Playlist: Jonathan Davis of Korn
Sun, 20 Sep 2009 12:59:28
"Right now the main focus is on the record," says Korn frontman Jonathan Davis with a big smile.
Korn's in the middle of crafting what's bound to be their most brutal record yet. So in between all of that thrashing in the studio, Davis has been spinning his fare share of, get this, club hip hop and death metal. Brutality abounds in both, and it's getting Davis in the perfect mindset to get ready to lay down vocals.
Jonathan shared his playlist with ARTISTdirect.com in this exclusive feature. Check it out below and keep your eyes on Korn. They'll be releasing another landmark album within the next year.
Jonathan Davis's Playlist:
1. Black Light Burns
I like Wes Borland's project, Black Light Burns. That's pretty much all I'm listening to other than hip hop. I've been DJing a lot, and I'm listening to all the top rap songs. Because I'm in the middle of writing a record, I don't usually listen to music. That's how I live all day, so when I get home, silence is kind of nice [Laughs].
2. Lil Wayne
It was really cool that Lil Wayne asked us to come be his band for the "Prom Queen" video. It was fun. I did a cover of "Got Money" that he really liked, and I think that's how we got the gig. I love that song. I think it's cool he's doing some rock shit. It always seems like rappers want to be rock stars and rock stars want to be rappers [Laughs]. I think it was done well, and I love the video. I think he's a badass artist. A tour with us and Lil Wayne would be sick.
3. Suicide Silence
I like Suicide Silence. I saw them first at the Golden God Awards. I was blown away. They're a mixture of grindcore and I-don't-know-what. It's just different. I grab on to bands that have their own thing going on. They're huge Korn fans, and I got to meet them all and they were freaking out. So I decided to start sporting their shirts because they're really cool kids and they're doing it. They're coming up, and it's hard right now in this business. I think they've got a shot.
4. Cannibal Corpse
I like the new Cannibal Corpse record. I love everything they do. They're the kings—the godfathers of all that Florida death metal, grindcore shit.