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Korn to Boycott Use of BP Oil While On Summer Tour

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Motivated by the BP disaster and its devastating effects, KORN is taking a stand by launching a boycott against using the company’s gasoline while on tour this summer. The band has formally announced that it will not be fueling any of its touring vehicles with BP products and is strongly encouraging other touring artists to do the same.

“The daily images are hard to watch,” says Korn frontman Jonathan Davis. “We need to do our part to let BP know there are consequences for causing something like this. We want to send a message to corporations like BP so that they will take more preventative measures in the future. The more costly their punishment, the more money they will spend to make sure disasters like this don’t happen again. It’s plain and simple capitalism.”

In a timely coincidence of life imitating art, Korn’s new album artwork, photography and stage set imagery reference the band’s hometown area near Bakersfield, CA and its bleak landscape littered with oil rigs. The video for the first single “Oildale (Leave Me Alone)” reveals a poverty-stricken area situated among the rich oil fields and tells a story of a young boy’s desire to escape. The video story echoes the band’s own struggle out of Bakersfield. Davis adds, “It was one thing for us to grow up near such poverty. But the situation in the Gulf takes things to a whole new level where people’s lives and livelihoods are affected forever.”

Korn will spend their summer as a headliner on the third annual Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival playing in 14,000 to 30,000 seat amphitheaters. “We urge the other acts on Mayhem and anyone on tour this year to be with us on this,” Davis also said.

Korn is touring to support their upcoming album, due out July 13, 2010. The title, "Korn III – Remember Who You Are," is a reference to the band’s past and is a nod to their roots.

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1. n0thinghead writes:

i'll be the first to admit, i admire this move, tho it's just for their own self-righteousness, but good nonetheless.

# Jun 13, 2010 @ 11:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. C. writes:

I agree. Good move indeed.

# Jun 13, 2010 @ 11:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Demise writes:

"tho it's just for their own self-righteousness" exactly why i can not admire it guess it's good for the fishies though

# Jun 13, 2010 @ 11:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RTB writes:

Its only self righteous if its a temperorary boycott....if it's permanent i dont see how it is...this is a no brainer, people in the states should permanently boycott BP after whats happend....

# Jun 13, 2010 @ 11:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. brandedcfh420 writes:

complete media move!! lame!

""Its only self righteous if its a temperorary boycott....""

LOOK AT THE TITLE OF THE ARTICLE AGAIN!
""Korn to Boycott Use of BP Oil While On Tour"

LOOKS TEMPORARY TO ME!! After the tour they will go back to BP products as if they never even came out with this!

# Jun 13, 2010 @ 11:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. OlafBerzerker writes:

If only ththe title said boycot BP products and play the self title album from start to finnish .......

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 12:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. xsrg13 writes:

something needs to be done with this Oil spill. right now its everyone problem

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 12:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Anticastro writes:

TUMBA LA CARITA ESA DEL CHE ASESINO ,CHANCHO
DE LATINOAMERICA Y ASESINO DE TODO LO BUENO.
ABAJO EL COMUNISMO !!! JAJAJAJAJAJA

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 3:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Demise writes:

^ sorry i don't speak caps lock

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 8:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. RTB writes:

Never said korn was doing it permanent, read the post again, they should, but after finding how wide spread bp is across the states its almost impossible....arco and castro oil are the main products, so im assuming they re refering to that....
But of coarse people who despise the band will crack on korn no matter what they do.....typical hater smack

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 9:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. brandedcfh420 writes:

wasnt saying you were saying its not temp. was quoting your quote and showing how its temporary. thats all.

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 10:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. RTB writes:

^B my apologies.....no punn intended to you personally bro...have a good day

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 11:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. brandedcfh420 writes:

wasnt mad or anything. but they made a lame media move, even though im in agreement of boycotting them period!!!

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 12:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. lethaldosage writes:

damn BP is really going to go bankrupt when Korn isnt going to use their gas

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 1:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Blindgreed1 writes:

Demise for the win (#9). lol \m/

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 3:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Demise writes:

I have my moments BG

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Pull my scrotum writes:

Nope, post 9 was a fail for it's lack of wit.

On the other hand, solid and concrete facts must be shown in order to prove that they are doing it for their own self-righteousness. Saying they are doing it for their own self-righteousness like if it was "proven fact" is talking out of your butthole. We don't know what goes on in the minds of the Korn members.

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 4:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. supernaut writes:

IT's ABOUT TIME SOMEONE START'S A BOYCOTT. ~ WAY TO GO BOY'S ~

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 7:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. thegoosegoblin writes:

Shouldn't everybody be boycotting BP? Can't say I'm especially proud of these guys because I kind of expect it out of anybody with some functional brain cells... good for them, I guess. Better than "boycotting" Arizona.

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 7:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. loc writes:

And suddenly Korn prove themselves to be a bunch of selfish hypocrites. Just because a problem might not be in the news does not mean it's absent. If they plan on boycotting BP, why not also Shell, and all the other oil companies. After all, none take any trouble reducing costs over the lives of people and the environment.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/may/30/oil-spills-nigeria-niger-delta-shell

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 7:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. RTB writes:

17 lmao....thats my win!!!!
Goose agreed per usual

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 7:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Demise writes:

"Korn to Boycott Use of BP Oil While On Summer Tour"
The f***ing title says it only for a tour so there doing it for promotion, enough said.

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 8:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. dmasa writes:

BP is great gas f*** korn anyway they have to stop acting like they stand for something.

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 8:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. RTB writes:

Theyre boycotting bp fuel to promote...............what?...the cd?, mayhem fest? them selves?.....all the above?...what?
Christ

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 8:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. brandedcfh420 writes:

breathe rtb breathe.....! hahahaha

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 9:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. T Bone writes:

Personally I cant see any of Korn filling up the Tour Bus.
Whilst a good move Korn should concentrate on writing some decent music.

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 9:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. RTB writes:

LMAO, B.....dont just stand there...BEER ME!!!!!!!......ive already had 7, cant you tell!!

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 9:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. thegoosegoblin writes:

If I recall correctly, they previously did a tour where their bus ran on biofuel. Am I to believe that was unsustainable, and now they're just settling for not fueling at BP?

# Jun 14, 2010 @ 9:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. jules the harlot writes:

god is that all they can think of doing? Read jernemy clarkson in last saturdays sun he says it like it is lol

# Jun 15, 2010 @ 11:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. brandedcfh420 writes:

"jernemy"

who the fk?!?!

# Jun 15, 2010 @ 12:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. n0thinghead writes:

pfffttt, i've BEEN boycotting BP since BEOFRE the spill. have u seen their prices??

demise: i have to only agree with ur post #9 remark, kuz it was vry stupid of them to do the whole CAPS LOCK thing, but i agree with what he actually said in post #8. he was telling post #7, and i quote, "take of that face of che the assassin, filthy pig of latinamerica and assassin of all things good. down with communism!! hahahahahaha" because che guevara wasn't a revolutionary, he was just a mechanery, a murderer and a communist pig. all that he started was civil wars between many latin american countries in the name of an idea that only he saw and believed in. so many died for no reason just because he was a psychopath with a gun and a militia. sorry for ranting.

# Jun 15, 2010 @ 9:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ i have to only HALF agree***

# Jun 16, 2010 @ 8:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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