Watch: Korn Guitarist Tries To Guess Band Songs When They Are Played Backwards

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James "Munky" Shaffer photo: Korn Facebook page/ Thought bubble image: EnEdC (Wikimedia Commons)/ Question mark image: User:Stannered (Wikimedia Commons)
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Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer has been part of the nu metal band since 1993 – so one might rightfully assume he knows the band’s songs pretty well.

In a new video from SiriusXM, Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer took part in a little game where he tried to identify Korn songs that were being played backwards. Curious to know how well he did? Check out the video below to see how many songs the Korn guitarist guessed right!

In a recent interview with Columbia’s Radioacktiva, as transcribed by Blabbermouth, Shaffer spoke about Korn’s past and what he hopes for their future.

Per Shaffer:

“I think this band — well, I don’t think; I know this band — in the past, like early ’90s and the 2000s, we were not concerned about tomorrow so much. We were living in the moment. We were young. All we cared about was the party. ‘We don’t care about what happens tomorrow; we just care about today.’ And that was fun. But now, with us all in our early 50s — it’s hard to say [that we are that old]… it’s hard to take that in [we are in our 50s]. But we don’t feel like [we are that old] because the music keeps us so young. But at the same time, we have a lot of wisdom that we’ve collected along the way, and one of those things is we do care about how we’re remembered; we care about what our children are gonna think of us; how we act now and how that’s gonna carry on for a generation or two generations; how people remember our music; what we leave behind. All these things are just these new — it’s a new insight and it’s a new outlook for us. I guess, as seasoned songwriters, and we’re all fathers now, we wanna be remembered as a band that helped people, not a band that couldn’t help ourselves.”

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Words by: Michael Pementel