Korn frontman Jonathan Davis spoke in an interview with The Jasta Show and claimed that Korn, Deftones and Limp Bizkit saved the rock music against pop music.

He said that they were up against pop bands, here’s the statement:

“I’ve always said this last batch – Korn, Deftones, Bizkit, all those bands from that time – that was the last guard of that time of the big, real rock bands.

That time has come and gone. No one’s ever gonna do it like we ever did. No one’s ever gonna have that experience. It was larger than life. We were up against pop bands, dude. [Laughs]

I’m not trying to be arrogant or nothing, but it was like … us against the pop bands, us against the Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys, and then we were so embraced by the hip-hop community.

When we played The Apollo, Puff Daddy was there, Busta Rhymes, Lil Kim, you name it. All the East Coast rappers came and… it was really embraced by all of them. We did stuff with Dre, stuff with Snoop… At that time, that crossover – I haven’t seen that, and I don’t think I’ll see it again.”

As we reported 3 days ago, he said Korn is not metal band. It’s heavy but not metal…

“Korn is heavy, but I’ve always said Korn was never really a… I mean, it’s heavy, but it’s not a metal band. Metal, to me, is a different attitude — it’s a whole different thing. I’m glad we’re embraced by it.”

You can listen the entire interview below.