KORN Drummer's Advice To Musicians: 'You've Got To Be Completely Dedicated To Your Craft'

Michael DiVittorio of the Mckeesport Daily News recently conducted an interview with KORN drummer Ray Luzier. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

On playing with David Lee Roth:

"He's one of the best frontmen out there, hands down. I've played the VAN HALEN records and I had the poster of Dave hanging in my room when I was 12... I'd never thought I'd meet that guy, let alone be in his band."

"From the first person to the last person in peanut heaven, he had those people on their toes and attentive. I always called it the 'School of Roth' because it was like learning. It was learning about being an entertainer, not just being a musician. You're on stage, give them a show. You're in the studio, play from the heart. Dave really taught me a lot."

On KORN's latest release, "Korn III: Remember Who You Are":

"We went back to the original producer Ross Robinson to try and get that old school sound back. No click tracks. No machines involved. We kind of went in four guys in a room, jam, and see what we came up with. It was pretty cool."

On what advice he would give to aspiring musicians:

"It's a hard business. Your heart has got to be completely 110 percent wrapped around it to do something like this. You've got to be completely dedicated, devoted to your craft. If you're not willing to get inside and sacrifice family and all that, I'd say do something else. There's a lot of elements that go into it. If you're really focused and determined and not going to take no for an answer then it's definitely something to get into. These days the music business is in such a weird rut that it's a hard thing."

Read the entire interview from Mckeesport Daily News.

(Thanks: Carl Alvarez)

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