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Korn Pull Out Of Ireland's Download Festival

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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):

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. lorlor writes:

I wish they would say what is wrong !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Jun 12, 2006 @ 12:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. KORNDOGG writes:

I PRAY JON IS OK!!!!
IT WOULD BE KOOL TO HEAR SOME OF THOSE SONGS SONG BY THOSE ARTISTS!!!

# Jun 12, 2006 @ 12:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. psythe writes:

I would def like to check out how Dez's vocals mixed with the music. Hopefully Dez didn't try to sing like Jono does, I like Dez's voice the way he does it. Be interested to see if Taylor tried to extend his vocal range for the songs, though.

# Jun 12, 2006 @ 12:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. m3tal_h3ad writes:

Hope some vids of these performances come out

# Jun 12, 2006 @ 2:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Broken Face writes:

there must be a vid 4 it sumwere

# Jun 12, 2006 @ 8:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. really disappointed fan writes:

i hope Jon is ok i love him... he he he but how bad was it to que from five in the moning to find out they are not playin when u reach the gates with no apology at all like i know he's sick but a simple sorry would have been good..... i have lost alot of respect for them

# Jun 12, 2006 @ 9:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. link writes:

The KornBSC board is going crazy with fans summising all kinds of stuff that is wrong with JD. No one knows anything, apparently not even the media, which is a first!! On behalf of all the Korn fans on BSC, we all wish Jon a very speedy recovery :)

# Jun 12, 2006 @ 10:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Rik writes:

I was there and saw Korn with the various guests. Most of them sucked especially Dez. The best one was Benji from Skindred. They had an autocue up on stage for the singers and most of them were reading it for most of the songs. For Blind they just put the autocue up on the big screens and let the fans help out Matt (who was actually pretty good).
It was good of the other singers to help Korn out of a hole and it was interesting to see it, but it wasn't a very strong performance all in all.

Rik

# Jun 12, 2006 @ 11:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Lukas writes:

Hey - just do a google on "Jonathan Davis" and "Download" - turns out he has something called ITP [Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura] according to blabbermouth.net - he ain't gonna die or anything apparently but it's some kind of blood disease. I was there on Saturday too and I reckon it was a total washout. Benji was the only one who was any good but they kept introducing each song before playing it so it was pretty boring - no real tension or flow between songs. It could have been soooooo awesome but it was pretty crap all in all.

# Jun 12, 2006 @ 2:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. VICSTER writes:

I will be crushed if anything like this happens during FVM2. I live JD's voice. There is not one person out there that can sing the songs the way he does. I am telling u guys, I will be fuc*king pizzed. KORN is my band. I love no other the way I love them.

# Jun 12, 2006 @ 3:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. dread_red_fred writes:

well atlest they were ok on june 10th, and no body is going 2 die lol,

# Jun 12, 2006 @ 4:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. lorlor writes:

Leelee sent me this.. it's from Korn.com


letter from JD
Hey everyone,

I am writing this to thank everyone who called, or emailed me the past few days, believe me, they have been some of the scariest days of my life.

This is the short version of what happened. I started getting these weird bruises all over my body about 2 weeks ago. 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, it's too hard to spell, but basically it's a blood infection, where because of an allergic reaction I had to some medication, my blood platelets, the stuff my bone marrow produces to help my blood clot, were really low. I mean way low. Most humans have between 140 and 400 in their cells. I had 5.. no joke... FIVE. If I continued to headbang on stage I could have had a brain hemorrahage and dropped dead on the spot.

My doctors ordered me to remain at the hospital until they could get my blood in some kind of healthy shape.

I want to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at The London Clinic, all the singers who performed with the band at the London festival: Cory from Slipknot/Stone Sour, Dez from Devildriver, Jesse from Ten Years, Benji and Skindred, Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold, and Matt from Trivium. I want to thank my band and crew for all their love and support, my loving family and friends and most of all the fans, the best fans in the world.

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. They will know more in a day or two but I want everyone to know that we will do our very best to come back soon to play any dates we are unable to play on this tour.

Thank you,

Love Jonathan.

# Jun 12, 2006 @ 5:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. SPIRIT OF THE ELDER GODS writes:

Well I don't really know KORN or their music but that sounds deadly serious.Get well soon your personal health has to come before your music.

# Jun 12, 2006 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. leelee writes:

Get well JD!
There are a couple clips of the show with Corey singing on youtube.com.. he sounded awesome!

# Jun 12, 2006 @ 6:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. VICSTER writes:

JD GET WELL SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I checked out the clips, Corey did do a good job.

# Jun 13, 2006 @ 3:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. lorlor writes:

yah he kicked as*s doing Freak on a Leash.

# Jun 13, 2006 @ 7:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. lorlor writes:

Corey Talor singing Clown............ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2zDEIFw7Rg&mode=related&search=


copy and past! Pretty good job! Although, JD sounds much SEXIER and more angry!

# Jun 29, 2006 @ 12:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Taz writes:

Jon has got this condition where he has a lack of platelets in his blood to form blood clots. If Jon had headbanged on stage for even a half an hour he would have suffered a massage brain haemmorage and died. NOW THAT'S SERIOUS!!!

# Jul 5, 2006 @ 12:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. pissed off !!!!!!!! writes:

jons a puss he should have roughted it out!!!

# Jul 6, 2006 @ 5:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Linkin Park Killa writes:

Man f*** korn. Jonathan davis needs to do all of us real metal listeners a favorite and take his last breath. Korn has got to be the sh**tiest band on the planet. f*** pop culture!!! plus Corey taylor is a way better singer than Jonathan davis. No f***in comparison! Stupid muthaf***as!

# Jul 7, 2006 @ 1:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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