Author: Michael Pementel
During a recent interview with Sick Drummer Magazine, Korn drummer Ray Luzier shared that he would be down to work with the mega popular boy band the Backstreet Boys. Honestly, such a collaboration between two totally different creative forces sounds super intriguing to us.
At one point in the interview, the Korn drummer is asked about the band’s latest music video for “Worst Is On The Way”; in talking about that video, he brings up the band’s brief spoof of the Backstreet Boys song “I Want It That Way.”
If you don’t happen to know, the band decided to have a little fun recently and perform a brief spoof of the classic pop song. Their performance actually caught the attention of the Backstreet Boys themselves, who then shared the nu metal band’s performance.
Lookin’ good boys 🌽 https://t.co/ZgcPpgHF8o
— Backstreet Boys (@backstreetboys) April 29, 2022
Via his interview with Sick Drummer Magazine, Luzier shared the following:
“Right at the end, Jonathan [Davis]’s girlfriend said, ‘Why don’t you guys just do the pose that the Backstreet did?’ And we’re like, we look down, ‘Oh, that’s too good. Yeah, let’s do that.’ So it’s like, ‘Ray, get your hands like this,’ and next thing you know, it literally happened within two minutes. We took the shot, and that improvised thing you see online, and it’s obviously an improviser, or we’d probably sang it way better. But we just started singing ‘Tell me why,’ [lyrics part of Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way”] and the video started rolling. And then, next thing you know, Backstreet Boys reposted it, and they’re talking about like they want to make, you know, I don’t know. That’d be really funny. Because we’ve done a lot of clients throughout the years, it’d be really funny to do something with a pop band like that, because we respect them so much.”
Would you check out a collaboration between Korn and the Backstreet Boys? What do you think that would even sound like?
Below you can find the full video interview with Ray Luzier: