Last month, people in their early 30’s and up who enjoyed the boom of nu-metal in the early 2000’s, got the treat of their life when Korn toured across the US to celebrate the 20th anniversary (well, 21st, kinda) of their debut self-titled album by playing it in its entirety. Hell, even we went to check out their show when they played in New York City and actually thought it was cool but you know who didn’t think it was cool? Korn’s frontman Jonathan Davis. In fact, he hated every second of it.
In a recent interview for breal.tv, Davis, alongside Suicide Silence singer Eddie Hermida, stated his sentiment towards the tour and the first album overall and well, he doesn’t sound eager to do it again:
I’m so motherfucking happy I don’t gotta play this fucking album again after this tour. I’m gonna be straight up honest. I don’t like fucking playing that fucking record. It’s dark, it fucks with my head. I’ve gotten into the worst depression on this tour. It’s just some shit that needs to go to bed. I’m glad I did it. The only reason I did it was for the fans so they could come out and feel that and see that. Don’t ask again, I’m not gonna do it again. I’m getting too old for this shit.
So, if you didn’t get the chance to see any of those shows but wanted to see Korn playing that album, tough luck. I guess the emotional toll this album represents to Davis is too heavy for him to do it again and, considering the changes the band has gone through, it makes sense. Check the rest of the video interview above if you want to know more about what the pair said.