Korn’s Jonathan Davis revealed the reason why Korn hadn’t made it to the headlines with fights or feuds between the band members. He talked about their chemistry and their respect for each other, unlike other ‘big’ bands.
The rock and roll world contains a lot of iconic bands that have made it to the mainstream media with their musical talents. However, most of those big bands like The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, and Mötley Crüe have also made it to the headlines with their personal relationships with each other aside from their music.
When a few people come together to produce creative work, it can be hard to agree on everything and keep everyone happy by respecting and implementing their suggestions and ideas. However, some bands figured that out throughout the years and haven’t focused on anything else but their music.
Korn is one of those bands who hardly made the headlines with a fight, feud, or drama. The band’s vocalist Jonathan Davis recently discussed this issue and explained how Korn survived. According to him, their chemistry and respect for each other’s opinions are the keys to not being like other bands. Their technique is to consider everyone in the band equal, which avoids awkward backstages and hard feelings.
Here is what Davis said about Korn’s chemistry:
“I think it has to do with the chemistry between each of us in the band. I think the biggest thing and the most important thing is that we all get along so well. I’ve been around so many big bands that hate each other, to the point where they can’t even be in the same room, and they have to be on different sides of the stage. They only see each other on stage, and then they go their own way. Which is fine, but when you’re trying to create and do something, you can’t have that bullshit going on, when you’re trying to write and do something.
In Korn, everybody respects everybody. If someone has an idea and we wanna do it, we always try it. And we’re really democratic band members – everyone’s equal, and everyone has their equal share.”
Korn has brought the nu-metal genre into the mainstream with their musical creations throughout the years. It is safe to say that the band dynamics contributed to that a lot because every member was appreciated, and ideas were welcomed.