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This US band formed in the early 90s in Bakersfield, California, originally under the names LAPD and Creep. They toured widely, playing over 200 shows, before hooking up with producer Ross Robinson and recording their self-titled debut album for EastWest Records in 1994. The album was the first by one of the so-called nu metal bands to break into the mainstream charts. The ferocious fusion of heavy metal and hip-hop essayed by original nu metal bands such as Korn, Limp Bizkit and Deftones proved hugely popular with teenage audiences in North America and Europe.
Subsequently based in Huntington Beach in California, Korn originally comprised Jonathan Davis (Jonathan Houseman Davis, 18 January 1971, Bakersfield, California, USA; vocals), Reginald Fieldy Arvizu (b. 2 November 1969, Bakersfield, California, USA; bass), James Munky Shaffer (b. 16 June 1970, Rosedale, California, USA; guitar), Brian Welch (b. 19...