Sunday, August 19, 2007


Korn is a Grammy Award winning, influential band from Bakersfield, California, and are often credited with creating and popularizing the nu metal genre. Former band-member Head stated that their signature sound came from an attempt to emulate Mr. Bungle's guitar tone, which they referred to as "the Bungle chord".

Along with other bands of the time, they have also inspired many nu metal, alternative metal and rap metal bands through the mid-1990s and early 2000s. Since their 1994 self-titled debut album, KoЯn has sold over 32 million records worldwide, including 19 million in the United States, making them one of the best-selling nu-metal acts of the last fifteen years.

The band's catalogue consists of five consecutive Multi-Platinum Studio albums (including the compilation album Greatest Hits: Volume 1, a live album, and an MTV Unplugged album) in the top 10 of Billboard Top 200 best selling albums. To date KoЯn has scored 6 Grammy nominations, and won 2 such awards. Five of their albums have been certified as multi-platinum. Jonathan Davis has entered Hit Parader's "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Vocalists" list peaking at #16, James "Munky" Shaffer and Brian "Head" Welch are #26 at the list of Guitar World's "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists".

As of 2006, KoЯn have had an ever-changing lineup. There have been quite a few touring members who left over time. Original guitarist Head left for "spiritual" reasons in early 2005, and original drummer David Silveria is on a hiatus from the band. Joey Jordison Drummer for Metal Bands SlipKnot and the Murderdolls will be touring with KoЯn for the "Family Values Tour".

KoЯn (1994)
Life is Peachy (1996)
Follow the Leader (1998)
iSsueS (1999)
Untouchables (2002)
Take A Look In The Mirror (2003)
Greatest Hits: Volume 1 (2004)
See You On The Other Side (2005)
MTV Unplugged (2007)
Untitled (2007)

Other: Live & Rare / Chopped & Screwed - Live & Unglued

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