Korn

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Eligible in: 2019 (The 2020 Induction Ceremony)


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Old Korn rules they started nu metal with limp bizkit and changed music

Posted by Zach Iuliucci on Wednesday, 07.19.06 @ 23:09pm


Love them or hate them you can't deny their influence in rock. They are known or given the credit of starting nu-metal. And like KISS they have a loyal fan base. Personally I like Korn. I also believe in the genre they helped popularize, they were on a league of their own. They didn't really blend that much hip hop into it like Limp Bizkit and their first album was amazing. You can't also deny that they brought a new resurgence to rock and metal during the post-grunge era.

Posted by hellspawn007 on Saturday, 09.2.06 @ 15:50pm


Yep, KoRn are credited for nu-metal (innovation) and their influence can be seen in the music industry AND by their loyal fanbase.
What's also awesome is that they keep going despite all the haters and despite losing a bandmate, KoRn moves forward and that's why they really deserve to be put in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Rock on KoRn!

Posted by Tim on Friday, 12.15.06 @ 15:57pm


For a band to be around for over 13 years and still sell millions of coppies of albums is not heard of much these days. You cant look at this as if you personnaly like them or not. They influenced so many bands, won Grammy's, have 7 albums that have all gone atleast Platinum (some in more than 1 country), and have managed to change there sound alittle each time, yet not sound like anyone else. By 2019, Im sure they will have even more amazing feets to be proud of. - Scott

Posted by JHMDF on Friday, 12.15.06 @ 17:07pm


Flat out the most influentaul band of this era and maybe of all time. KoRn is an amazing sound all blended together as each band member contibutes in their own way. KoRn!!!

Posted by Bruce on Friday, 12.15.06 @ 21:51pm


how many bands can u say that have collaborated with the cure metallica slipknot orgy ice cube nas deftones manson cheech and chong trivium 10 years illium faith no more sepultura....i could go on

Posted by dj diirty on Saturday, 12.16.06 @ 02:17am


how can u not put these guys in? what they did for the late 90's rock scene is incredible. think. without them, there would be no limp bizkit, no kid rock, none of that. and they are still going strong even after all their big world wide fame. to not put these guys in would be a serious tragedy to all of us.

Posted by nathan on Saturday, 12.16.06 @ 10:05am


KoRn is the best nu-metal band ever. i love them and i think they should be in the rock and roll hall of fame 100% i mean come on they started nu-metal. so many bands and fans have been influenced by them and they have influenced me too. KoRn changed music forever.

Posted by Msphere on Saturday, 12.16.06 @ 12:29pm


If u really think about it, there r basically 2 main things that make KoRn unique, Jon's incredible vocals and the twisted guitars. Every one of their instruments represents them. Jon used to listen to some stuff that was considered weird so he gets a weird yet awsome vocal, Munky listens to opera and other weird things so he plays weird to most. David's neat and so's his drumming and Fieldy is Gangsta so is his Bass. They all seem like they are from different cliques too. Jon, the goths, munky, the goths, Fieldy, the gangstas, and david, the pretty boys. KoRn should win because they are unique in so many ways.

Posted by HIV on Saturday, 12.16.06 @ 12:38pm


Jon has also influenced me too. I now have my own band (Dyslexic Regression) And I do the best I can to try to get that sick sick wail and scream. (Mostly from the Take A Look In The Mirror)

Posted by HIV on Saturday, 12.16.06 @ 12:40pm


KoRn are my favorite band ever and i think one of the most original bands ever and very influential to many great young artists. Everything this band does is new and fresh and Jonathan Davis is the best all around singer ever...he can scat, sing, and do hardcore vocals with the best....he is the best. This band should be in the hall of fame for sure.

Posted by sutherbust on Saturday, 12.16.06 @ 14:06pm


Korn; Is a legend. They are one of the greatest bands out there today and they are one of the very few bands that are completely original. If you are a KoRn hater; Your a music hater. Music = Passion. KoRn is completely free-willed and unique in their music.

Posted by KoRnFanGirl on Saturday, 12.16.06 @ 21:54pm


Korn has to be my favorite band. Fieldy is the best and Jons vocals are more than amazzzzingg. No one can scat like tht. Not nobody, Not no how. And Not even to mention the bands killer lyrics. Nothing compares to these gnetle giants of rock. They are the founders of Nu-Metal, though their actual label/genre is questionable.

Posted by Kornie <3 on Saturday, 12.16.06 @ 22:03pm


KoRn is the best goddamn band out there. Nothing has to be said and no reasons have to be given, its just a fact. Not an opinion.

Posted by davidslover on Saturday, 12.16.06 @ 22:07pm


KoRn is still the best. i don't care what anybody els says.

Posted by juan on Sunday, 12.17.06 @ 16:28pm


This has to be some sort of elaborate prank. Korn sucks, Korn has always sucked, Korn is incapable of doing anything other than sucking. FACT.

Posted by Kit on Tuesday, 12.19.06 @ 21:31pm


kit your comment is just stupid ....... point with korn is weather ya love them or hate them they started a genre and have been a major infulence on many many bands...... thats what get ya voted in to the hall of fame ..... not how popular ya band is ..... what other reason could there be for deep purple and kiss not being in there

Posted by RIP on Wednesday, 12.20.06 @ 23:47pm


I think KoRn should be in all the way, they are the best of the best of the best. They started the shit and haven't even finished the shit, GO KORN!

Plus - Notice that no other band matches up with them all the way, they are their own thing, and thats good!

Posted by Steveoreno on Friday, 12.22.06 @ 11:46am


Ok, first of all Kit is a dickhead, FACT. Second, KoRn definitely deserves to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame because they revolutionized metal for the millenium, creating nu-metal, a genre which made metal music popular again in the 90's. There definitely unique, no other band sounds like them and they have released albums/singles and toured without being absent to much from the scene, they always cared about making there fans happy and letting them contribute in the bands work.

Posted by meteora on Tuesday, 12.26.06 @ 07:28am


I'd rather be a dickhead that an invalid who shits himself all day and listens to ####ing Korn and thinks he's listening to anything with artistic merit. How old are you, fifteen? Trust me, in two years you'll outgrow this shit and you'll try to deny that you were ever a Korn fan. Unfortunately, your post on Future Rock Hall will still be here, and may indeed outlast us all.

Korn sucks, Nu Metal as a whole sucks, teenagers suck.

Posted by Kit on Tuesday, 12.26.06 @ 20:34pm


i'm not a teenager, and i can definately see the relevance of korn in music; in the past, present, and future. korn have some excellent lyrics in my opinion, mainly for their brute honesty, and there aren't a lot of bands that will say the things that they are willing to say. musically they have changed and evolved in order to stay relevant, while keeping their core sound, which is something that very few bands ever accomplish. nu metal may definately not be one of the greatest genres of music to ever have manifested, but the fact that korn have outlasted nu metal and are arguably just as popular today (as ever) gives evidence to their skill. if you can't recognize this, then perhaps your view of "artistic merit" needs to be re-evaluated.

Posted by brad on Tuesday, 01.2.07 @ 12:47pm


If any band is going to be given credit for starting nu-metal (and god only knows why you think that's a good thing), I'd give it to Primus or Faith No More, who differ from Korn in the key aspect that they aren't irredeemably terrible.

Posted by William on Monday, 01.8.07 @ 16:53pm


They started Nu-Metal along with Limp Bizkit(guys this band deserve some recognition too, even if they are quite short-lived). They are talented and bring in many creativity and innovations to rock music. And don't forget "the new Jimi hendrix" Head

Posted by TRTRZ on Friday, 01.19.07 @ 09:47am


Neither of those bands started nu-metal. I just explained that.

Posted by William on Friday, 01.19.07 @ 17:46pm


KoRn are completley legends to me, been listening to them since Follow The Leader..their great no doubt..and i love how they can combine their music with rap and hip hop at times, their not afraid to search for better music,and then their not all satanic like a lotta groups which in my opinion Slipknot is, there just everyday people who love to perform..rock on KoRn im sure they'll make it to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.

Posted by Caelen on Monday, 01.22.07 @ 09:55am


Did anybody outside of California before "Blind" know what nu-metal was? Nope. They were probably less musically influencial than the Deftones, FNM, Tool and Rage, but they had by far the biggest impact in popular culture.

Posted by tucker on Tuesday, 01.23.07 @ 10:38am


Yeah...this is probably the only nu-metal band that will get in. Remember, this hall of fame is based on innovation and impace to rock music. It doesn't matter if you like Korn or not, face it, they made nu-metal popular. Sure it was derived from bands like Faith No More and Deftones but it was never clear until they showed up on the scene. And they've kind of shown they can do other things to, like their recent unplugged album.

Also, Korn has already became a major influence on many bands. Staind, Evanescene, Lacuna Coil, Sepultra...they all respect Staind. If I'm correct, I belive the Cure even joined Korn for the unplugged session (who should really be in as well).

In addition to the nu-metal acts like Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Drowning Pool, and P.O.D, there have been various bands who've used elements of nu-metal while not exactly being that...Godsmack, Mudvayne, Sevendust, Saliva, etc. I'm kind of surprised that this band has a 52% chance, because they've done quite more to the music industry than you would think.

Posted by maplejet on Friday, 03.2.07 @ 06:51am


koRn deserve to be in the hall of fame, the band is amazing.... the lyrics cut deep cause there so true..... perfect guitars.. perfect drumms.... perfect band.... they'll definately get into the rock & roll hall of fame.... and if they don't.... i'd try to get them some other award for greatness.... they have changed the lives of everyone in someway...

Posted by koRn's child on Friday, 03.30.07 @ 01:59am


The only way they impacted my life was being one more band to flip past in the 'K' section at the record store.

Better artists eligible in 2019:

At the Drive-In
Daft Punk
Godspeed You Black Emperor!
Grandaddy
Jeff Buckley
Sunny Day Real Estate
Supergrass

Posted by William on Friday, 03.30.07 @ 02:05am


William, you are clueless about what the hall of fame is all about. It's not about what you like, it's about which bands had the biggest impact and innovations in the rock scene. As far as I am concerned, many of those bands you listed haven't done anything noticeable. Also, when a band is eligible of the first time, it doesn't mean they'll make it in.

Posted by maplejet on Friday, 04.6.07 @ 10:47am


Did I outright say that any of those are more deserving (although at least two are, possibly three)? No, just that they're better in my opinion.

I'm not going to throw any fits if Korn gets in (or doesn't) because I have very little stake in the HoF. I don't doubt that they've had some influence on their peers (as any band with enough status inevitably does), just that I don't see much in the way of innovation at all.

Posted by William on Friday, 04.6.07 @ 15:25pm


Korn should definatly not be associated with Nu metal only. Over the years Korn changes there sound with each CD. So it is not right to keep them in the nu metal genre alone. Korn has try other genres besides nu metal and have been succesful in doing so. In fact there arn not many bands now who switch from different genres without sounding different or being portrayed as sell outs. Korn has alwasy managed to keep the same unique style. So Korn should not just be credited for influeincing Nu metal alone. They have step across the threshold and had the balls to experimenting with something new, which some (not just bands) but artist r scared to do. So if you want to deiscredit korn as a bad band then maybe i guess that is ur opinion, but do not be blasphemous as to wat korn is or discredit them for somthing there not, a band with no skill, but far the contrary there the best f***king to happen to MUSIC! FACT NOT AN OPINION.

Posted by 52627 on Tuesday, 05.8.07 @ 06:21am


Wow Korn actually has the most post out of every other nominee for the 2019 induction. Yeah Korn should definatly be in. Not only r they a good band, but they in a way saved rock and roll from dying out. If it was not for korn then we'd probably be listing to rap music.

-that would suck

Posted by johnny on Tuesday, 05.8.07 @ 06:45am


At the Drive-In is probably the best nominee for 2019. I've never heard anyone say that Korn "saved" rock, probably because they didn't. And if the choice is between Korn and rap, screw Korn. I'll take Public Enemy and Jurassic 5 any day.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 05.8.07 @ 13:38pm


Sorry, but it ATDI even gets in, it's going to be at least a lenghty time. Korn themselves aren't getting in the first year as they'll probably be a minor backlog, plus remember that Oasis and Weezer are also both up the same year as well so it's going to be tough. Oasis probably will get in on it's first try.

And face it, it takes guts for a band to cover Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall, and Korn did it, pretty nicely I should say.

Posted by maplejet on Thursday, 05.17.07 @ 11:11am


Well I also left off Mouse on Mars, Tortoise, Fu Manchu, Spock's Beard, and even Outkast. I wasn't going for comprehensive.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 01.1.08 @ 15:46pm


"If any band is going to be given credit for starting nu-metal (and god only knows why you think that's a good thing), I'd give it to Primus or Faith No More."

What about Gang Of Four? There actually a big influence on rap-metal.

Posted by liam on Saturday, 01.5.08 @ 09:38am


Not that I really care about the Hall of Fame to be honest, but I really had to write one. KoЯn has without a doubt save humanity from the misery of grunde rock and the Glam(girly) rockers. There are so many bands that copy and follow KoЯn that they can be easily compared to legends like Metallica. Hate it or love it, no other band has such pure and intense vibe, such outstanding and innovative artist. Primus or Faith No More? Compared to KoЯn? Pathetic...
I hope KoЯn gets this recognition though. Best of luck!

Posted by Vlad on Wednesday, 02.6.08 @ 04:07am


"KoЯn has without a doubt save humanity from the misery of grunde rock and the Glam(girly) rockers."-Vlad

I'll assume you meant grunge, which is still wrong. Chances are you were either too young or else not paying attention to remember what the '90s were actually like.

"Primus or Faith No More? Compared to KoЯn? Pathetic..."-Vlad

I know. Comparing those vastly superior bands to a cut-rate imitation is a joke. Frizzle Fry and Angel Dust are albums that put Korn's entire discography to shame. Not to mention that they were actually very original for their time, whereas Korn took the beaten path and never strayed once.

Posted by William on Wednesday, 02.6.08 @ 06:08am


I actually don't understand WHY Robert Smith would even go near this band. I always knew he was off-it a bit (Don't believe me? Listen to Pornography), but THIS? Is he SO MENTALLY SCARRED?!?!

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 02.13.08 @ 16:24pm


Korn is the best band out there, they already sold over 30000000 albums, need I say more

Posted by herk on Tuesday, 02.26.08 @ 20:18pm


herk...I am going to give you kudos because on one of the rare occasions, SOMEONE got their statistics right. I think it's a little early to tell about them...right now they're like a lot of other bands. Let's see if in the upcoming years they can rise above that...really make the masses go "WOW".

Posted by Terry on Tuesday, 02.26.08 @ 20:27pm


The chances KoRn WON'T get put into the Hall Of Fame are ZERO ! They are a guaranteed shoe-in. Hell, if there could only be ONE band that emerged during the 90s to be considered for the Hall Of Fame, KORN should be it, period ! It is my honest opinion they should be chosen over TOOL and RATM (for instance), for all the hard work, tours, collaborations, and albums they've put out over the years, not to mention a fanbase that spreads across nearly every generation ! Long may they continue to ROCK !

Posted by Thorngrub on Monday, 03.10.08 @ 13:27pm


"if there could only be ONE band that emerged during the 90s to be considered for the Hall Of Fame, KORN should be it, period !"

An insult to all the 90s musicians whose music makes kORN appear as the obvious shit-on-the-musical-shoe it really is.

Posted by Liam on Monday, 03.10.08 @ 13:31pm


Hey William, I hear you man about the legendary Primus and FNM - but I gots to say, I think you've overlooked KoRn's importance. First off, their guitarist Munky is currently involved with Billy Gould, amazing bass player from Faith No More, along with some other amazing talent, including Brooks Wackerman (Bad Relgion) on drums, and the radically talented Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit)helping out on guitars.

The fact Billy Gould would involve himself with Munky on this new project (called FEAR AND THE NERVOUS SYSTEM - album due out this August) shows respect. I'm not telling you to get respect for them yourself - obviously you can't stand korn, and that's your perogative; but what I am suggesting is you open your eyes a tad wider to the legacy that is KoRn. Love em or Hate em - - the impact they've ALREADY made is enuff to get them into the Hall Of Fame - even if called it quits tomorrow. They've been that good - and that influential.

Posted by Thorngrub on Monday, 03.10.08 @ 13:48pm


Hey Liam you should really invent that "shit on a musical shoe" thing ! It'd make you millions man - and could eventually come to replace the modern jukebox.

Posted by Thorngrub on Monday, 03.10.08 @ 13:49pm


KoRn is the best band ever they should be in hall of fame of course ,,you dumbasses you have to apreciate korns work , so i think they deserve to be here , period

Posted by your father on Saturday, 03.29.08 @ 02:45am


If they were the best ever they wouldn't need to rip-off Faith No More.

Posted by Liam on Monday, 04.14.08 @ 10:12am


liam can't appreciate a band that express their true feelings thru guitars and down to earth lyrics like KORN which is pretty sad

Posted by HERK1785 on Saturday, 04.19.08 @ 18:37pm


I appreciate The Smiths fine, HERK1785.

Posted by Liam on Sunday, 04.27.08 @ 15:01pm


Liam.....I actually got on line and listened to the Cocteau Twins. Now I won't go as so far and say that i hate it..but I guess I'm just a metalhead at heart. Is it just me..but the singers voice reminds me of the chick from Roxette singing that slow song from Pretty Woman.

Posted by dano on Monday, 04.28.08 @ 05:36am


I think some of these people need to listen to Fiath No Mores...We Care A Lot...and Introduce Yourself. IMO the first band to fuse rock and rap together.

Posted by dano on Monday, 04.28.08 @ 05:44am


KoRn completly saved rock by starting nu metal if it weren't for them rock probably would have died out

Posted by the pac on Sunday, 06.1.08 @ 17:23pm


Ok... Korn is my favorite band. They are the ones who have really shown the world that Rock and Rap both can co-exist. Faith No More is amazing too, but they were not nearly as popular and devoted as Korn is now. Korn has sold millions of records. They always have sold out shows almost every day. Jon Davis is a tormented singer who shows it through his vocals. Head is out of the band, but he was an amazing guitar player. Munky is my favorite because at least he knows that this music is the most important music out there. Dave went on hiatus, but he played very well with the bassist, Fieldy. Fieldy has his own unique way of playing too. Korn deserves to be in the hall of fame because they have sacrificed much of their lives to music and playing for fans world wide. The brought on Nu-Metal along with Limp Bizkit. Slipknot came right after Korn and that really made Nu-Metal boom. Korn was the band who started it all, and I believe that Nu-metal will die out whenever Korn decides to call it quits, which will not happen anytime soon. Nu-metal is here for a long time.

Posted by Dustin on Friday, 06.6.08 @ 13:33pm


MAN KORN FUKIN RULES THEY DESERVE TO BE IN THE HALL OF FAME JUSS KUZ THEY STARTED THEY OWN GENRE OF ROKK AND TOOK OFF WITH IT.I BEEN A FAN SINCE THEIR FIRST ALBUM KORN AND MY SONG OFF THAT ALBUM IS CLOWN CUZ I CAN RELATE TO IT.AND PLUS I SEEN KORN LIVE AND THEY HAVE AN UNFORGETTABLE STAGE PRESENCE.SO YES KORN SHOULD DEFINATELY BEEN IN THA HALL OF FAME.

Posted by NICKDOGG on Monday, 07.28.08 @ 00:46am


No way. Korn Should not get in. They dont deserve to, for ripping FNM, Mr Bungle, Primus so clearly.

What Korn did, is simple, take something that isnt commercial and make it marketable to teens etc.

"Faith No More is amazing too, but they were not nearly as popular and devoted as Korn is now. Korn has sold millions of records. They always have sold out shows almost every day.".

Since when did being more popular and "devoted" have anything to do with the music? You are obviously completely ignorant, as you are one of the more album sales = superior music types.

By that logic, surely Linkin Park are the better band; they have sold 40 million albums, Korn have only sold 30 million. Your logic=pathetic

FNM are one of the most misunderstood bands of the past 20 years. People have usually just heard "Epic" and thought that is how they sound all the time.

They are also unique in that they are one of the few bands out there who are not defined by their "hits" and have songs on their albums which are better than their singles.

Posted by Gouldbass on Monday, 08.4.08 @ 07:14am


korn shaped music for the best and none of you idiots that hate korn can deny it

Posted by nat on Monday, 08.4.08 @ 18:19pm


i love korn 4eva

Posted by nat on Monday, 08.4.08 @ 18:22pm


whats ur fav korn song everyone

Posted by jj on Monday, 08.4.08 @ 18:29pm


Reading the posts on Korn, I've got to side with them getting into the Hall. Let me start off by saying I am far from their biggest fan. The first album was interesting, but everything else has been a take-it or leave-it proposition for me. However, anybody saying that Primus affected the growth of nu-metal more than Korn... I won't say anything nasty because that would be wrong. Claypool's bass can be funky as all get out, but it also has far more of a jazz feel to it as well, and for the life of me I've never been able to find anything resembling jazz within nu-metal.

As for Faith No More, I cannot really speak w/ any informed opinion beyond "Epic". I will say two things:

1. There is a massive gulf between "Epic" and most of Korn's material beginning w/ "Follow the Leader"

2. "Epic" is still better than all of it.

This still doesn't mean Korn hasn't had impact, though.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 08.4.08 @ 18:54pm


i agree with most of that cheesecrop but i think all the alums of korn are good cos each of them have a different sound but korn still manage to keep the same awesome genre of music so i think korn should definatly get in the hall of fame.

Posted by luvs korn on Monday, 08.4.08 @ 21:17pm


A boring drummer, a bass player who cant really play bass. A vocalist who wishes he was Mike Patton and no more than four chord guitarists.

Korn should be in the hall of SHAME. Along with slipknot, def leppard, linkin park, etc.

There two sides to rock music
Korn make up the side of rock where they cant really play, but they get popular because of ATTITUDE/ANGST. Rage Against the Machine had better angst than this band.

Faith No More & Mr Bungle thought outside the box.
Korn....just plod along.

Posted by gouldbass on Saturday, 08.16.08 @ 05:58am


boring drummer, a bass player who cant really play bass. A vocalist who wishes he was Mike Patton and no more than four chord guitarists.

Korn should be in the hall of SHAME. Along with slipknot, def leppard, linkin park, etc.

There two sides to rock music
Korn make up the side of rock where they cant really play, but they get popular because of ATTITUDE/ANGST. Rage Against the Machine had better angst than this band.

Faith No More & Mr Bungle thought outside the box.
Korn....just plod along.

Posted by gouldbass on Saturday, 08.16.08 @ 05:58am


I have not heard Korn of late but their first Album was great!!!

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 08.16.08 @ 08:57am


Korn..
Ya got to love these guys!!!!! When Max of{ Noah Shark and Max producers of Tom Petty .} was recording them.. He gave them the sound we all love them for..They have IT...
YES YES..!!!!

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 20:50pm


Okay first Korn is not a band you go to listien to. Mabye you listien to it when your lifting weights or if it's played at Zumuiez. Second more people deserve to go like GN'R, Cheap Trick, Ozzy Osbourne, Styx, and Iron Maiden. Even Bon Scott deserves to go. Korn you don't get my vote. No way!

Posted by Mike on Sunday, 10.5.08 @ 06:42am


trash or break some off is my fav song

Posted by idzvh on Thursday, 10.30.08 @ 20:44pm


trash or break some off is my fav song

Posted by idzvh on Thursday, 10.30.08 @ 20:44pm


The fact is, they will be inducted. And they deserve to be more than almost anyone. William, those bands you mention would support Korn being inducted. Ask them. They would think your a little shite. Dick.

Posted by FoLLOw tHe LeADer on Wednesday, 01.21.09 @ 14:14pm


Korn should be in looking at their uniqueness and the influence on others.

But despite their style is always evident, you can't say all their stuff is quality work.

Posted by Ben Dover on Saturday, 02.28.09 @ 04:56am


korn will make it to the rock n roll hall of fame, u haters are just mad because your faget ass bands won't,sorry, go suck a dick!!!
KORN 4 LIFE!

Posted by KoRn on Friday, 03.20.09 @ 23:05pm


I seriously doubt that "KoRn" will get as much as a passing thought when the time comes...they're starting to fade a bit now, and 2019 is a long way off. they simply sound like too many other bands. A lot of people on here bring up influence and innovation, and I just don't see it.

As for the previous posting, try to at least muster a little class when you come on here...you do know what that is, don't you? Also, try some learned and intelligent reasons why they should be inducted (one of which is NOT "KoRn Rules!!!!...hardly a reason).

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 03.21.09 @ 07:44am


Let me give a couple of examples of (at least what I hear, anyway) KoRn's so-called "nu-metal" sound as opposed to a widely known "as metal as metal can get" band;

1) "Coming Undone" compared to "Walk" by Pantera.
2) "Freak on a Leash" compared to "Cemetery Gates", also by Pantera.

Their both obviously metal, and it's pretty obvious (to me, anyway) that KoRn was influenced heavily by Pantera. The difference is Pantera sounds a lot more polished. as far as perpetuating the artform (or genre, in this case), I'd say KoRn definitely has, but the innovation and influence was already in place with Pantera, and whoever influenced them, and so on...

"Nu-Metal"...sounds a lot like the "Old Metal". Can we please start weeding out these stupid sub-genres and just call it what it is????

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 03.21.09 @ 10:55am


Gonna disagree w/you here, Gitar. I think they do have a chance.

First off, don't forget Pantera was very much a "hair band" pop-metal outfit when they started. They got into the heavier stuff cause of Phil Anselmo, from what I understand (& if I've got this one wrong, any Korn fans please correct me). They adopted something that sounded like a hip-hop influence much later in the game, & even then it was very weak at that.

Korn, on the other hand, carried something of a hip-hop influence from the beginning. The debut from Korn & "Vulgar Display of Power" overlap somewhat, but I've always felt the bands start to bridge off from each other later on. You can hear the effects of "Freak On A Leash" in stuff from Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach, and Disturbed w/in about a year or two afterwards.

Whether you think that counts for much is your call, but I will say there is some diff. between Disturbed's "The Sickness" & Pantera's "Walk", I think.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 03.21.09 @ 16:01pm


Love this band ! I like the early stuff Mad Man Max Reese {Producer eniginer}up at Buck Owens studio did.. I think he really help them find their sound...!Great recordings...Lots to hear an explore..

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 03.21.09 @ 16:48pm


Cheeseman...I believe "Cowboys From Hell" (circa 1990) was pretty much the turning point for Pantera (before that, Dimebag was known as "Diamond Darrell"...very much "hair"), which pre-dated KoRn's debut by about 4 years. "Vulgar Display of Power" came out in 1992. I listened to the songs I mentioned literally back to back on Rhapsody, and came to my conclusions as to similarities. I think whether you sing, rap, or fart into the mike, it's still very heavily "metal", no matter what terminology you put in front of it. That style of music definitely pre-dated KoRn...rapping to it really wasn't that much of a stretch, considering the popularity of "Walk This Way" when Run-DMC did it with Aerosmith.

Like always, I respect what you're saying, though...

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 03.21.09 @ 17:06pm


KORN IS THE GREATEST BAND OF ALL TIME!!!

Posted by Dean Markillie on Thursday, 05.28.09 @ 08:46am


RaRHoF hasn't been to open to anything metal, so i don't think it will happen :/

Posted by Barg on Sunday, 02.14.10 @ 22:18pm


sorry, hasn't been open to much metal acts

Posted by Barg on Sunday, 02.14.10 @ 22:20pm


"If any band is going to be given credit for starting nu-metal (and god only knows why you think that's a good thing), I'd give it to Primus or Faith No More." I have listened to Primus and I don't hear any metal in them; they're pretty much a funk-rock band (a good one at that, Les Claypool is a bass god.) I haven't listened to Faith No More beyond "Epic" (which, while boring, was unique for fusing hard rock, funk and rap), though maybe you could make a case for "Epic" being the beginning of nu-metal, as funk, hard rock and hip-hop are the characteristics of nu-metal. I'll decide between FNM and Korn when I've done more listening. I think Tool might've had a hand in it as well.

"Not that I really care about the Hall of Fame to be honest, but I really had to write one. KoЯn has without a doubt save humanity from the misery of grunde rock and the Glam(girly) rockers. There are so many bands that copy and follow KoЯn that they can be easily compared to legends like Metallica. Hate it or love it, no other band has such pure and intense vibe, such outstanding and innovative artist." Save your breath "Vlad." Korn didn't even form until '92, and the hair bands were old news by '91 (there was some good music among them.) And grunge was great, and was still a force by the time "Blind" hit (yes, after Cobain died.) That was the year Soundgarden released a little album called "Superunknown", and Soundgarden split in '97, by which time Korn had already hit it big, and grunge is still going today. The rest of that was just as incorrect.

"if there could only be ONE band that emerged during the 90s to be considered for the Hall Of Fame, KORN should be it, period !" Really? Radiohead? Oasis? Blur? Suede? Pearl Jam? Alice in Chains? Soundgarden? Tool? Nirvana? I'd choose between one of them for the 90's. I believe maybe you could make a case for Korn based on their influence.

Posted by Sam on Monday, 02.22.10 @ 19:36pm




Korn..
Ya got to love these guys!!!!! When Max of{ Noah Shark and Max producers of Tom Petty .} was recording them.. He gave them the sound we all love them for..They have IT...
YES YES..!!!!

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 02.22.10 @ 22:33pm


Of course they should get in.
Love them or hate them Korn were one of the most influential bands of the 90s.

Posted by Chris.T on Tuesday, 03.9.10 @ 00:06am


"What's also awesome is that they keep going despite all the haters and despite losing a bandmate, KoRn moves forward and that's why they really deserve to be put in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."

So by that logic there are thousands of bands that deserve to be inducted; probably half the bands listed on this site, first of all. Second, if I hear about "the haters" one more time I will throw something heavy at the person who said it. Third, every band has to deal with critics. What makes Korn special in this regard?

Posted by Sam on Thursday, 03.11.10 @ 16:16pm


Korn with the help of Max Reese {Procurer /engineer}
in their early years set the stage to continue in experimental sounds There music can be quite profound and avant guard .. ALL YA NEED IS EARS

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 03.21.10 @ 09:01am


"If you are a KoRn hater; Your a music hater." How narrow minded. And I take back calling "Epic" boring. I listened to it again, and it's actually quite good and unique. You might be able to draw a line between that and some of Korn's stuff.

Posted by Sam on Sunday, 03.28.10 @ 17:25pm


So, does someone want to help me out here? I hear that they are the founders of "nu-metal" but that's a term that doesn't mean anything. Are we just assuming that they influenced System of A Down, Disturbed, Slipknot and Linkin Park because they're within the same genre, or have those bands actually cited Korn as an influence? Because Disturbed is somewhat similar sounding to Korn but aren't at all experimental, Slipknot only bares a passing resemblance in terms of the guitar playing, and SOAD and Linkin Park sound nothing like them. Because this a question that could make or break their induction chances.

Posted by Sam on Sunday, 04.18.10 @ 21:59pm


After reading the comments posted on here about Korn, I am a little agitated. I have been listening to them since they came out. I understand the 'rules' or 'guidelines' in order for a band to be inducted. Korn influenced quite a few bands today. I thought I read someone say... Korn and Limp Bizkit brought in nu-wave!?! Korn definitely has a unique sound and I do understand it is not for everyone. However, a correction to that statement is that Korn was first. Korn help get Limp Bizkit recognized. Google it if don't believe me.

As far as other bands coming first, of course. However, not to be ignorant but I have not heard of "epic" which I believe is 1 f*cking song. One song does not influence a whole bands discography unless your Green Day and all your sh*t sounds the same. However, that is my opinion and I know we have ignorant critics on here (William, Liam, amongst others) that fail to recognize their influence. I believe bands like Disturbed, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot and there are many underground bands that listened to Korn first before they ever heard of FNM or epic. Ignorance is bliss I guess... because when I read that... I said "who"? I do relaize they were influenced by other bands (who wasn't nowadays), but Korn brought it to a new level and made it their own. If you were to ask people if they heard of Korn... you're going to get a yes.

Do they get in the Hall? I think they should, but in actuality not right away. I lost hope with the Hall as I believe the members are biased to their genre's growing up and 90's music (which I thought boomed) because not many new bands came out of the 00's and 90's music is still relevant here in 2010 as for instance Korn still influences. RHCP should have been inducted in last year.

Anyways... you a**holes say what you will, but you will not change my mind.

Posted by Jody32 on Thursday, 07.29.10 @ 03:09am


Another comment... Someone said on here Korn saved rock and roll. That is a lot to say (even though I think I do remember seeing a magazine trying to claim that as well... wish I could find it)... not sure I would go that far... not single-handely, but think about what rock and roll was. It was rebelling against your parents, society, pissing off your boss, self-issues sometimes. Is that not everything Korn has stood for and helped influence in their music?

Not even every band that has been 'immortalized' can say they brought all those attributes to rock. Some bands just appeased to the masses.

Posted by Jody32 on Thursday, 07.29.10 @ 03:24am


That's a more sensible comment. I don't like Korn that much, but I will (reluctantly) play devil's advocate and say they belong in the Hall (as do FNM; if you like Korn check out the albums "The Real Thing" and "Angel Dust".) You'll hear where a few of Davis' vocal styles came from. Well done though Jody. It's refreshing to see a comment that doesn't consist of "Korn is the best band ever and deserves induction." Kindly stick around.

Posted by Sam on Sunday, 08.1.10 @ 07:07am


Hear is another great band their sound is their OWN...

Posted by mryxzomg on Sunday, 08.1.10 @ 08:14am


despite from their new method in music and number that they sale,KoRn has influenced me a lot in the way that i like.
Thank you JD,Monkey and others .

Posted by Mojtaba on Monday, 09.13.10 @ 06:44am


I like Korn a lot, but reading through these comments reminds me why I do NOT like the majority of their fanbase. Crap like "KORN ARE THE BESTEST!!!!111" and "KORN SAVED ROCK" is f'ing embarassing.
They're a band that most "serious" music fans don't give a fair shake, and definitely deserve to be inducted. But while they may have helped popularize a genre, they sure as hell didn't create it. The innovations they DID contribute are dwarfed by those of their predecessors. However, their influence on rock music at the time was great, and that impact is what seperates them from acts like Faith No More.

Posted by Valtiel on Wednesday, 09.29.10 @ 15:42pm


Thank you for a sensible comment. That can be a real breath of fresh air sometimes.

Posted by Sam on Sunday, 10.3.10 @ 11:18am


Without korn, all these bands today (disturbed, linkin park, system of a down etc.) would not even exist. And your influences don't have to match your music. For example, Jonathan Davis himself said that he was influenced by metallica, do you think korn sounds anything like metallica??

Posted by Jake on Friday, 10.22.10 @ 20:31pm


Its sad the lack of professionalism most of these comments have, what ever happened to a good discussion 0_o?? All i see is insults, honestly people need to grow up. lack of maturity on the internet is what ruins things like this for the few respectable people that view sites like this.

I think Korn deserves a spot in the hall. A lot of people accuse them of being simple, well the guitars anyways, but music doesnt have to be complex to be good.
A band that sells over 30million albums definitely has had an influence on their respective genre, i dont see how someone could argue against that.
Forget about the HoF for a sec, Korn took a sound (whether they invented it or not) and made it huge. It doesnt matter how simple or complex it is or whatever else people bitch about. They played music that millions of people around the world loved and were impacted by in some way. To me that is worth a least an ounce of respect, even if you prefer another band.

Posted by Neutral on Sunday, 02.20.11 @ 22:08pm


"A band that sells over 30million albums definitely has had an influence on their respective genre, i dont see how someone could argue against that."

Well then why aren't you making a case for The Spice Girls to be inducted? (No, I'm not serious. It's a matter of whether a large selling band had anything more than just sales to offer. To some degree I'd argue Korn did, so...

Posted by Sam on Saturday, 02.26.11 @ 07:39am


I think Korn should eventually get the nod, basically Rage Against the Machine and Korn were the driving force behind most of the new metal/hard rock that came out from '92 onward. The hip-hop element in metal which Korn helped to create, while very popular for quite a long time, seems to have died out. But ask yourself this question - before Korn, how many metal bands played instruments tuned down below D? Now, ask yourself how many metal bands AFTER Korn play instruments tuned below D. Slipknot, Mudvayne, almost all of em nowadays are heavily influenced by Korn's low-end crunch sound.

Metal would not be the same without Korn, so yes, they deserve to get in. But they probably won't because Jann Wenner most likely is not a fan of the band.

Posted by Magoo on Friday, 03.25.11 @ 21:23pm


I know some of them were already taking speed and meth during the recording of the first album, but were all of them? I only ask because Welch looks so out of it in the Blind video. Pause it at about :32 and :41, and check out his expression and eyes. Really out of it.

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 07.12.11 @ 18:52pm


Influence: Korns becoming a big influence on the modern metal scene. 15
Innovation: Helped pioneer Nu Metal, which isn't a good thing but damn it were being objective here. 10
Critical respect: These guys get very little respect. 5
Commercial: 35 million worldwide. 20

50, not really worthy.

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 12.27.11 @ 11:06am


Korn is like Nirvana in that it brought rock back in a time when it was going out hte door. They were innovators who changed music forever, mixing hip hop and rock into a completely new kind of music. I have felt rock musc dying many times, but every time this happens, bands like Nirvana or Korn pop up to revitalize the genre and take the stage again.

Posted by Joe on Saturday, 12.31.11 @ 16:07pm


of course they should be inducted no questions asked

Posted by Mike on Sunday, 04.22.12 @ 10:13am


This band is great,,! Best band from Bakersfield since Buck Owens.. I think they even recorded at Bucks studio..? Wow! let's hope they make it in..

Posted by Happy on Sunday, 08.4.13 @ 00:11am


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