For the first time in almost 20 years, Korn performed their track “Daddy” as fans kicked off Korn’s 20th anniversary tour at Las Vegas’ Brooklyn Bowl.
The devastating track recounts Jonathan Davis being molested as a child. Davis found it far too difficult to perform live so for years the band voided the track from setlists, until now.
The Korn version of “Daddy” ends with four minutes of Davis sobbing in the vocal booth. Davis had no idea the producer, Ross Robinson, was still recording at the time. Davis didn’t try to copy that emotional moment as Korn performed the album-closing track on March 13th.
When asked about playing the song Davis told Rolling Stone, “It’s not going to affect me like it did back then. There was abuse there, I dealt with it, and the person who abused me is dead now. Karma took them [laughs]. And, y’know, I’ve buried that. I’m just going to play the song for the people that need it, you know what I mean?”
Watch the video below to hear what Brian “Head” Welch told Metal Hammer about the playing “Daddy” for the first time since 1995.