will perform for the first time on Lopez Tonight on August 24. The show, hosted by comedian George Lopez, airs at 11 PM ET on TBS. The band will perform their brand new single, “Let the Guilt Go.” This is the second single off Korn’s latest album, Korn III – Remember Who You Are, which entered the charts at # 2 on July 20 and is in stores now.
Korn will be joined onstage for the performance by the latest addition to their touring band, guitarist Wes Geer (formerly of the So Cal band Hed Pe).
The band recently wrapped up the summer’s most successful rock tour in the U.S. as the closing headline act for the third annual Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The 30 city tour of major U.S. markets averaged 15,000 attendees per show and was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise tough concert season.
Motivated by the BP disaster and its devastating effects, heavy rock outfit KORN
, who have sold more than 30 million records worldwide, take 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.”
Multi-platinum Grammy winners KORN
will premiere the video for their brand new single “Oildale (Leave Me Alone)” on MTV2 on May 31 at 6 AM ET. This marks the worldwide unveiling of the clip and coincides with the band’s weeklong MTV Takeover, where they hosted both Headbanger’s Ball and Rock the Deuce. Korn’s new album, Korn III – Remember Who You Are, is due out July 13. It is the band’s first release for Roadrunner Records and is their ninth studio release. Korn III was produced by Ross Robinson, who manned the boards for the band’s first two albums, Korn and Life is Peachy.
As its title suggests, Korn III – Remember Who You Are finds the band sticking to its roots, and the song and video are vintage Korn; the band once again taps into the visceral emotion that defined their earliest records, all the while remaining true to their well-honed experience and growth as a band over the past decade-plus. “We thought it was fitting to have the first single and video from Korn III – Remember Who You Are be ‘Oildale (Leave Me Alone),’ since Oildale is near where we grew up as kids,” vocalist Jonathan Davis said about the song and its accompanying video. “It’s a poverty stricken area surrounded by endless, rich oil fields. The money doesn’t really help the local people and it’s tough for local kids to get out of there. I feel blessed that our music busted us out.”
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Korn and Roadrunner Records are streaming ‘Oildale (Leave Me Alone)’ off the ninth studio album, ‘III: Remember Who You Are’ for all you lucky listeners! The album is due for release July 13th. Korn is currently touring on the Ballroom Blitz Tour and will be on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival this summer.
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Bakersfield, CA legends Korn are extremely close to releasing their ninth studio album “Korn III – Remember Who You Are”. The album is said to be a throwback to their original sound. They even went as far as to have legendary producer Ross Robinson who produced their first two albums. Safe to say this album is a big deal and I’m sure everyone’s curious how it’s gonna sound. The first single “Oildale (Leave Me Alone)” is to be released sometime towards the end of May and the album is said to be out by the end of June.
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Roadrunner Records announced today the worldwide signing of multi-platinum, genre-defining hard rock band Korn to the label. Korn III – Remember Who You Are is the band’s ninth album overall and their first album for their new label. It was produced by Ross Robinson, who also manned the boards for the band’s explosively definitive self-titled 1994 debut, as well as the follow up, 1996′s Life is Peachy.
Bursting onto and instantly dominating the hard rock scene in 1994, Korn have proven to be one of the pre-eminent bands in the world, as well as one of the most influential and significant bands on the hard rock musical landscape for the past two decades.