Interview : Jonathan Davis of Korn talks gaming, gadgets and Guitar Hero

Chris Scott Barr - Aug 15, 2007

If you’ve been reading SlashGear for any amount of time you’ve probably noticed that I’m a huge Guitar Hero nut. Well last Friday I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sit down and talk Guitar Hero with another fan of the series, Jonathan Davis of Korn.

Korn has been headlining the Family Values Tour for almost a month now with Guitar Hero sponsoring the second stage. At each stop they have a competition for the best Guitar Hero player, the winner gets an autographed guitar (a real one) and the opportunity to jam with Jonathan Davis. While I wasn’t able to enter the competition, I still had the chance to witness the late-night jam session. That video, however, is for another day.

Jonathan was kind enough to agree to an interview with me where we talked about gaming, gadgets and Guitar Hero. First, I have to say that Jonathan is a really cool guy, he’s very laid back and not uptight like some people that I’ve heard about. If you’re wondering what all of the background noise is, that’s some people playing Guitar Hero outside the bus.

Full video of the interview after the jump

I decided that since I was interviewing him for a tech news site I would skip all of the lame questions that I’m sure he’s been asked a few hundred times about his life, career etc. If you guys want to hear those, there are other interviews out there to watch. I got right to the point and asked him the important questions that no one else has been brave enough to ask.

I won’t spoil the whole interview for you, but he wasn’t sure about Korn being in an upcoming Guitar Hero game, but he said that if he were asked to do it, he’d definitely go for it. He’s also a Mac guy and a Crackberry addict. Also, he’d love to hear someone put up some Korn tracks on Guitar Hero, so if you happen to have the skills and the daring required to hack the PS2 version of the game, send us a video and we’ll put it up for him to see.

I’ve got a couple of other videos from the show that I’ll share with you later including Jonathan rocking out with the winner of the Guitar Hero competition, so stay tuned.

Jonathan, if you’re reading, thanks again for taking the time to sit down with me. I had a really great time, and I can’t wait to watch you next time you come through this area. I’ve been thinking about joining a PVP server on WoW, so maybe I’ll see you in-game sometime.

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