Korn Boycott BP for Summer Tours
Horrifying is the only way to describe the images we’ve all seen from the gulf oil disaster, from the sights of the birds and fish fighting for their lives to the countless coastal fisherman losing their livelihood. Korn are joining with others all around the world moved to keep British Petroleum accountable by boycotting the company.
“We need to do our part to let BP know there are consequences for causing something like this,” frontman Jonathan Davis said via a press release. “We want to send a message to corporations like BP so that they will take more preventative measures in the future. The more costly their punishment, the more money they will spend to make sure disasters like this don’t happen again. It’s plain and simple capitalism.”
This summer, Korn are headlining the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest (alongside the likes of Rob Zombie and Lamb of God). Davis is encouraging the bands on the tour to join in avoiding use of all BP oil and partnering companies for their buses and vehicles.
For Davis, guitarist Munky and bassist Fieldy, this disaster echoes back to the impoverished hometown they grew up in near Bakersfield, Calif. that was landscaped by oil rigs. Their newest video, ‘Oildale (Leave Me Alone)’ the new album album ‘Korn III — Remember Who You Are,’ details the struggle of life around oil.