KORN Guitarist: You Have To Change With The Music Industry Or Get Left Behind

PureGrainAudio recently conducted an interview with KORN guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

On KORN‘s video for the song “Rotting In Vain” having been viewed more than twelve million times:

Munky: “The video is really good. Our friend, Dean Karr, who filmed the video, did a really great job in capturing us in this old warehouse. I think that had something to do with it. It was the first song that we released for the album, and I think it was definitely the right call. It kind of had a few heavy riffs, melodic kind of classic KORN traits in the song. I feel like it was the right song to lead off. It again feels like we’re kind of going a little bit backwards by polishing some strengths that we haven’t really used in a while, and kind of looking to the future as to where we wanna go next.”

On whether Grammy nominations matter to KORN now more than two decades into the band’s career:

Munky: “They do matter to us now. I think that we’re older and more mature to appreciate it. It’s really cool. People within the industry have given you kind of a pat on the back, so to speak. We feel like we’ve been working twenty-three, twenty-four years now, and the industry changes so much, and you have to change with it, because it’ll leave you behind. And you have to stay creative and motivated, and it’s not and easy thing to do.”

KORN‘s latest album, “The Serenity Of Suffering”, came out at the end of October. The track “A Different World” features a guest appearance from SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor.

Source: HRRL News Feed via Blabbermouth.net
KORN Guitarist: You Have To Change With The Music Industry Or Get Left Behind
HRRL News Feed via Blabbermouth.net

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