Jonathan Davis Shares The Korn Show Inspired By Pink Floyd’s ‘Live At Pompeii’
Korn frontman Jonathan Davis spoke to Rock Sound and revealed the band’s show and live release were greatly influenced by Pink Floyd’s legendary live performance and concert documentary, ‘Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii.’ Davis didn’t forget to mention their latest live stream show, which was appreciated a lot.
Pink Floyd’s concert documentary film entitled ‘Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii’ was directed by Adrian Maben and was released on September 2, 1972, at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The band performed a live concert at the ancient Roman amphitheater in Pompeii, Italy, but without any audience, and there was only a filming crew in the place. It became another Pink Floyd project that became highly influential for other bands and musicians.
Therefore, Korn’s Jonathan Davis admitted that they were one of those bands, and they decided to work on the modern version of Pink Floyd’s live show and concert film. The band’s ‘Korn Live: The Encounter’ premiered on July 11, 2010, on HDNet to promote their ninth studio album named ‘Korn III: Remember Who You Are.’ Korn members decided to film it while performing in the middle of a field in Bakersfield.
Jonathan Davis stated that they decided to work on the band’s recently streamed live show ‘Korn: Monumental,’ which aired on April 24, 2021, and took place in the Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience set, without an audience to take it one step further. The Korn lead singer emphasized that they gave great importance to creating a ‘top notch’ experience for their fans who paid to be able to watch it.
Here’s what Davis said:
“We had done stuff like these before, where we did ‘Korn Live: The Encounter’ in the middle of a field in Bakersfield. We stamped out a big crop circle that said Korn in it. We played in the middle of it, and there was no one there, and we borrowed that idea, it was very inspired by ‘Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii.’ It’s the same kind of thing.
We’re like, ‘Let’s do a modern vibe of ‘Pompeii,’ so that was ‘The Encounter.’ Then doing ‘Korn: Monumental,’ we’re like, ‘We’ve already done this before. Let’s just make even more and just the big screens. This was the way we recorded it, and the production crew and the filming was all top-notch. We wanted it to be a good experience for the people that were paying for it.”
You can watch the interview below.