Video: Watch Korn Play “Layla” at a Backyard Party in 1993

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We all started somewhere, especially rock stars. The bands and artists we think of as chart-topping jet-setters often spent their teenage years cutting their fingers as they sent out homemade CDs in the mail. Case in point, a new video has surfaced of a backyard party in 1993 featuring a cool new track by a then-unknown band…named Korn.

As you’ll see in the video below, Korn are performing their rare track “Layla” at what appears to be a backyard party in California back in 1993. What’s most notable about the video, however, is what’s lacking in it: facial hair. The members of Korn all look like fresh-faced babies, especially Fieldy and Jonathan Davis. It just goes to show how much these dudes have cemented themselves in our minds as grizzled hairballs.

Check out Korn in ’93 below:


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All these years later, you can catch Korn at one of their upcoming live dates with Chevelle and Code Orange later this year. And to read more about Korn and other metal mayhem, make sure to subscribe to our daily newsletter.

1/31 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Footprint Center^
2/1 – San Diego, Calif. @ Viejas Arena^
2/4 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Banc of California Stadium^
2/5 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Banc of California Stadium^
3/4 – Springfield, Mo. @ JQH Arena*
3/5 – Kansas City, Mo. @ T-Mobile Center*
3/7 – Fort Wayne, Ind. @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum*
3/8 – Evansville, Ind. @ Ford Center*
3/10 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ University of Tennessee – Thompson-Boling Arena*
3/11 – Greensboro, N.C. @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex*
3/13 – Huntington, W.V. @ Mountain Health Arena*
3/15 – Hershey, Pa. @ Giant Center*
3/16 – Providence, R.I. @ Dunkin Donuts Center*
3/19 – Manchester, N.H. @ SNHU Arena*
3/20 – Albany, N.Y. @ Times Union Center*
3/22 – Rochester, N.Y. @ Blue Cross Arena*
3/23 – Saginaw, Mich. @ Dow Event Center*
3/25 – Moline, Ill. @ TaxSlayer Center*
3/26 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Center*
3/28 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Wells Fargo Arena*
3/29 – Madison, Wis. @ The Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center*
3/31 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Paycom Center*
4/1 – Wichita, Kan. @ INTRUST Bank Arena*

^ = w/ System of a Down, Helmet, Russian Circles
* = w/ Chevelle and Code Orange


Words by Chris Krovatin