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Korn Recruits Former Sevendust Guitarist For Touring

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Launch Radio Networks reports: KORN has recruited guitarist Clint Lowery, formerly of SEVENDUST and more recently with DARK NEW DAY, as the band's touring guitarist for 2007. The group had previously enlisted ex-OTEP axeman Rob Patterson for most of its live dates last year, but guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer said it was time to make a change. "There were some things I was just unhappy with, and I wanted to try to get somebody in that I was comfortable sharing the stage with," he said. "I've always been a SEVENDUST fan, and I was thinking it would be great, if Clint Lowery wasn't doing anything, if he'd be interested in touring with KORN. I called him up, I ran it by him, and I'm real excited. There's been a lot of skepticism about this, but once people see this guy play and sing, all the worry will diminish."

Lowery is the second replacement for original KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, who left the band two years ago to devote his life to Christianity.

Lowery will make his debut with KORN tomorrow (Thursday, March 1) when the band makes its first appearance ever on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno".

KORN's recently taped "Unplugged" performance will premiere on MTV this Friday (March 2), with a CD arriving on March 6. Guests include members of THE CURE as well as EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee. The show is now streaming online at MTV's web site.

KORN is currently recording its eighth studio album and plans to release it this summer. Veteran rock drummer Terry Bozzio is filling in for original KORN drummer David Silveria, who is taking a hiatus from the group.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Mike ROTch writes:

b0TH BAnds R Gaey N ugLY!! hEll i waS gLad i AtE a D0g sh** t0 gEt siCk s0 i diDN't haVE to see EM liVE caUse mY b**** of aN exX-girLfriIENd wanNted to See TeHEM!!!!11

# Mar 1, 2007 @ 1:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. RememberMetal? writes:

Fitting match. He's got twice the skill of any member of Korn but he sort of shares their era in music history.

Shame he's still not in Sevendust, he clearly had a major hand in the songwriting.

# Mar 1, 2007 @ 2:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. rk writes:

lol at mike. hmm clint in korn. If they make this dude a bandmember permanetly it might be interesting sevendust was one of a handful of those nu-metal bands that i actually could tolerate. The dude could actually sing. (Lajon that is) and musically they were decent.

# Mar 1, 2007 @ 3:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BrianSD writes:

RememberMetal? - agreed, he has more talent than any of Korn past or present guitarists. Korn's music simple for the most part with no kind of solos at all. If he is to become the permanent replacement he could only make that band better, but I doubt he will. He left Sevendust to play with his brother.

# Mar 1, 2007 @ 4:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Azazel_Begotten writes:

Wow...

Well, I USED TO be a fan...Head left, and that last album sucked. Luckily, I got into good Metal, now my new favorite band is Behemoth.

Sevendust is actually a good Nu Metal band, and I'm saying this as someone who doesn't like Nu Metal [anymore]. Maybe since Sevendust has more skill, maybe this Clint guy will do Korn a big favor, and give them something resemblant to cred.

# Mar 1, 2007 @ 4:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Public Execution writes:

I wonder if they plan on using him to help record there new album. His skill would definatly help Korn's new album not suck as much as SYOTOS.

# Mar 1, 2007 @ 7:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Azazel_Begotten writes:

Public Execution, Kerry King's skill couldn't save Korn.

# Mar 1, 2007 @ 8:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. slayerdisciple writes:

^then again kerry king isnt exactly the most skilled person either

# Mar 1, 2007 @ 8:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Azazel_Begotten writes:

Okay, Nergal couldn't save Korn...

slayerdisciple, where do you live? You say you're goin to see Behemoth in April at Jaxx, then you might live near me..

# Mar 1, 2007 @ 8:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. slayerdisciple writes:

i live in Richmond VA so i wouldnt really call that close but watever we can always meet up at norther VA shows, and i dont even think Yngwie Malsteem could save this band

# Mar 1, 2007 @ 8:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Xplayer writes:

I never saw Sevendust as Nu-metal, Alt. Metal and Groove Metal yea..but Nu-Metal, nah, I'm sorry can't see it

# Mar 1, 2007 @ 9:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. deathbringer writes:

Damn, Jaxx is a hike from Richmond! Where are you Azazel if you were planning to hit the 9:30 club for Slayer/Unearth?

# Mar 1, 2007 @ 9:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. RememberMetal? writes:

I never thought they were nu-metal, but they share that late 90's-turn of the century breakthrough that Korn lead and everyone from Soad and Mudvayne to Linkin Park and Crazy Town followed.

I've never been crazy about anything from Korn Follow the Leader forward but Sevendust have always been good, the last two albums have shown some wear, but I'll still check out Alpha.

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14. Chupacabra_hunter writes:

what kind of weak minded,p.ussy whipped,little b**** would eat dog sh** rather than just tell his girl no?what a b****

# Mar 2, 2007 @ 12:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Mike Rotch writes:

aLSo waS curIOS oF whUT dOG sh**T taStEd lEIk t00.

wiGGeR!!1

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16. Mike Rotch writes:

b**** niGGa!!!!!!!!11

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17. Azazel_Begotten writes:

Xplayer, I know its hard to believe, but Sevendust is Nu Metal, they're awesome band for Nu Metal, but technicalities keep them in Nu Metal, doesn't mean they suck though, still good in my book for that song 'Ugly'

deathbringer, I know you're in MD, I could've seen that Slayer show, but sh1t happened and I couldn't go (I can't forgive myself *shame*)...I live in Reston, VA, in Fairfax County. I'm in the DC area, though Reston is pretty far, I can take 3 public buses to Springfield and see Behemoth at Jaxx in April. Man you have no idea how bad I wanted to see Slayer! Me and the guys planned to go on the 19th (I'd have missed you since you went on the 20th, but I still would've seen Slayer). I was born and raised in the DC projects. I left DC ghettos at age 10, left to live in Alexandria hood, lived and went to school in many areas in the county, like Fairfax City, Vienna, I now live in Reston, and my high school is in Falls Church. And I still go to DC to the clubs and shows when I can (There's an awesome S&M club in Northwest DC for those of us that love the kinky sh1t *growl*). But for real, if you can get to Jaxx in April to see Behemoth annihilate the NoVA area, I'll be honoured to have you mosh with me and my bros. I'm trying to get all the guys together from everywhere in the county to see my all-time fav band play! I live to mosh, I love going to concerts with all the guys, and this will be the largest union of bros from everywhere in the county, I have friends everywhere that haven't met each other, but I tell them all about the others, and they're all dying to meet up on my behalf. So I figured, hey, why not go to see an awesome band play for almost $20 and have us all meet and greet pre-show, and mosh the night away. I mean, I'm dying to meet MU's very own slayerdisciple, and if he can make it too, that would kick ass, so hell yeah, I'd love to dump into MU's creator at the show, mosh and report, and if you get another interview with Nergal going (I know someone else here interviewed him once), then hell yeah. I've never seen Behemoth live, and I really hope to see them live, the guys responsible for making myself wanna pick up a guitar and play.

Chupacabra_hunter, I agree with you on that...But honestly, I'd go to a sh1tty band with my girl if she wanted me there.

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18. Azazel_Begotten writes:

I'd love to *bump into MU's creator (typo)

# Mar 2, 2007 @ 3:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Stephen writes:

Dark New Day >; new Korn

But more importantly...

Long live Virgos Merlot!
It might not be metal, but it's still damn good music.

# Mar 2, 2007 @ 6:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Stephen writes:

...Yeah, that ">'" on my last post is supposed to be a greater than symbol. Son of a b****...

# Mar 2, 2007 @ 6:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Nu_Metal writes:

Awesome. Sweet move by Korn to recruit someone in their area of music interest.

# Mar 2, 2007 @ 7:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. joo writes:

well korn has been in the dumps since follow the leader musically. If you dont agree that they've sold out then your the one living in denial. As far as clint is concerned f*** him. He was selfish to leave sevendust the way he did, then to add the knive in the back to his brothers who brought him fame and fortune in the first place by joining korn? Its a mystery to me but whatever rocks your boat. Besides sevendust found a true soul mate in Sonny.

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23. Azazel_Begotten writes:

joo, you talk about it like Clint was MARRIED to sevendust, the hell?

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24. mike rotch writes:

Azazel_Begotten is a n*****

# Mar 3, 2007 @ 11:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Mike ROtCh writes:

PlUs i WasS sucrioS what sh** taSAted LiEKs

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26. slayerdisciple writes:

dude thats not cool

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27. mikE RoTCH writes:

i kne W i wOUL daShock PeEPle!111

# Mar 4, 2007 @ 1:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. joo writes:

Azazel, sevendust is a lifestyle, its a complete breed of music all in its own genere. not my fav. band in the world, but even the most absent of mind can see right from wrong, clint should know better.

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29. Azazel_Begotten writes:

first off...mike rotch, about post #24...That was utterly retarded...

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30. Nyogga! writes:

Huh.....I actually really really liked Dark New Day. I saw them open for a band and I thought they were awesome live. Shame I won't be hearing anything else from DND.....I can only listen to that CD so many times. Hmm I wonder if I will get slammed for saying I like Dark New Day...

# Mar 4, 2007 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. DeathInEye writes:

Personally I think Clint was Sevendust's weak link. There's a huge difference in sound between Animosity and Seasons to Next. The first two are very nu-metal with the exception of select songs on Seasons not thought up by Clint, i.e. anything heavy. Next has a few sing-songy tunes but the metal ones are 10x better. You can actually make out doublebass lines! I can't wait for Alpha.

# Mar 4, 2007 @ 10:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Stephen writes:

"You're cutting me in two, and ripping me in three
You're killing with those words you say to me
You're cutting me in two, and ripping me in three
How many pieces can you take from me?"

\m/ Dark New Day \m/

# Mar 4, 2007 @ 11:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Azazel_Begotten writes:

Hmmmm....

Anymore thoughts on this?

# Mar 8, 2007 @ 3:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Nyogga! writes:

Well, post 32, I am glad there is another fan around here...I'm guessing we may be the only ones...

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35. Azazel_Begotten writes:

I'd probably be a fan, I just don't know them...

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36. mist writes:

\m/...Nu Metal Rules...\m/

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37. BrianSD writes:

Alpha is a great album, best 7dust since debut. Some of the songs even seem to have a thrash vibe to them, heavier guitars, more double bass but still with the melodic sound. Clint leaving might be the best thing to happen to Sevendust. Dark New Day seems like a less heavy ripoff of Sevendust.

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38. Nyogga! writes:

They kinda were...nevertheless, i thought they were pretty good...

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39. Xplayer writes:

sorry Azazel, I just can't see them in that genre, they have similar musical uses of it but, they r far from Nu-Metal

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40. Stephen writes:

I'm not gonne lie, I'm just a big fan of Brett Hestla in general. I enjoy Dark New Day, Virgos Merlot, ViRGOS, the Devine, all his stuff. His vocal work in Dark New Day might not be the best of his career, but by god he can write a hell of a song.

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