Korn’s Munky Helps Deliver New Musical Instruments to California School
Korn guitarist James ‘Munky’ Shaffer is taking time out of his March schedule to do some good. The musician teamed up with Little Kids Rock and the Hot Topic Foundation to present a Pasadena, Calif. school with 20 new musical instruments.
Check out the local news video above that shows Munky playing with students from the McKinley School. The guitarist helped the kids perform “Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles and “Beat It” by Michael Jackson.
March is national "Music in Our Schools Month" and for those interested in helping to get more musical instruments to students, you can learn more and donate to the cause at Little Kids Rock. They are a nonprofit that focuses on doing just that for disadvantaged public schools across the country.
The organization has a history of teaming with rockers. At their 2014 benefit, the Little Kids Rock honored Joan Jett as their “Rocker of the Year” and Jett, along with artists like Alice Cooper and Billie Joe Armstrong, performed.
As for Korn, the band has a slew of international dates lined up for the summer. First they’ll play at Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville, Fla. on Apr. 25 and then at Carolina Rebellion on May 2 in Concord, N.C. At a recent show in Las Vegas, the group celebrated the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut disc by performing tracks from that release. Their set included the song "Daddy," which the band rarely performs live. While this throwback setlist will not be played at every show, the band has said they will perform it at some of their upcoming dates.
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