December 31, 1998
Korn's Jonathan Davis Recording Solo Album?
Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has been in the
studio recording with Orgy guitarist/ programmer
Amir Derakh, although it's not clear where the
end results will turn up. A source close to
Derakh told Metal Edge magazine's Gerri Miller
that the project was a Davis solo album and that
they hoped to have it finished before Korn hits
the road next month.
A spokesperson for the band confirms that the
pair have been recording, but she says no plans
have been made to release the material. Orgy is
the only act signed to Korn's recently created
label, Elementree. Korn records for Epic.
Meanwhile, Davis told his band's official Web
site in an interview that Korn has been reviewing
tapes of this past year's Family Values tour,
confirming that a live concert album and video
will be released sometime next year.
Also in the interview, Davis takes some pot
shots at Spin, mostly for the magazine's November
Korn cover. While using a few choice words, Davis
volunteered that while Marilyn Manson may have
had his bodyguards beat up the publication's
editor, Korn's people would have gone after the
art director. He said the band was livid when the
magazine, using computer graphics, pasted their
faces on monkey suits.
Davis even offered up a description of his
recent wedding and its medieval theme. "I was
fully in all armor and wearing a king's crown,"
said Davis. "She's a fairy. There were all kinds
of little fairies and spirits jumping in the
trees and shit. It was crazy."
Korn leaves for Australia Jan. 12 for the
Big Day Out festival dates, then heads to Japan
for a few shows before coming home for a two-week
break before starting their tour with Rob Zombie