KORN was the musical guest on last night's (Thursday, July 1) edition of ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (which actually aired this morning — Friday, July 2). The band performed the songs "Oildale (Leave Me Alone)" and "Let The Guilt Go" on air, and continue on for four more songs off air, playing "Freak On A Leash", "Coming Undone", "Got The Life" and "Blind" for their fans.Watch video footage of the band's appearance on the program below. KORN makes a deliberate return to its musical roots on its upcoming album "Korn III - Remember Who You Are", which arrives on July 13 and follows up 2007's untitled eighth studio album. The band even recruited old friend and producer Ross Robinson, who worked on the band's 1994 debut and 1996's "Life Is Peachy", to produce the new record. Singer Jonathan Davis told The Pulse of Radio why the band decided to go retro. "We felt it was time for us to go back and try and do like an old-school record," he said. "After 'Peachy', we started, you know, working with different producers and really experimenting, and with Untitled it feels like we've explored all we wanted to explore, and it was time for us to strip things back down again and just write an intense, emotional record." Davis told Billboard.com on June 25 that KORN "hit a wall creatively with all the experimentation" on its last effort, a fact perhaps represented in the album's less than stellar sales. KORN also courted controversy on 2005's "See You On The Other Side" by working with songwriting team The Matrix, known for their work with Avril Lavigne. "Remember Who You Are" is the band's first album with independent label Roadrunner Records after a two-record stint with EMI Music. The first single and video from the album is called "Oildale (Leave Me Alone)". The clip was shot in the downtrodden California town of Oildale, near where KORN was formed in Bakersfield. KORN will co-headline this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour, along with ROB ZOMBIE, beginning on July 10 in San Bernardino, California.
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