In 2008, Walt Disney Records celebrated the 15th anniversary of The Nightmare Before Christmas' theatrical release with the compilation album Nightmare Revisited, featuring 18 high-profile covers of the Halloween classic's iconic songs. On the heavier side of the aisle, the contributors list included Marilyn Manson (a selection that has not aged well), Evanescence's Amy Lee, Flyleaf, Rise Against and Korn, the last of whom arguably stole the show with their rafter-shaking take on Lock, Shock and Barrel's abduction anthem "Kidnap the Sandy Claws."
Sadly, Korn have never played the cover live (the track was notably drummer Ray Luzier's first recording with the group), but frontman Jonathan Davis did sing the song onstage Halloween night in 2017, at a special concert dubbed "The Music of Tim Burton's Movies." Held at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in México City, Mexico, the event featured Elfman, the composer of the music and original voice of The Nightmare Before Christmas' Jack Skellington, joined by special guests including soloist soprano Susana Zabaleta, violinist Sandy Cameron and, of course, Davis.
The Korn singer not only performed "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" — backed by the 120-person Metropolitan Camerata Orchestra — but also dueted with Elfman on the movie's theme, "This Is Halloween." Judging from fan-shot footage from the night, he enjoyed himself royally, grinning like a kid relishing his trick-or-treating spoils. ("There are things in my life that I look back on and say WTF!!!" Davis later posted on Facebook. "Did I just do that? Tonight was one of those nights. So honored to be able to perform with one of my hero's. Thank you Danny Elfman so much!!! Dream come true.") Watch above and below — and if you somehow missed it, check out Korn's awesome cover of "Kidnap the Sandy Claws."