Korn Ready To Rock House Of Blues Atlantic City and An Interview With Jonathan Davis

Last updated: June 11, 2012 at 1:23 pm. Posted by in Atlantic City Hotels, Atlantic City Nightlife, Atlantic City Shows, Celebrities. 1 Comment on Korn Ready To Rock House Of Blues Atlantic City and An Interview With Jonathan Davis.

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Korn Kids new and old, rejoice! Your band is coming to House Of Blues at Showboat Atlantic City on June 13th at 8 p.m. (We know you already know this if you are in fact a true Korn Kid, we just needed a creative way to start this blog. Work with us here.)

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For the rest of you whose ears perk up at the name “Korn”, you probably remember them from songs like “Freak On A Leash”, below.

 

Ah, the good old days of Total Request Live. But as we know, times have changed since then. And so has Korn, but in a good way. Their newest work, The Path Of Totality, is a cool breed between Korn’s signature rock sound and dubstep (a form of electronic dance music).

Chill frontman, Jonathan Davis, was nice enough to answer a couple Q’s for us. Let’s jump right into it.

 

TAC: What does The Path of Totality mean? How did you come up with the name and how does it represent your latest album?

Jonathan Davis:  The title The Path of Totality refers to the fact that in order to see the sun in a full solar eclipse, you must be in the exact right place in the exact right time. That’s how this album came together. I think all the producers feel the same way. I’m not sure it could ever happen again.

TAC: What is it about the electronic/dubstep scene that has excited you over the past couple years and made you want to incorporate more of it on Path of Totality?

Jonathan Davis:  I’ve been DJ’ing and into EDM for a while. Even when I was back in high school, I used to DJ.  Korn took off, and I followed down the rock path, but I’ve always had love for electronic music.  In terms of the scene, it’s just cool people.  No egos, just lots of love. People who want to have a good time and don’t want to hurt anyone.  I love rock, but a lot of the rock scene is about hate, hating on people, stuff like that.  EDM is just a cool, laid back scene of people.

TAC: Has this formed a new breed of Korn Kids? How would you describe your fans now opposed to the late ’90s/early 2000’s?

Jonathan Davis: Totally.  We see teenagers at our shows and on Facebook.  I think something like a third of our audience is under 20!  That is a trip.  We’ve been a band for eighteen years, and to have young and new fans like that is really cool.  All our fans are great, and we are thankful for everyone.  It’s cool to see them all come together with different age ranges. The age is the only big difference to me. They’re all great people and come to have a great time.

TAC: Last year you told Rolling Stone that the rock scene has been totally lame lately. Do you still feel this way or do you think it has gotten any better?

Jonathan Davis:  We’ll see.  It’s been stale for a while, but music is always about reinvention.  We’ve been very fortunate and gotten a great reaction from our latest album that mixed EDM and hard rock, so maybe that will bring a different flavor to the table.

TAC: Do you think other rock bands will start to follow you in this direction? Why or why not?

Jonathan Davis: Yes, I do.  I’ve already heard some of those bands.  Music is ever-evolving, and I’ve already heard bands trying to mix in the dubstep sound, which is great.  But nobody can do it like the amazing producers we worked with – Skrillex, 12th Planet, Flinch, Noisia, Excision, Datsik, Downlink…those guys did an incredible job.

TAC: How has Korn changed as a band over the years aside from your sound?

Jonathan Davis: We’ve matured, and I think we enjoy playing music more than ever.  When we were younger, it was somewhat about partying and being rock stars, but now it’s all about making music.

TAC: What is something on your iPod now that may surprise us?

Jonathan Davis: La Roux.

TAC: Very nice. Electro Pop, baby! Anyway, we are excited that you are back with us in Atlantic City again. What do you like so much about Atlantic City that you keep coming back?

Jonathan Davis: I love the scene in Atlantic City, all the clubs.  I’ve DJ’d at Harrah’s several times, the Foundation Room a couple times, and it’s just a great vibe.  Fun people.

TAC: Thanks! We hope we’re just as fun. What can fans expect from your show at House Of Blues on June 13?

Jonathan Davis: A great f***ing time!  I’m going to be DJ’ing, and my boy Sluggo will be DJ’ing as well.  That will be a ton of fun.  And then we’re going to play a bit of everything for the Korn show. Old, new, classic, hits.  It’s been going over really well in other cities and I can’t wait to bring it to Atlantic City.

TAC: JDevil is also making an appearance that night. How do you differentiate JDevil from Jonathan Davis of Korn?

Jonathan Davis: He’s my alter ego as a DJ- the complete other side of me.  I wear the black contacts and black teeth, and just have a great time.  I think people will see a completely different character come out to DJ that night before Korn takes the stage.

 

And yet, another great reason to get your butts to the Korn show this coming Wednesday at House Of Blues. Doors open at 7. Get your tickets here if you haven’t already.

 

 

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