CD/DVD To Accompany Korn's Davis' Solo Tour
Korn frontman Jonathan Davis is planning a CD/DVD of his upcoming solo tour -- and will make it available in time for the start of the outing.Korn frontman Jonathan Davis is planning a CD/DVD of his upcoming solo tour -- and will make it available in time for the start of the outing.
During a teleconference with reporters today (Nov. 1), Davis told Billboard.com that the night before the tour's Nov. 9 start in Hartford, Conn., he plans to go into the studio of his friend and longtime collaborator Richard Gibbs -- who's serving as the solo tour's musical director -- to tape and film "a small show in front of family and friends and some press."
"It's going to be a limited edition run that will be available at the shows for people to buy," says Davis, who's playing 23 solo shows into December. The DVD, he says, will be a making-of chronicle "that shows everything from when we were trying out the band members to rehearsals leading up to the recording of this show."
Davis said he's not sure yet if he'll make the CD/DVD available at other outlets, including his Web site. "It depends on how many kids want it," he explained. "I'm doing a limited run now, and we'll see what happens."
Davis is planning to perform obscure Korn songs, material from his "Queen of the Damned" film soundtrack and covers such as Neil Diamond's "Love on the Rocks" (which he recorded for the "Wonderland" soundtrack), Duran Duran's "The Chauffeur," New Order's "Blue Monday" and possibly Psychedelic Furs' "Love My Way" at his shows.
He says the solo trek is not a chink in Korn's solidarity; bandmates Munky and Fieldy, he said, "are cool with it ... as tight as ever, as brothers and creatively" -- and have requested tickets to the Dec. 4 show in Los Angeles. The band will be touring internationally in 2008, and while Davis said it's "too early" to be thinking about the next Korn album, he expects the group to hit the studio not long after its live run to support its latest album, "Untitled."
Meanwhile, Davis and Gibbs are continuing to work with horror author Clive Barker on their apocalyptic "opera-musical hybrid," "Oblivion." Davis said he and Barker are "in the middle of writing" the script; once that's finished, he and Gibbs "will start writing the actual opera ... The stuff we've come up with has been pretty insane, really good. I'm excited. I think in a couple more months we'll have the whole thing written out. That's when we'll start writing the music."