Jonathan Davis: New Korn, Slipknot + Tool Albums ‘Feels Like a Camaraderie’
Between new albums from Rammstein, Slipknot, Tool and Korn, we're not sure rock and metal will ever have a year this big again. Luckily, rock artists don't seem to be making it a competition. Jonathan Davis says the release of new Korn, Slipknot and Tool albums around the same time "feels like a camaraderie."
"It's good to be in good company," the frontman told Australia's Maniacs. "Slipknot's doing really good. I've been watching those guys since they were just little kids beating the **** out of each other on stage...And to see what they've blossomed into is amazing."
He continues, praising Tool," And then ****, everyone's been waiting for a Tool record for how long? They're an amazing band. It just feels really good to see, you know? It feels like a camaraderie of bands. One band being successful helps all of us because we're becoming a dying breed."
The vocalist changes direction, pointing out the current status of the music industry and its favoring of pop and hip-hop over rock and metal. "I feel like since the music industry took a turn that there's no more labels willing to spend money to help rock artists be bigger than life rock and roll things any more. It's shit just straight to hip hop and R&B and stuff. It's awesome to see that bands like us are still out there doing this and we're flying the flag for rock n roll. There's still people who want to come see that and enjoy that."
"I never thought that 25 years later I'd be doing this still," he adds.
Korn have one final show on their headlining run with Alice in Chains tomorrow night (Sept. 20) in Seattle. The only other 2019 performance they have scheduled so far is at this year's Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, Calif.
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