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KORN - To Sign With EMI/VIRGIN
KORN are close to inking a new record deal with EMI/Virgin, according to
Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS.
The proposed deal is said to be for two albums and a one-third interest
in the band's publishing, merchandising and ticket sales as part of a new
contractual model, a la Robbie Williams. The fine points are being hammered
out by attorney Gary Stiffelman and manager Jeff Kwatinetz on the band's
side of the table, and by EMI North America head David Munns in tandem with
Virgin topper Matt Serletic.
KORN are currently mixing their new album with producer Terry Date (DEFTONES,
PANTERA, SOULFLY) for a tentative October release. Matrix (AVRIL LAVIGNE,
THE MOONEY SUZUKI) and Atticus Ross (BAD RELIGION, PINK) were responsible
for most of the production duties on the follow-up to 2003's "Take a Look
in the Mirror", with only one track from the band's sessions with Dallas
Austin slated to appear on the effort. Songtitles set to appear on the CD
include "Liar", "Politix", "Last Legal Drug", "Le Petit Mort", "It's Me
Again", "Coming Undone", "I've Seen It All" and "Souvenir of Sadness".
KORN's last release, "Greatest Hits, Vol. 1" (Immortal/Epic), featuring
highlights from the first 10 years of the band's recording career, has sold
930,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.