Tell me a bit about the European clinics that you have lined up
I’m excited! I wanted to come here for about three weeks but we’re just finishing the new Korn record; I just tracked 20 songs at NRG studios in LA. It’s so new and different; it’s not dubstep like the last record. This one is totally back to the roots but modern and there’s still DJ elements. I’m stoked about it!
We’ve been so busy with that that I was afraid to come here for too long so we only booked a handful and I finally get to play Musikmesse; I’m happy to be here for that. I have a handful here; three in Zurich, one in Brussels, the ones today… I have to go home then cos on the 27th I’m playing in my hometown of Pittsburgh! I fly back to LA and do one at MI where I used to teach.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m really proud of the way that KXM’s record has just come out. It’s George Lynch, Doug Pinnick from King’s X and myself. We wrote a song a day and tracked the drums at the end of the day just fresh. We all had to be there in a room writing together. Sometimes when you get cool musicians together like George and Doug it seems like a good idea and it’s not but this turned out better than we thought. Doug is one of my favourite singers of all time; the soul he has gives me chills. I’ve just started listening to the basic mixes and I can’t wait to show people here.
The new Korn record is going to be out in August; I’m stoked on that. Me and Bill Sheehan are doing a side thing, a drum and bass record; it’s crazy and whacky stuff. He is so insane!
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