Korn’s Ray Luzier says something has to be done to prevent illegal downloading of music.
The drummer believes stealing music has become so common that the younger generation don’t even see the act as theft. And, he says, after pouring his heart and soul into a record for months, he can’t bear to see his work being passed around for free.
He says the technology must exist to prevent CDs from being ripped to computers in the first place.
Luzier tells Q103: “Someone’s gotta do something — put a chip in there where you can’t duplicate it. The thing is, with the newer generation, the kids don’t really understand that it’s taking or stealing.
“They’re, like, ‘What? I’m at your freakin’ show.’ And I’m, like, ‘Yeah. But our record’s 10 bucks.’ I’m one of those old dudes that still does that. I go out and come home from Best Buy with, like, four CDs. It’s all about supporting the artist.
“We work hard on our records, man. We don’t sit in the studio and waste time. You pour your heart and soul and your blood and all this stuff into this recording.
“But, whatever. We’re not gonna stop it. It’s technology. I get it. I’m just saying, to the fans out there, if you really love your art and people you support, go buy the freaking record. How hard is it?”
Korn released their latest album, The Paradigm Shift, in 2013. They plan to write heavier and longer tracks for the follow-up, according to guitarist James ‘Munky’ Shaffer.
Korn are on tour with Slipknot and King 810 in the UK and Ireland this month.
SLIPKNOT/KORN/KING 810 2015 UK AND IRELAND TOUR DATES
Jan 14: Dublin 3Arena
Jan 16: Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Jan 18: Glasgow SSE Hydro
Jan 19: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Jan 20: Manchester Arena
Jan 22: Liverpool Echo Arena
Jan 23: London Wembley SSE Arena
Jan 24: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Jan 26: Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Jan 27: Birmingham Barclaycard Arena