Danny Wimmer and LiveNation Presents:
Rammstein, Korn, Stone Sour
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Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum hard rock innovators Korn are topping off their 20th anniversary celebrations with something special for their fans. The band has announced they will head out on the road for one last turn in 2015 to perform their debut album 'Korn' in its entirety.
Korn's self-titled debut album, which was released in May 1994, has been heralded by Rolling Stone as "the most important metal album of the last 20 years." Produced by Ross Robinson, the critically acclaimed album featured singles "Blind," "Shoots and Ladders," "Clown" and "Need To." With little mainstream support, Davis' dark and disturbing lyrics alongside KORN's new and unique hyper-aggressive soundtrack, Korn went on to sell over two million albums worldwide.
Wrote Christopher Weingarten of Rolling Stone (12/11/14), "While aging metalheads were trying to walk confidently through alternative nation, Korn lurched into the world like hip-hop zombies rocking Adidas tracksuits, baggy jeans and untamed dreadlocks. Their eclecticism was a pre-iTunes shuffle jumble: the whinnies and whines of Cypress Hill, the goth bravado of the Cure, the thwapping double-kicks of Primus, the 808 hit of a Rick Rubin brick-breaker, meth-fueled Boredoms-style scatting, and bass strings that sounded like a bask of crocodiles tangled in industrial-sized rubber bands. While Pantera's Phil Anselmo grumbled chest-puffing lines like 'I f***ed your girlfriend last night,' Korn's frail Jonathan Davis screamed, 'I'm a faggot.' Pearl Jam and Tool couched their torment in poetry and anonymity; but Korn put everything on the line, especially with 'Daddy,' a harrowing song about Davis being molested as a child that ends with nearly four minutes of the singer sobbing in the vocal booth."
Look for Korn to return with a new album in 2016.
Stone Sour don't play it safe on their fourth offering, House of Gold & Bones — Parts 1 & 2.
House of Gold & Bones Parts 1 & 2 is a collection of 23 tracks that follow an immersive, linear storyline. The songs set the tone and follow the action, but House of Gold & Bones is a multimedia experience. Videos, an online presence, album packaging, the live show and even a graphic novel will all follow and expand on the story. It's a lofty undertaking, but Stone Sour have never shied away from a challenge. With them, it's par for the course.
The gold-selling Iowa hard rock outfit has sold over four million albums worldwide over the course of three full-length releases. Their self-titled debut and sophomore effort Come What(ever) May both exceeded Gold status, while 2010's Audio Secrecy debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top 200. Their arsenal includes number one singles such as "Through Glass," "Say You'll Haunt Me" and "Bother," and three Grammy Award nominations. Given those accomplishments, it'd be easy for the band—Corey Taylor [Vocals], James Root [Guitar], Josh Rand [Guitar], and Roy Mayorga [Drums]—to tread the same ground with very successful results. But they completely flip the globe on its axis this time around.
"To us, this was bigger than just a collection of songs," says Rand. "We wanted to do something really special, and it started when Corey told us about the concept. There was a big mission, and everything tied in from the story to the music. We all put a lot into this, and everybody contributed immensely."