Korn to be Inducted into Guitar Center’s Historic RockWalk
Grammy Award-Winning Hard Rock Innovators Korn to be Inducted into Guitar Center’s Historic RockWalk
Guitar Center’s RockWalk Induction Ceremony slated for October 8, 2013
October 8, 2013 will also mark the release of The Paradigm Shift, the eleventh studio album from the Nu Metal rockers
(September 26, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA) -- Guitar Center is proud to announce the upcoming induction of Grammy Award-winning hard rock innovators Korn, into the retailer’s historic RockWalk. The private, invite only induction ceremony is set to take place on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Noon at Guitar Center’s Hollywood location on Sunset Boulevard. After two Grammy Awards, eleven MTV Video Music Award nominations, and millions of records sold, the members of Korn will take their place amongst fellow rock idols in Guitar Center’s RockWalk. Adding to the celebratory nature of the day, Korn will also be releasing their hotly anticipated eleventh studio album, The Paradigm Shift on Oct. 8, 2013.
"When you look at the names of the other people inducted here all you can say is ‘wow!' What an honor!" says Jonathan Davis of Korn.
Adds Munky, “When we started out we were five guys in a garage with a dream. I'd like to think we tried our best to create some great music and an innovative sound but to be honest we are truly humbled to be included here."
“Korn is about as innovative and influential as they come,” said Dave Weiderman, Chairman of Guitar Center’s RockWalk. “They have been purveyors of metal’s progression since their formation, and are even credited with creating the Nu Metal subgenre. For these reasons, and many more, Korn is exactly the type of band the RockWalk is here to honor.”
Guitar Center's RockWalk is dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of Rock 'n' Roll, Blues and R&B. As the newest RockWalk inductees, Korn’s handprints will reside alongside the handprints, signatures, and faces of other equally accomplished musicians and innovators such as Eric Clapton, George Martin, Jimmy Page, Iron Maiden, Carlos Santana, Johnny Cash, Van Halen, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Run-D.M.C. and Queen, among numerous others.