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May 27, 2011
This week: Korn frontman Jonathan Davis, who recently collaborated with Skrillex and is currently working with his band on their tenth studio album.
"'Love Will Tear Us Apart' by Joy Division. It's so beautiful and so fucking sad at the same time. As a kid it struck me how many different emotions a single song could evoke, and it changed my view of music forever."
"The Downward Spiral by Nine Inch Nails. It's an absolute masterpiece."
FAVORITE NEW ARTIST:
"Skrillex. We started writing with him this year -- I'm just a huge fan. He's incredibly talented and brings such a new and different element to music today. The stuff we've been doing together has been really exciting."
"Rotten.com. It's fucking disgusting!"
"Dune. I'm a big David Lynch fan."
"One Second After by William R. Forstch. This is a crazy book. It's science fiction, but it provides a realistic look at what could happen to disable all electricity and power, and how the human race would subsequently fall apart. Really scary stuff. I highly recommend!"
"Obscura. There's lots of weird, cool shit there."
FAVORITE PIECE OF CLOTHING:
"I have this grey custom-made sweater with a skull on it. I got one for my son and loved it, so I asked the store if they would make an adult version and they did. I have the only adult sweater of this design in the world."
"I used to have 30 different species of tarantulas, as well as two Australian scorpions that are considered the deadliest in the world. If stung by one, a person would die in 30 minutes. But when I had kids I had to get rid of them, of course. Those were intense!"
"Japanese. Nobu in Malibu is my favorite place to eat."
"Crystal Methamphetamine. But that was back in the day."
"Crispin Glover. Is he a celebrity? He's an awesome actor."
"I heard there's a new device in Europe that allows you to interfere with someone's cell phone and jam it. So if you're in a restaurant and some asshole is talking on their phone, you can jam their phone. I need one of those!"
"My kids' umbilical cords. I keep them in a jar at home."
FAVORITE ESSENTIAL ITEM FOR TOURING:
"My laptop. It's my studio and has everything on there."
FAVORITE PLACE TO ESCAPE:
"Home. When you live on the road, going home is a place to escape and just be with your family to unwind."
FAVORITE PICK-UP LINE:
"Fuck me, I'm famous!"
"Any 'Yo Mama' joke I'm good with."
FAVORITE BODY PART:
"The female gluteus maximus. Commonly referred to as a 'booty' or 'ass.'"
"'Daddy will be right back.' It's not my favorite, but it's the one I end up telling my kids a lot because of my crazy schedule!"
Courtesy of Spin.com »