The CMU Website reports that Korn are boycotting BP, and will not use the company’s petrol to fuel their touring vehicles as they make their way around the US with the Mayhem touring festival, in the wake of the oil spill disaster in the Gulf Of Mexico.
In a statement released yesterday, the band’s frontman, Jonathan Davis, urged other bands to follow suit. Davis said: “The daily images are hard to watch. We need to do our part to let BP know there are consequences for causing something like this. 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. We urge the other acts on Mayhem and anyone on tour this year to be with us on this”. That said, it would be even better if the USA could push down demand so BP didnt have to drill for oil in the first place!
The band release their new album, ‘Korn III – Remember Who You Are’, through Roadrunner next month.