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Jonathan Davis: I Would Love To Write A Musical!”

Can someone please get this commissioned?

Kerrang! interviews can throw up some brilliantly startling revelations. And in this week’s wonderfully sweary chat with Korn icon Jonathan Davis, we’ve been gifted with a whole bunch of them.

Ahead of the release of his debut solo album, Black Labyrinth, the nu-metal legend reflects on pretty much everything, from Korn’s early days to the magnificent legacy he’ll one day leave behind, with plenty of fascinating tangents in-between.

After quizzing Jonathan about the profound effect the musical Jesus Christ Superstar had on him (resulting in a surprising turn of events when he was just three years old), he goes on to profess his love for the theatre.

I would love to write a musical!” he enthuses. A long time ago, I was talking to [English writer, director and artist] Clive Barker about doing a dark, fucked-up musical, but people get busy and it didn’t happen. It’s definitely on my bucket list to do a really dark, metal musical – not some stupid-ass one.”

Given Jonathan’s knack in the dark metal’ department, there is pretty much there’s nothing we’d like to see or hear more. Get your hands on our sprawling, five-page interview with Mr. Davis right here.

Black Labyrinth is out on May 25 via Sumerian Records – pre-order it at this link.

And be sure to catch Jonathan live at the following dates next month…


6 Manchester Club Academy 
7 London O2 Academy Islington 
8 Donington Park Download Festival

Get your tickets here.

Download 2018 Day Splits April

And, if you fancy, don’t forget to vote for Jonathan and Korn in this year’s Kerrang! Awards.

Photo: Jonathan Weiner

Posted on May 16th 2018, 2:01p.m.
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