About James 'Munky' Shaffer
Commanding bass, shredding twin guitars, hard drumming and aggressive vocals equals hit metal band, Korn. James 'Munky' Shaffer is one hard-hitting guitarist that plays the strings in powerful Korn and we are very excited that Shaffer uses our TC gear to spike his sound on- and off stage.
Shaffer started playing guitar at the age of 13, when he injured his left index finger and the doctors suggested that he should do something to rehabilitate his finger. He picked up the guitar. Shaffer started his career in the American metal band L.A.P.D, but after releasing two albums the band decided to pull the plug. This was the beginning of the band, which later became known as Korn.
Korn was formed in 1993 and their music is categorized as nu metal - a fusion genre that combines heavy metal with other genres like hip hop. When you hear Korn's tunes you are instantly hit by an overwhelming strength and power, mixed with catchy songs that entertain the listener. In 1996, Korn got their mainstream breakthrough with their second album 'Follow the Leader' that peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 in 1998. Korn has sold 16 million albums in the US and over 60 million albums worldwide. But that's not all: ten of the band's official releases have peaked the top ten of the Billboard 200 and eight of them were within the top five. Furthermore, they have received two Grammy Awards for hits 'Freak on a Leash' and 'Here to Stay'.
Shaffer gets his inspiration from shredding guitarists as Steve Vai, Eddie Van Halen and Randy Rhoads and we are proud that he has selected our gear to be a part of his rig when he plays on major venues around the world.
TonePrints by James 'Munky' Shaffer
Videos with James 'Munky' Shaffer
Korn - Its On (Zagreb, Croatia 2011)
Interview with James "Munky" Shaffer of KoЯn
Munky of KoЯn Creates a TonePrint for Corona Chorus