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"Korn" (sometimes typeset as "KoЯn" to fit their logo) is a nu metal band from Bakersfield, California.

They are often credited with creating the nu metal genre, and inspiring a wave of nu metal, alternative metal and rap metal bands in the late 1990s and early 2000s, assisting in particular Limp Bizkit (who were discovered by Korn themselves), Staind and Incubus.

Since their 1994 self-titled debut, Korn have sold over 25 million records worldwide - including 16 million in the U.S. -, making them one of the best selling metal acts of the last twelve years.


Drummer David Silveria, guitarist Munky (a.k.a. James Shaffer) and bassist Fieldy (Reginald Arvizu) were involved with Rick Morrill - fronted hair band L.A.P.D. (Love And Peace Dude). It was later changed to stand for Laughing As People Die in order to be taken more seriously as a band. During the mid-80s, Fieldy and Head (Brian Welch) were also members of glam rock outfit Rag Tyme. 'Head' took his nickname (an unwanted one) from the large size of his head, not from any sexual connotation, 'Munky' a reference to primate like feet whilst 'Fieldy' was an abbreviation of 'Garfield', in honour of the bass...

years active 1993–present
origin Bakersfield, California
music genre Nu Metal, Alternative Metal, Industrial Metal, Rapcore
current members Jonathan Davis
James Shaffer a.k.a. Munky
Reginald Arvizu a.k.a. Fieldy
David Silveria
past members Brian Welch a.k.a. Brian Welch
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