Louder Noise recently conducted an interview with KORN guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).
On the progress of the songwriting sessions for KORN’s follow-up to 2013’s “The Paradigm Shift”:
“We have a lot of demos done right now on the new stuff — not full songs, but they’re rough ideas of mostly guitar riffs and some drums, all demoed. There’s about, almost twenty ideas, which is good. It’s a good start — good enough for us to get in the studio and start recording it and shaping it.”
On KORN’s remix of pop superstar Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” song:
“I was excited to do it, you know. I thought it would be cool, because there was just… I mean, she’s a badass bitch — straight up — and to have these two worlds put together seems odd, but it oddly works. I think she’s a metalhead, you know. She definitely has a metalhead edge about her, her lifestyle… I’ve not yet met her, but I’m sure I will soon, so I can really get her take on it. But it was fun… It was fun to do.”
KORN officially announced the details of a fall North American tour on which the band will perform its self-titled 1994 debut album in its entirety at every stop. The trek kicks off on October 1 in Chicago, winding down a month later on October 30 in Oakland.
KORN’s self-titled debut was released on October 11, 1994.
It went on to sell more than 10 million copies worldwide and featured the band’s first classic, “Blind”.
The album is credited with launching the nu-metal movement of the 1990s, setting the template for albums from bands like DEFTONES, LIMP BIZKIT, COAL CHAMBER and others.