With metal group Korn‘s 11th studio album The Paradigm Shift being released this coming October, ARTISTdirect talked with several artists who have listed the group as one of their influences. One of the artists interviews was with Ms. Grey, who also previously spoke with ARTISTdirect about the group in 2011 just prior to their 10th album The Path of Totality being released.

Read the article introduction as well as Ms. Grey’s interview below, and click the title to view the full set of interviews!

Korn Favorites – Skylar Grey | ARTISTdirect ::
“….2013 is going to be remembered as one of the most monumental years in Korn’s storied career.

Their brand new album The Paradigm Shift is poised to exert the same kind of impact as their self-titled debut, Life is PeachyFollow the LeaderIssues, and Untouchables when it drops October 8 via Prospect Park. Not only does it feature the return of Brian “Head” Welch, it boasts some of their most powerful and poetic songs. 

The band’s influence across music is beyond pervasive. They’ve influenced not one but two generations of artists at this point from Skrillex and Skylar Grey to Slipknot and Five Finger Death Punch. Ask them, and they will tell you…

That’s precisely what ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino did. He spoke to all of the above and more about the band’s impact.

Check out the exclusive feature below!

What Korn song or album do you come back to? What’s your favorite and why?

Skylar Grey: When I rediscovered Korn, they had a song out called “Ya’ll Want a Single”. That’s the first thing coming to my head right now, so I’ll say that’s my favorite song. When I was in middle school, I had a weird group of friends. I didn’t belong to any clique in my school, but everyone kind of accepted me even though they didn’t know what to do with me. It was like I would hang out with people, and then I would feel like a loner. One group of my friends was really into Korn. That was the first time I heard them, and I hated it at first because it was so aggressive to my ears [Laughs]. Then I moved to Los Angeles and started working with Linkin Park. I saw their Projekt Revolution tour in 2004, and Korn was on that. I saw them live, and that’s when it changed for me. I became a fan after experiencing them live. I love Jonathan Davis’s voice….”

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