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Perhaps more so than any other band, Korn is inextricably linked to the nu-metal movement of the late 1990s; a movement they helped spearhead and sonically define, whether they like that to be their legacy, or not. Originating in Bakersfield, California, circa 1993, Korn was born when vocalist Jonathan Davis and guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch joined forces with guitarist James ‘Munky’ Shaffer, bassist Reginald ‘Fieldy’ Arvizu and drummer David Silveira, all three of whom had played in a defunct funk metal band named L.A.P.D. With the help of producer Ross Robinson, the quintet unknowingly codified the building blocks of nu-metal on their hugely influential self-titled debut from 1994 (its dissonant, down-tuned guitars, angst-ridden vocals, and intensely rhythmic approach — everything but the DJ and turntables, in fact) and its even more successful follow-up, ‘Life is Peachy’ (1996). But it was ’98’s Billboard Chart-topping ‘Follow the Leader’ that took Korn stratospheric (on the strength of an estimated 14 million copies and counting) paving the way to the band’s own Family Values festival, a pair of Grammy awards, and no end to media attention over the ensuing years, shored up by additional studio albums like 1999’s ‘Issues’ and increasingly experimental ‘Untouchables’ (2002) and ‘Take a Look in the Mirror’ (2003). Then, in the early weeks of 2005, guitarist Head shockingly announced his retirement from Korn after finding religion — just as the group’s deal with Sony Music was expiring and internal relationships were at their most strained, casting some doubt upon the band’s future. But by the end of the year, Korn had rebounded as a quartet with their first of two releases for Virgin Records, ‘See You on the Other Side’ and an untitled 2007 album recorded without drummer Silveira, who himself had recently departed. Ray Luzier was eventually recruited to replace him and debuted on 2010’s back-to basics, Ross Robinson-produced ‘Korn III: Remember Who You Are,’ which was itself followed by another radical musical departure via 2011’s dub step-influenced ‘The Path of Totality.’ No matter where they took their sound though — backwards or forwards — Korn was now firmly entrenched as one of the heavy metal scene’s cornerstone bands. Their sheer sales figures and popularity may no longer match the heady days of the late 1990s, but the group plowed ahead in 2013 with their eleventh studio album, ‘The Paradigm Shift,’ and even welcomed back guitarist Head after a decade removed from the group — suggesting everything really does come full-circle, in the end.

   
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Korn’s Munky on Tye Trujillo: ‘He’s Handling Himself Just Like His Dad’

Robert Trujillo's son Tye has been filling in for Fieldy in Korn and Munky heaped praise unto the talented kid in a new interview.

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Robert Trujillo on Son Playing With Korn: ‘He’s Taking This Opportunity Very Serious’

In a new interview, Metallica's Robert Trujillo discusses his 12-year-old son having a chance to play with Korn.

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Korn Post Official Colombia Video Footage Featuring Fill-In Bassist Tye Trujillo

Korn have posted official footage from their Bogota, Columbia show featuring 12-year-old bassist Tye Trujillo joining them before the show and onstage.

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Watch 12-Year-Old Tye Trujillo Make His Korn Debut in Colombia

Robert Trujillo's son, 12-year-old bassist Tye Trujillo, made his concert debut with Korn, filling in for Fieldy, during a show in Colombia Monday night.

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Five Finger Death Punch, Korn, Stone Sour + More Confirmed for 2017 High Elevation Rock Festival

The High Elevation Rock Festival is back for another year of rock and metal.

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Korn, The Pretty Reckless, Pierce the Veil + More to Perform at 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards

The performance lineup for the 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards has been revealed.

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Robert Trujillo’s 12-Year-Old Son Tye Trujillo Filling in For Korn’s Fieldy on Upcoming Tour

With Fieldy unable to tour with Korn in South American, they've enlisted the 12-year-old son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, Tye.

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Core 10 Featuring Ex-Korn Drummer David Silveria Dish Out ‘Act of Valor’ Rehearsal Video

Get a taste of David Silveria's new band Core 10 with the rehearsal video for the song 'Act of Valor.'

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Rammstein To Headline One-Off Las Vegas Show With Korn + Stone Sour

Korn and Stone Sour are already one of the top pairings of the summer, but German metallers Rammstein will join them for a show in Las Vegas in July.

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Corey Taylor: ‘I Was Blown Away’ by Korn When I First Heard Them

Stone Sour's Corey Taylor discusses his introduction to Korn's music and how he's proud to now share stages with them and call them friends.

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