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Korn (Yes, That Korn) Releases Face-Melting Cover Of Charlie Daniels’ “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”

Did not see this coming.

If you’re in my age range, when you think of Korn you think of your middle school and early high school days – I can still remember watching the music video for “Freak on a Leash” then jumping on the Mongoose pegs in 1999.

Good times…

However, today they dropped a surprise to honor the late great Charlie Daniels.

Joined by rapper Yelawolf, the band released a FULL THROTTLE cover of the classic “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.”

They will be donating 100% of the proceeds from the song to Awakening Youth, a non-profit “For young people who have lost regular interaction with a parent to life events such as divorce, addiction, death, being surrendered for adoption or other reasons.”

Here’s what Korn shared on Instagram:

We’re very excited to bring you our cover of the late, great Charlie Daniels’ infamous track, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.” Charlie left a musical legacy that goes beyond just one genre, and we want to honor his talent and influence with our own rendition of his song. It is available exclusively on our official @Bandcamp page, where 100% of all proceeds are being donated to the non-profit organization, Awakening Youth. Special thanks to our boy @Yelawolf for jumping on the track with us. You can purchase your download at the link in bio.

Join us in supporting @Experience.Awakening.Youth’s mission, which empowers young people who have lost regular interaction with a parent to life events such as divorce, addiction, death, and more, to realize positive change in their lives and awaken the motivation to be their best selves. More information can be found at the link in our bio. Exclusive KORN x Awakening Youth woven patches are also available in our webstore.

Don’t forget we will be going live on our IG today with @LiveNation at 3PM PT to talk more about our love for Charlie, Awakening Youth, and to answer some fan questions. Set a reminder, and tune in to the live chat for a chance to win some special merch.

This won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. But for those in need of a boost, turn this up and go for a run, bench press a car, run through a wall, etc.

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