Who is Korn? What is net worth of Korn? Korn is an American music band which came into being in 1993 from the American state of California. This American music group has gone on to become one of the pioneers of nu metal genre that set records for their musical excellence in the nu metal, alternative metal and rap metal music; a style of music that was unheard of in the late 90’s. The band members of Korn are formed by their founding members James Shafffer, Brian Welch and Reginald Arvizu. Additionally, they have Ray Luzier as their drummer.
The relationship of the three founding members of Korn had its genesis from the time they were part of the band LAPD aka Love and Peace Dude. Later this band was renamed to Laughing as People Die with a strategy to be taken more seriously by the music fraternity. As LAPD, they released their full length album named Who’s Laughing Now. A couple of albums together before their break up and the band were now known as Creep albeit for a brief period of time.
It is during this time that the trio of founding members inducted Brian Welch and Jonathan Davis to form the band Korn. Since then the band has always been looked up for their finesse in nu metal and alternative music. Korn’s first release was a self- titled album under Immortal Records which was recorded by Ross Robinson. Throughout the period between 1994 and 1996, Korn received positive reviews from critics which encouraged them to release many singles, one of them being Shoots and Ladders that earned Grammy nomination in 1997.
After their successful debut album, Korn gained fan base and accolades that set the tone for their second album Life is Preachy in 1996. Life is Preachy opened at no.3 in the Billboard charts and took the numero uno spot in New Zealand. Korn maintained their success rate consistently in all their subsequent albums namely Follow the Leader, Issues and Untouchables.
Korn Net Worth
Korn has an estimated net worth of $105 million US dollars as of 2017. It has been observed that the band has accumulated such earnings primarily due to two reasons; the first being its existence since 1993 as one of the path breakers in the nu metal genre. Korn has been in the business of giving stellar performances that earns Grammy nominations thereby bringing in credibility to the band which is revered by critics and their fans alike.
Korn Business Model
Korn’s success and image as the pioneers of alternative and new metal musicians is simply unparalleled for more than two decades now. They keep redefining themselves with more and more stage performances each time. To find greater relevance among their fans, the band released their sixth album Take a look in the Mirror in 2003. In order give a taste of their glorious years of success, Korn also Greatest Hits, Volume 1 that compiled their greatest hits.
Korn have even ventured in films with their soundtracks being used in hit movies like I know what you did last summer, Spawn, End of Days, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. The band has also contributed their music to television series like The Simpsons and South Park to name a few.
• The band’s signature logo with backward “R” has been designed by its founding member Jonathan Davis.
• Korn uses a peculiar looking mic stand dubbed “The Bitch” designed by HR Giger. It was unveiled in 2002.
• Major influences of the band are Duran Duran, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Pink Floyd.
• Korn is said to have modern day alternative rock players like Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, One minute silence, Deftones, Three Days Grace and many more.
• Lead vocalist Jonathan Davis suffered from fatal asthma attacks in childhood. He has acted in a few movies including Queen of the Damned.
It’s business as usual for Korn even in present days. Korn’s latest release has been The Serenity of Suffering (2016) which has been seen by many as heavy metal music with inspiration drawn from their fourth album Issues. It has been released by the band’s oldest recording label Roadrunner.
Korn’s official website www.korn.com reports the band is on a one week tour across European countries like Switzerland, Portugal, Italy and Spain from March 11 2017 to March 18 2017. The Milan concert is reportedly sold out already.