In 2007, Korn found themselves in a pickle. Founding drummer David Silvera was "on hiatus," while Zappa/Missing Persons drum great Terry Bozzio, who played on Korn's then-new album, Untitled, opted not to go out on the road. So who did the nu-metal godfathers enlist to play live with them? None other than Slipknot's Joey Jordison, who would join them on their summer and fall dates that year, including all of the Family Values Tour.
Not only did Jordison get along royally with the members of Korn on the once-in-a-lifetime run, but he also got to inject their music with some of his more fast-paced and extreme-metal-inflected style of drumming — as he discussed in the tour journal he kept for Revolver while out with Jonathan Davis and Co.
"Musically, Korn's stuff is more groove-laden and slower than what I normally do," Jordison told us. "But what's cool is that they're letting me add my own stuff, like a lot quicker fills; I'm keeping around the same tempos and grooves, but I'm adding really quick double-bass at the end of certain phrases and at the end of songs. I've even got blast beats at the end of 'Blind' — we take the song super long with crazy fast double bass."
One such performance of "Blind" took place on June 3rd at the Rock am Ring Festival in Nurburg, Germany, and fortunately for fans, it was captured in pro-shot, multi-angle video. Watch above as Jordison takes the nu-metal classic to the next level.