KORN Guitarists Want To Tour With Younger Bands

August 29, 2016

According to The Pulse Of Radio, KORN guitarists Brian "Head" Welch and James "Munky" Shaffer told Alternative Press in a new interview that they're interested in touring with some of the younger, up-and-coming bands on the heavy rock scene. Welch said: "I would love like to do something next year… in the next couple years, doing tours just that we haven't done. Maybe with some of these other younger bands, like A DAY TO REMEMBER or something like that, you know? OF MICE & MEN… I would love to just bring the generations together."

Shaffer added: "I love almost every record from BRING ME THE HORIZON and to see their evolution and how they… Their early stuff is so heavy but where they're headed is just so fresh and new, I'm a big fan of that band."

Welch agreed with Shaffer, saying: "When we get all gray-haired and stuff and we just kind of play less or whatever or hang it up one day, when I think of a band or bands that can take that slot and headline, BRING ME THE HORIZON is Number One for me."

The Pulse Of Radio asked Welch a while back to name the most important thing he would advise young musicians about being in a rock band. He said: "You've got to get it in your head and your heart right now that you being this musician, it's not for you. It's for the fans. If you want to go out there and play onstage for a living, you are giving your life for your fans. And it's not about them worshiping you, it's about you giving a gift to them that they can appreciate. And once you make it about you, you're gonna start to shake and you're gonna break down and fall."

KORN's new album, "The Serenity Of Suffering", is set to arrive on October 21. The first single, "Rotting In Vain", has just cracked the Top 10 at rock radio.

The follow-up to 2013's "The Paradigm Shift" features a guest appearance by SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor on the song "A Different World".

KORN's current co-headlining tour with ROB ZOMBIE winds down on September 3 in Bristow, Virginia. KORN will then hit the road with BREAKING BENJAMIN, starting September 24 in Fargo, North Dakota.

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