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Korn’s Ray Luzier Would Be Open To Collaborating With The Backstreet Boys: ‘We Respect Them So Much’

Earlier this year, nu-metal giants Korn released a behind-the-scenes clip of their video for the track “Worst Is On Its Way,” in which they performed The Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way.” Apparently the BSB loved the video and reposted it. Now drummer Ray Luzier has made it clear that he would be willing to collaborate with the band.

Speaking to Sick Drummer Magazine (as transcribed by Ultimate Guitar), Ray was asked about the cover video. He explained how the footage came about – and then said he’d be open to making Kornstreet Boys a thing:

“At the very end, Jonathan [Davis]’s girlfriend said, ‘Why don’t you do the pose the Backstreets did?’ And we’re like, we look down, ‘Oh, that’s so good. Yeah, let’s do that. So it’s like, ‘Ray, put your hands like this,’ and the next thing you know, it literally happened in two minutes. We took the picture, and this improvised thing that you see online, and it’s obviously an improviser. We probably would have sung it better. But we just started singing ‘Tell me why,’ [part of the lyrics to the ‘I Want It That Way’ song] and the video started rolling. And then the next thing you know, the Backstreet Boys reposted it, and they’re talking about what they want to do, you know, I don’t know. It would be really funny. Because we’ve done a lot of clients over the years, it would be really fun to do something with a pop band like that, because we respect them so much.

What do you guys think – would this be a collaboration you would like to see? Which BSB Korn song should he cover? Let us know in the comments. In the meantime, get tickets to see Korn on one of their upcoming dates with Evanescence:

Tuesday August 16 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena [tickets]
Thu Aug 18 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater [tickets]
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Sunday, August 21 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Musical Theater [tickets]
Tuesday, August 23 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center [tickets]
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Saturday August 27 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion [tickets]
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Wednesday, August 31 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion [tickets]
Thu Sept 01 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheater [tickets]
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Tuesday September 06 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion [tickets]
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