KORN: FEEL OUR PAIN

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Massive US sports metallers play first UK shows in three years...

Korn, who are currently one of the biggest selling rock acts in America – selling roughly twice as many albums as Marilyn Manson – have announced their first UK dates in three years, going from club venues to arenas.

But for Korn, success has been a bit painful.

“I was thinking about killing myself,” singer Jonathan Davis told NME. “And I never ever thought I’d fucking say that. I would wake up every day and I couldn’t get out of bed, I’d just be fucking freaking out, for no reason. The whole story is about that and the Family Values tour and what the band went through, the success, and a lot of shit. My family life. My wife and I aren’t together any more, all kinds of shit. My life took a giant change then.”

But Jonathan has the solution for his suicidal tendencies: “When you’re really depressed it’s good to hear someone be hurt too,” he said. “When I get depressed I listen to my own fucking music. I put us on.”

Also, like Trent Reznor and Limp Bizkit‘s Fred Durst, Jonathan has been at the receiving end of Marilyn Manson‘s barbed wit.

“He used to be my friend,” says Jonathan. “I haven’t talked to him in a long time. He’s just fucking killed himself, man. He just fucking changed too much. Made himself too untouchable. And people got over his shit pretty quick.” The band, who’s just released a new album ‘Issues’ through Epic, play Wembley Arena (May 19) and Manchester Apollo (20). You can read the full Korn interview in NME, on sale across the UK now.

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