Yes, this ’90s-worthy rap-rock crossover happened, and it is rad. More »
Here is a quote from former KoRn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, he of the books about his post-KoRN conversion to Christianity and the tours with other religiously nu-metallic artists like Flyleaf, talking about how during a speed-fueled Bible binge one day, he passed a note to 50 Cent—via their mutual jeweler???—about being saved by Jesus: More »
When Brian “Head” Welch left Korn to follow Jesus, that was a big story. But in 2009, two years after the band last put out an album, it’s less immediately interesting that Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu is a born-again Christian, complete with a tell-all book about his rebirth coming out in March.
Sometimes there’s news that hits the wire that seems like it merits some sort of bloggo remark or more appropriately, should be broadcast as widely as possible to warn the populace. So here, the first (and likely last) appearance of a “feature” entitled “Presented Without Comment”:
When Korn recently put out a clip for a parody film entitled Devolution: Nature’s U-Turn, they were apparently unaware they had kinda, sorta copped the longtime shtick of Ohio’s finest (non-Pere Ubu) rock band. Devo’s Gerry Casale, still as mordantly pissed-off as ever, told Rolling Stone that after Devo’s Web site made brief mention of the similarities, Korn fans came crawling out of the woodwork to talk their special kind of shit:
The current TRL “Love It Or Hate It?” subject: Korn, whose new video uses that “let’s use semi-animated shots of the band” trick that’s apparently required of all bands with members older than 35 these days. More »
The things you learn from reading the music press: 1) KoRn played MTV Unplugged, which they then 2) released an album of, and it includes 3) a cover of Radiohead’s “Creep,” which means Thom Yorke will now refuse to play it for a good five years or so. More »
Think about the last 48 hours of your life, and ask yourself, “What crime did I commit?” Maybe you stole stationery from work again, or perhaps you went on another dognapping spree. More »