From the September 21, 1996 issue of Kerrang Magazine
THE LAST WORD
The ultimate questions on life, sex and vomit.
This week, Korn singer Jonathan Davis talks to Jason Arnopp:
LAST TIME YOU DID SOMETHING NICE FOR SOMEBODY?
"A couple of weeks ago. Getting the new house for my girl and the baby. It's on Balboa Island and it's killer, although it's small and, of course, I'm renting. All my neighbors are old people."
LAST TIME YOU THREW UP?
"That would have to be last night. I was in studio with a band called Coal Chamber. I can't remember where I threw up, but I hope I managed to get to the bowl in time. I love throwing up, though. It gets me off, and gives me a weird kind of rush."
LAST TIME YOU WERE AFRAID?
"Four days ago, when I found out my baby boy had tonsillitis. He had a 104-degree temperature. He had an adverse reaction to some medicine and got a rash all over his body. That's scary shit, feeling helpless."
LAST TIME YOU PISSED YOURSELF LAUGHING?
"I do that every day, just hanging out with my boys in the band. Everybody in the band's so fucking funny."
LAST TIME YOU SAID, "THAT'S THE LAST TIME I DO THAT"?
"Two minutes ago, when I thought, 'I'll never drink again'. But I always say that to myself. Then, there I am at the bar again. Jägermeister turned me into an alcoholic asshole, so I've cut down on it. I don't drink a whole bottle now -- just a couple of shots."
LAST TIME YOU SAW A GHOST?
"About a year ago. I always grew up seeing ghosts everywhere. It's hard to explain. Some were like distortions, and some were like the stereotypical transparent-person ghost. I think that when you're a kid, you can see ghosts a lot. They didn't scare me at all. Like they say, spirits are people who don't want to die and pass over. They've got unfinished business."
LAST TIME YOU THOUGHT THAT BEING IN A BAND SUCKED?
"Never. Being in a band's great. I've fucking dreamt about this all my life."
LAST TIME YOU BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF SOMEONE?
"Three years ago. This transvestite guy came up and kicked out the tail lights of my sister's car. Somebody kicked his ass, and then he socked my stepsister in the face and knocked her out. That's when I got in there and beat the piss out of this kid. It was so funny. He was running away with his spiked heel boots scraping against the ground, making fucking sparks. Then, after he was lying there, beat up, I took a stungun and shocked the shit out of him. I'll never be violent unless I have to, though. So I beat up a drag queen -- that makes me a pretty tough guy, huh?"
LAST TIME YOU BELIEVED YOU SAW AN OCTOPUS SWIMMING THROUGH THE AIR?
"That'd be about four or five years ago, when I was on fucking Ecstasy and acid at the same time. Boy, that fucked me up. I was feeling shit and seeing shit. I never did it again. Hallucinogenics are great if you get a good trip, but when it's bad it's terrible. I have the biggest fear of losing control of my mind."
LAST TIME YOU ARGUED WITH SOMEONE ELSE IN KORN?
"Yesterday. We don't really argue. But me and (bassist) Fieldy bump heads all the time. He's living in his own little fucking hip-hop world. Our last argument was about a magazine cover. He had us standing in front of Mercedes Benz cars, like a total hip-hop cover. I thought it was funny, but not all the time."
LAST TIME YOU HAD SEX OUTDOORS?
"I stuck my girl in the car, up on a hill outside Indigo Ranch, where we recorded the new album. We had the hatchback open and just fucking went for it. It was great. I was all peaked out on speed too, so it was pretty intense."
LAST TIME YOU REFUSED DRUGS?
"Last night. Someone offered pot to me. I like it once in a while, but it fucks my voice up."
HOW LONG CAN YOU LAST?
"It depends on what the fuck's in my body at the time."