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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Korn and Mayhem - Boston Herald



Haters revel in sitting in overly snobby judgment of Korn. The asshat-wearing rock journo glitterati just loves to dismiss them.
Me, I recognize and respect them for what they are - a kickass metal band from California that opened a massive new world of possibilities in a genre that had grown painfully stale.
The guys killed it at the Mayhem Festival in Mansfield, Mass. last night. Here's a snippet of a feature I did on them for the Boston Herald. And read my review of Mayhem here.



Korn on the job
Headbangers survive drama, return to raw roots
By Dave Wedge
Monday, July 26, 2010 - Updated 2 days ago

The five dudes in Korn pretty much single-handedly closed the door on grunge and famously ushered in rap-rock and nu-metal.

Only three of the group’s original members remain, but after more than 15 years their passion, angst and fury haven’t waned.

“It’s unfortunate, but those things kind of taught us some lessons as far as trying to make each other happy and how delicate the relationships are,” said guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer, who comes with Korn to headline the Mayhem Fest at Comcast Center on Tuesday on a bill that includes Rob Zombie and Lamb of God.

Read on here . . .