Band play self-titled debut album in its entirety
Korn performed their 1994 self-titled debut album from start to finish at Las Vegas’s Brooklyn Bowl on Friday night (March 13), including a rare rendition of the song ‘Daddy’. Click above to watch fan-recorded footage, via Blabbermouth.
According to Rolling Stone, it was the first time in almost 20 years the band played the track, which recounts singer Jonathan Davis’s painful memories of being molested as a child at the hands of a family friend.
The studio version of ‘Daddy’ includes four minutes of Davis sobbing in the vocal booth (something he didn’t realise producer Ross Robinson was recording), though he did not attempt to replicate the moment on-stage on Friday.
Speaking to Rolling Stone in advance of the performance, Davis revealed he would be performing ‘Daddy’, but called the song “just so old news to me. It’s not going to affect me like it did back then. There was abuse there, I dealt with it, and the person who abused me is dead now. Karma took them [laughs]. And, y’know, I’ve buried that. I’m just going to play the song for the people that need it, you know what I mean?”
Korn are due to perform the album again in its entirety at Manchester’s O2 Apollo on July 15 and London’s O2 Academy Brixton on July 16.
It was recently revealed that the group’s former drummer David Silveria is suing his former bandmates for money owed to him after they opted not to take him back after a seven year hiatus. A founding member, Silveria left Korn in 2006 and was replaced by Ray Luzier. Having attempted to end the break in 2013, the 42-year-old was told he would not be allowed to return.
Silveria’s law suit says his leave was only ever intended to be temporary, and as he never gave up his ownership interest in the group, he’s owed a cut of profits made in his absence. Silveria is also upset that Korn member Brian Welch was allowed to rejoin the group in 2013, having departed in 2005.