Watch President Obama clarify that he is ‘not the lead singer from Korn’

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Obama namechecked the nu-metal band during a recent speech

President Obama namechecked US nu-metal band Korn during a recent speech.

Obama was presenting army officer Florent Groberg with a Medal Of Honour at a ceremony on November 12. Groberg had said that after he was hospitalised following an explosion in August 2012, he was in Germany and that the lead singer of Korn, Jonathan Davis, was at his bedside.

Speaking at the ceremony, Obama said: “Today, Flo, I want to assure you you are not hallucinating. You are actually in the White House. Those cameras are on. I am not the lead singer from Korn”.

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Korn’s frontman Jonathan Davis recently revealed that he is working on a country music sideproject with Marilyn Manson.

Manson said of the project: “Jonathan and I used to be really close… We hadn’t seen each other in quite some time. Now he and I are talking about doing something completely unexpected together.”

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He explained: “That’s some of the plans of the style of music that I’m working on right now. I don’t know what it’ll turn into. Some of it will be with Jonathan Davis, I think, because he has plans of doing something similar — something that might even cross over the boundaries of being more Southern-sounding.”

Manson also added there might be some “acoustic and blues” in his future projects. Manson and Davis last joined forces in 2002 on a song called “Redeemer” for the soundtrack of the movie Queen of The Damned.