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Korn Guitarist "Knocked Out" By Droid Member?

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Long Beach, California band DROID has reportedly left the KORN-headlined "Bi#%h! We Have A Problem" tour after one of its members got into a fight with KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer. However, contrary to published reports, Munky required no stitches for the injuries sustained in the altercation and he is taking "total responsibility for the fight," which was described as "a dumb, drunken stupid moment" by a source close to KORN.

DROID's self-titled debut album was released through Emotional Syphon Recordings, Munky's new record label.

In an early September 2007 message posted on his record company's MySpace page, Munky stated, "DROID is one of the reasons that I started this label. Me and Jamie from DROID have been friends for a long time. Back when KORN was living in Long Beach before we got signed, I met Jamie. He was just a kid back then, but we instantly clicked. I started giving him guitar lessons, and we became really tight. Back then we'd cruise around Long Beach, hit up local spots and just kick it. I helped him learn guitar early on, and he's become such an awesome player. He's also been with me and KORN since the beginning. He was there as a friend and supporter from before we were signed up until now. So it's awesome to be touring with him like this.

"Once Jamie played me the DROID demos for this new record, I was floored. He helped inspire me to move forward with Emotional Syphon. The day I got the paperwork to start this label, I saw DROID at the Whisky in L.A., and right after we all hit the Rainbow, and I told the band that I wanted to sign them. They were so good live, and I knew that I had to do this. I helped executive produce the album at the KORN studio in Hollywood, and we got our homey Chino from DEFTONES to sing on 'Vengeance is Mine'. The album came out fucking killer! It's one of the most honest, real and brutal metal albums that I've heard in a long time. They've stepped up with a record that I think heavy music needs right now.

Source: Blabbermouth

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9 Comments on "Korn Guitarist 'Knocked Out' By Droid Member?"

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1. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

What a suckass. Someone shut this retard up.

# Oct 19, 2007 @ 9:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Red_Chord writes:

Well he is called munky you know ! So he must be spending is days picking stuff out of his hair, putting his finger in his butthole and throwing fecies on the walls. so yeah he is a f***ing reatrd.

# Oct 19, 2007 @ 9:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. rk writes:

that must have sucked getting your a$$ kicked by a band named after C-3P0

# Oct 19, 2007 @ 10:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. E-teb writes:

dude munky kicks a$$ so f*** all of you

# Oct 19, 2007 @ 3:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Black Widow writes:

Droid Sucks and Korn really sucks, end of discussion.

# Oct 19, 2007 @ 4:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. jg writes:

yeah black widow hit the nail on the head

# Oct 19, 2007 @ 6:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. SexBloodandMetal writes:

Unless the band actually lives up to said adjectives [by trve Metal standards], Don't call them "honest, real and brutal metal". They lost that credibility solely by being associated with Korn, and I haven't even listened to them yet. Plus, no one can really brag about learning musical skills from a Nu Metal band.

I really don't have high hopes. Can a trve metalhead tell me what they think of Droid? Or do I have to be the first here to cast judgement upon them, and say whether or not they're actual Metal? Or can someone at least tell me whether or not they are classified as Nu Metal?

# Oct 19, 2007 @ 7:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. fearthedje writes:

they arent really numetal, but they arent that good either.

# Oct 19, 2007 @ 7:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Neurotictim writes:

Nothing special. Decent vocals, but bad lyricism. Decent guitar, but boring riffs. Pretty solid drumming, but also not in any way original. Monotonous is the best word I can think of... There are a couple of spots where you hear a little interesting dissonance, a couple of catchy moments, but overall *maybe* a 2 skull cd. There are a couple of songs worth a listen... "God of Anger" is worth a listen, but as a whole the album is lacking in originality or anything that really sets it apart. Nothing to hate on, but nothing to get excited about either.

Meh.

# Oct 19, 2007 @ 7:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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