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KoЯn. From left to right: "Munky", "Fieldy", Jonathan Davis, "Head", David Silveria

KoЯn is a nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, United States. They originally formed as LAPD (which stood for Love And Peace Dude), which consisted of all five members apart from singer Jonathan Davis. They later changed their name to Creep. When Davis joined the band in 1993, they changed their name to KoЯn, releasing their debut album KoЯn through Epic/Immortal Records in October 1994.

KoЯn is often credited with inspiring the wave of nu metal bands in the late 1990s and early 2000s and in particular with assisting the careers of Limp Bizkit and Deftones.

Davis' distinctive singing — often a series of grunts, whines and bizarre scats — and his lyrics, are inspired in part by his alleged child abuse by an unnamed party. The group's music is a blend of pounding, tribal drums and loud, distorted seven-string guitars (a standard guitar has only six), and has gained the band popularity throughout the years. The band is also notable for their collaborations with hip hop artists such as Ice Cube and Nas.

As of 2004, the group remained successful; KoЯn recently released a greatest hits album, with two cover versions as singles. The first single is a cover of Cameo's 1980s hit, Word Up. The other is a cover of the three parts of Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall.

The band completed their record deal with Sony Records and now plans to release their future albums themselves, setting a new precedent for big name artists.

Brian "Head" Welch, citing religious/moral objections to the band's music, left KoЯn on February 22, 2005. He has turned highly religious, even being baptized in the Jordan River. This was the bands' first line up change.





Compliation/Live albums

Singles/music videos

Most of these videos can be downloaded from KoЯnTV (http://www.korntv.com/).

From KoЯn

  • Blind (1995) Video and single
  • Shoots & Ladders (1995) Video and single
  • Clown (1995) Video and single
  • Need To (1995) Single only
  • Faget (1995) Video only

From Life Is Peachy

  • No Place To Hide (1996) #26 UK
  • A.D.I.D.A.S. (1997) #22 UK
  • Good God (1997) #25 UK

From Follow The Leader

  • All In The Family (1998) Single only
  • Got The Life (1998) #23 UK
  • Freak on a Leash (1999) #24 UK
  • Children Of The KoЯn (1999) Single only
  • B.B.K. (1999) Mexican single only

From Issues

  • Falling Away From Me (2000) #24 UK
  • Make Me Bad (2000) #25 UK
  • Somebody Someone (2000)

From Untouchables

  • Here To Stay (2002) #72 US, #12 UK
  • Thoughtless (2002) #37 UK
  • Alone I Break (2002)

From Take A Look In The Mirror

  • Did My Time (2003) #38 US, #15 UK
  • Right Now (2003)
  • Y'all Want a Single (2004)
  • Everything I've Known (2004) Video only

From Greatest Hits, Volume 1

  • Word Up (2004)
  • Another Brick in the Wall (2004)


KoRn often like to enlist other musicians to remix their singles and most popular songs. See a list of KoRn's Remixes

Soundtrack contributions

See also

External links

Fan Sites

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