Watch a 6-Year-Old Destroy a Cover of Korn’s “Here to Stay”

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Last year heard from the O’Keefe Music Foundation was when they had an 8-year-old girl pulverize a cover of Sepultura’s “Roots Bloody Roots.” Now, the Foundation, which has made millions of metalheads grin with their students’ covers of classic hard rock and metal tracks, has released a video of a 6-year-old kid fronting a cover of Korn‘s “Here to Stay,” and suffice it to say, it made us gasp with delight.

We know what many of you are thinking — Uh, “Here to Stay” has some pretty adult lyrics. We thought that, too! But it seems like the O’Keefe crew have done a good job of subbing out the more questionable lines from Korn’s original for this cover. Besides, once you see the footage, in which little Michael is led headbanging up to the garage in a steel cage by dudes in hazmat suits, you won’t really care about that anymore. You’ll just want to watch these kids, the oldest of whom is 18, absolutely demolish this cover.

Here’s the full line-up, courtesy of Metal Injection:

Watch this cover of “Here to Stay” below:

Since the O’Keefe Foundation won’t be touring anytime soon, fans will have to settle for Korn themselves at one of the upcoming dates below:

8/13 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
8/14 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
8/17 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
8/18 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/20 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
8/21 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
8/24 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
8/25 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
8/27 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago
8/28 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
8/31 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/2 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
9/3 – Burgettstown, PA @ The Pavilion at Star Lake
9/5 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
9/6 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Azura Amphitheater
9/9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
9/11 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/12 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
9/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
9/15 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
9/18 – Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater
9/19 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
9/21 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
9/23 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life *
10/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Banc of California Stadium ^
10/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Banc of California Stadium ^

* = Festival date
^ = Korn with System of a Down and Faith No More (no Staind)


Words by Chris Krovatin