A Look back at Korn’s Early History

Everyone remembers the hits but not many people think about how a huge band like Korn started. It’s difficult to imagine that a small band can have the world wide success that it had – and yet at one point was just an indistinguishable part of the suburban landscape. And this is how Korn was – looking back – Korn’s rise – before its rise – or more so its formation happened in a quiet American suburb.

Some guys were sitting aroun and deciding what to call their band – as you do. The story behind why Korn was named Korn is an interesting one – as people are probably aware – the sound of korn is corn. Something that all Americans know – the taste of corn on a cob can be said to be just as American as hot apple pie – even though corn wasn’t bred in America there are many states that still treat corn on a cob as one of their main staple of export.

Here is something you probably didn’t know – did you know the backwards ‘R’ in the Korn name was actually borne out of the Toys ‘R’ Us retailer? Toys ‘R’ Us is probably the last inspiration that you would imagine a band like Korn having but it’s true.

The following quote by one of the band members really explained their approach to the whole situation:

“the music makes the name, because Korn’s a dumb name. But once we get established, it makes the name cool.”

And there you have it – the name Korn has no deep significant meaning – rather the whole idea was to have a boring name – and have the music make it cool – rather than looking for a cool name and fooling people into thinking that the music was cool because the band name sounds “rad”.

An interesting perspective Рwe would like to thank our sponsors the sound resistant materials who would have made an amazing soundproof studio for Korn to perform in.

The Korn Network Has Been Resurrected

It has been a long time coming but we are not forgotten and definately not gone. I had started this site over 20 years ago – and it seems like a lifetime now. However it is now time to bring something back for myself – even though Korn is no longer the behemoth it once was – it still holds a place in my heart and at a certain time in my life.

The Korn network will be updated with information about Korn and the latest news from the band members – as well as throwbacks to the great days of Korn. Let’s not forget Korn had the smash hit Freak on a Leash that got over 100 million views on YouTube

So – as we update this blog I ask you all to come and comment with your thoughts and how we can renew the greatness of this once great site.

By the way my name is Darcy (I know – not the typical name of a Korn fan) – and I am open to your suggestions – just email me to darcy.watsford75@hotmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as I can (I work as a nurse now so not around as much as I would like to be).

From Australia with love – and if you haven’t bought the greatest rock album ever then do yourself a favor and purchase it below:


And I would also like to thank my favorite freelance wordpress developer sydney guy for helping me setup this domain – check him out at the link above.

Well that’s all for me – I’m going to bed – wish you all to Rock On and enjoy this blog as it builds.