Roo AOTD #101 KoRn

All aboard the hype train for Bonnaroo 2023! Only 17 days until we are all on the Farm again, can you believe it? It’s coming up fast and we can’t wait to be dancing with all of you at Bonnaroo! Today’s Artist of the Day is the one and only KoRn. Learn more about the artist below. Don’t forget to check out all of our artist spotlights! Check back in with us tomorrow for the next Artist of The Day! korn

Artist Biography

KoRn is a nu-metal band from the 1990s that has become one of the most popular and provocative of the genre. The band started in Bakersfield, California with the name LAPD and released their debut LP in 1993. Then they crossed paths with Jonathan Davis, a mortuary science student who also was the vocalist for Sexart. LAPD asked Jonathan to join the band, and the band rebranded as KoRn. They recorded their demo Neidermayer’s Mind in 1993 with producer Ross Robinson, who would become one of the most sought-after producers of the late 90s and early 2000s. In 1994, KoRn released their self-titled debut and toured on the album with stints opening for Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Marilyn Manson, and 311. The dark lyrics discussing child abuse, discrimination, and drug addiction mixed with hip-hop and downturned guitar sludge put KoRn at the forefront of the nu-metal movement. The band’s 1996 album Life Is Peachy earned a Grammy nomination and made it to number three on the pop album charts. Their next album came in 1998 titled Follow the Leader which debuted on the Billboard 200 and won a Grammy for the “Freak on a Leash” video. Following this release was the band’s Family Values Tour and the infamous Woodstock ’99, the same one you saw a documentary about. KoRn’s next album Issues dominated MTV and debuted at number one on Billboard charts. This was all before 2001. Since these early days of success, KoRn has stayed at the top of nu-metal, keeping a loyal fanbase over the decades. More recently they have shifted their sound with various experimentation, including work with Skrillex and Amy Lee of Evanescence. They fell out of mainstream popularity when nu-metal moved from the spotlight, but KoRn has still been a staple in the metal world.


Hard Rock, Nu-Metal

Scheduled at Bonnaroo

Saturday (Link to Daily Schedules)