Watch Drummer Cover Korn’s ‘Freak on a Leash’ in a Cornfield
Because we just can't get enough Korn / corn takeoffs, the Internet has blessed us with a fun new clip. YouTuber Cameron Fleury creates "funny drum covers, drum lessons and vlogs." A glance at his page reveals a video of him playing the drum parts of Metallica's "Frantic," using a trash can lid on his snare to emulate Lars Ulrich's sound on the record. But perhaps Fleury's finest online moment -- or at least the one he'll likely get the most attention for -- is a clip of him covering Korn's "Freak on a Leash" in front of a cornfield, using corn cobs for drumsticks.
The shots of Fleury expertly replicating former drummer David Silveria's beats are impressive and the video editor ups the viewability by using imagery of a camera rushing through a lush cornfield, Fleury strolling between the stalks and flipping an ear like a showy drummer does a drumstick.
"Freak on a Leash," was, of course, the breakthrough track on Korn's 1998 album Follow the Leader, which, in March 2002, was certified five times platinum by the RIAA. The album was the band's first not to be produced by Ross Robinson; instead, Steve Thompson and Toby Wright tweaked the knobs.
Silveria left Korn in 2003 following 13 years with the band. Korn's current drummer is Ray Luzier, who started touring with the group in 2007 and became a full-time member in 2009.
On Aug. 18, Korn celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Follow the Leader. In tribute to supportive fans, the band played three special shows to celebrate the album's birthday.
Luzier recently posted photos of Korn working on the follow-up to 2016's The Serenity of Suffering. The band has been recording parts for songs with producer Nick Raskulinecz at Rock Falcon Studio in Nashville.
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