Interviews From The Edge: Catching Up With Korn's Ray Luzier - Page 5
"Remember Who You Are doesn't feel like your regular rock album, just looking at the song titles, songs like "Holding All These Lies" and "Let the Guilt Go," they just seem so much deeper than your average rock and roll album."
"Very deep. I mean, Jonathon's lyrics are always, especially on this record, very from the heart. We'd leave the sessions; I'd be sweating, bleeding; he'd be crying. I mean... it was very brutal, it wasn't a normal situation at all, it was very intense and at the end of "Holding All These Lies" you can hear him crying, sobbing. It's the real deal.
"You know, there's a lot of metal bands out there who are pissed... and they act like they're angry, but they're just doing it because the next band might have been successful--so they're trying to sound heavy. But this record's honestly from the heart, there's nothing but passion on there, there's no BS for sure. Ross would have therapy sessions with us for twenty minutes before we'd even track a song, we'd literally be sitting there... and talking. Putting our instruments down and talking. What we were doing there, what was in our hearts, and what the lyrics are about. Why we're doing what we're doing... it was very brutal."
You can listen to the audio to hear Ray Luzier's entire interview, less our off-the-record chatting, and you can hear as well, the message that Ray Luzier left for Korn's fans, but I think his last words should be here, in print. Because they are important. Ray's parting reminder to us all...
"Be good to one another everyone!"
Photos and video courtesy of Korn and Roadrunner Records.