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Korn Won't Play 'Follow the Leader' in Full at 20th Anniversary Shows

Jonathan Davis: "There's a couple of songs that are just dumb"
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photograph by Dean Karr

Korn's Follow the Leader, which turns 20 later this year, may be the nu-metal originator's most commercially successful record and a milestone in the history of metal and hip-hop crossover, but it's also not an album that holds up across all 13 of its tracks (14, if you count the hidden Cheech & Chong cover). All killer, no filler is not a phrase that applies. Korn singer Jonathan Davis and his bandmates appear to agree, and as such, they won't be playing the album in full at the three 20th anniversary shows scheduled for later this year.

"We're not gonna do it in its entirety," Davis revealed to 93.3 WMMR radio. "There's a couple of songs that are just dumb," he laughed, "that we don't wanna play. We were really drunk when we made 'em. But we're gonna play the majority of the record."

Davis recently released and toured in support of his debut solo album, Black Labyrinth.