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Watch: “I Want It That Way” by the Korn Sing Backstreet Boys

In the late 90s and early 2000s, Korn was the ultimate alternative to boy bands. The Bakersfield crackpots were on the frontlines of the culture wars and opposed everything that five quickly assembled dudes singing bubblegum songs about dating cheerleaders stood for. But just as some of those boy band members probably loved nu-metal, Korn also couldn’t escape the megahits of their time, as shown in this video of the band singing the classic Backstreet Boys ballad “I Want It That Way. “.

The performance comes from a Tiktok that Korn posted behind the scenes of his new “Worst Is On Its Way” video. Basically, the Korn guys are all in white outfits reminiscent of the ones worn by the Backstreet Boys on their album cover Millennium, the sight of which for old dudes like me immediately evokes a feeling of disgust and fury. It’s obvious the guys are having a blast with it, and Jonathan Davis even blatantly reads the lyrics on his phone, proving he was never really a Backstreet Boys fan.

Watch the video below and get tickets to Korn’s upcoming tour with Evanescence:

Tuesday August 16 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena [tickets]
Thu Aug 18 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater [tickets]
Saturday, August 20 – Tinley Park, Illinois – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater [tickets]
Sunday, August 21 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Musical Theater [tickets]
Tuesday, August 23 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center [tickets]
Wednesday, August 24 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center [tickets]
Friday, August 26 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center [tickets]
Saturday August 27 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion [tickets]
Sunday, August 28 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at the Jones Beach Theater [tickets]
Wednesday, August 31 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion [tickets]
Thu Sept 01 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheater [tickets]
Sun September 04 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion [tickets]
Tuesday September 06 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion [tickets]
Fri September 09 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater [tickets]
Saturday, September 10 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center [tickets]
Tuesday, September 13 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena [tickets]
Thu Sept. 15 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater [tickets]
Fri, September 16 – Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater [tickets]