year.

When Rob first joined, the band chose to keep him "hidden" and have him play behind the amplifiers offstage. Since then, Rob has worked his way up in the ranks of the band with him most recently playing onstage in the North American leg of the "See You on the Other Side" world tour earlier this year.

Rob has yet to comment on his depature from KORN, but the header on his MySpace profile currently reads "Farewell, my brothers."

KORN's upcoming DVD, "Live On The Other Side", will receive a big screen premiere on June 19 at more than 100 theatres in 70 markets nationwide. Along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and music videos, the disc will feature excerpts from a private show the band played for contest winners and U.S. soldiers on a plane headed to New York from Europe.

The DVD will be in stores on June 20.

KORN will headline the Family Values tour this summer, which begins on July 27 in Virginia Beach. The main stage lineup also features DEFTONES, STONE SOUR, FLYLEAF and DIR EN GREY.

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Korn Frontman Comments On Indonesian Cancellation

Launch Radio Networks reports: KORN canceled a May 4 show in Jakarta, Indonesia last week, with reports indicating that there were concerns over whether the country's Merapi volcano might erupt. But singer Jonathan Davis told Launch that the band was also worried about the unstable nature of that area of the world right now. "You know, it's just hairy down there right now, and we didn't want to be responsible for anyone getting hurt at our shows or anything like that, so we chose not to go," he said. "Plus there was the volcano that was on the island erupting, so we thought that just all the way around it was just best for us not to go this time."

Merapi is one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes and recent lava flows have led more than 5,000 Indonesians to flee their homes near the mountain. Indonesia has also been a staging ground for Islamic militants and terrorists.

KORN released a collection of concert recordings and rare cuts yesterday (Tuesday, May 9) titled "Live & Rare".

KORN and the DEFTONES will co-headline the revived Family Values tour this summer, beginning on July 27 in Virginia Beach. Davis told Launch that the lineup will feature a total of 10 bands on two stages.

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Hear Full CDs of Ministry, Rebel Meets Rebel

AOL Music is rockin' this week with full CD streams of several heavy bands including Ministry, Rebel Meets Rebel, and Wolfmother plus and accoustic set from Korn.

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Family Values Tour Details, Cities Revealed

As previously reported, Korn and The Deftones are heading up the ressurected Family Values Tour, started and headlined by Korn eight years ago. This year's tour is said to have a second stage for the first time, with acts yet to be announced. The main stage will be rounded out by Stone Sour, Flyleaf and Dir En Grey, who Davis described as "this crazy Japanese band that are just out of their minds." Lawn tickets will be $9.99 at each stop.

MTV.com has some more detail and commentary by Jonathan Davis and Deftones frontman Chino Moreno:

"The first [Family Values] with us on it was the best, and we just decided, let's do this again," Korn singer Jonathan Davis said of 1998's outing with Limp Bizkit, Ice Cube, Rammstein and Orgy. "We're gonna break out the old Family Values stuff we got in storage and really put on a cool show."

"No band can go down to $9.99 and do the production and that kind of stuff that we're doing, but the deal we did [becoming equal partners with EMI and promoters Live Nation] allows us to be able to do that, which is really cool," Davis said. "I don't want to slap bands for making their ticket prices so high, 'cause I understand production and that stuff costs a lot. ... But Madonna's are like 300 bucks a ticket. I can't even believe that. Ten bucks for a show is ridiculous, and I think kids that aren't Korn fans will wanna go just to check out other bands or just go to have a good time."

Having a good time will also be a priority for Korn, who will balance their intense sets with a lot of backstage hanging out.

"We haven't toured with [the Deftones] since '97 or '96, and we're really excited," Davis said. "We love those guys. We started out together. Literally it was us and them, and back in the day we used to drive to Sacramento [California] and play at their home clubs. And they would drive to Huntington Beach and play the clubs we'd play, so we've been friends for a long, long time, and it's cool to be back together again and sharing the same stage."

Tour dates for the 30-city Family Values Tour have not been announced yet, but organizers have released a list of cities: More...

Read the full article at MTV.com.

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Korn, Deftones To Bring Back Family Values Tour


KORN and DEFTONES will be teaming up for the resurrected Family Values tour late summer/early fall, according to official MySpace bulletins posted by both bands earlier today.

The Family Values Tour was created by KORN in 1998 with the intention of making it an annual trek. KORN headlined the first tour, then passed the headlining spot to LIMP BIZKIT in 1999. The tour took the year off in 2000 due to heavy competition.

Since the tour started, many bands have featured on the bill, such as INCUBUS, ORGY, LIMP BIZKIT, ICE CUBE, RAMMSTEIN, PRIMUS, STAIND, METHOD MAN & REDMAN, THE CRYSTAL METHOD, FILTER, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, LINKIN PARK, STATIC-X, and DEADSY.

Guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer recently hinted that the tour may return when he spoke to Launch Radio Networks.

"We're trying to put together something similar to, like, a Family Values kind of a thing," he said. "We don't know if we're gonna call it that or not, but we wanna put together something sort of a festival feel, where there's four bands on the main stage and then there's four or five bands on a side stage. We want to make our own Kornfest type of thing."

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MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge On AOL Music

"MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge" is now available for streaming in its entirety on AOL Music. The low priced, double-disc came out in stores on April 11, 2006 via Roadrunner Records. The double CD contains more than 2 1/2 hours of music. Disc one represents the strongest tracks from today's biggest rock bands, and disc two brings together the strongest up-and-comers from the underground rock scene.

Here is the full track listing: More...

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KCUF Prepare To Unleash Debut Album

KCUF, the new project of Crazy "White" Sean (Ex-GWAR roadie) and former Snot/Amen/Lo-Pro bassist John "Tumor" Fahnestock, will release their debut on February 21st via 313 Recordings/Corporate Punishment Records. The album titled 'Modern Primitive Punk' includes guest appearances from Shavo Odajian (System of a Down), Sid "DJ Starscream" Wilson (Skipknot) and James "Munky" Shaffer (Korn). Audio is available on from the band's MySpace page.

UPDATE: You can also check out the track "Bloodbath" (featuring Shavo of System of a Down on guitar and Tumor from Snot/Amen on Bass) on the Corporate Punishment Records Myspace page.

Sean says "KCUF was just a project I had in my head for a long time, and I hooked up with Tumor and T-Shirt (AKA Jeff Myers, also one a significant musical contributor to the record), and they helped bring it to life,”he says remembering how the project came together. “And from doing my Freakshow thing, I'd meet all the touring bands that come through Europe and a lot of them became friends, so I just asked them to be involved. A lot of people have called it a "side-project", or whatever, but it is what it is. It's just a record we made for fun, and asked some of our friends to come jam on."

The result is Modern Primitive Punk, a fiery punk-thrash explosion much more akin to the likes of DRI, SOD, and the Circle Jerks than the modern metal styles one would expect from such a collaboration.

According to Tumor, it comes as a result of growing up with a musically mixed background. " I can speak for myself that I really am not trying to appeal to any one genre. I grew up, and it’s safe to say the same for Sean, with both sides of the coin. I mean one minute I was headbanging to Judas Priest and the next I was worshipping bands like DRI, SOD or DEAD KENNEDYS."

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