“Nu metal?” You ask. “What is this ‘Nu metal?’” AKA nü-metal or aggro-metal, Nu metal is thoroughly modern heavy metal which borrows from hip hop, alternative rock, funk and grunge - all dumped into a blender and switched to FRAPPE. The style transmogrified in the late 1990s, lead by bands like Korn - AKA KoЯn. Straight outta Bakersfield in the late 1980s, Korn moved to Los Angeles and Huntington Beach and morphed a sound influenced by everyone from Alice in Chains to Ice Cube. Where traditional (?) heavy metal focuses on male power, chicks, fighting and partying, Korn’s songs were about emotional pain and alienation - perhaps the result of growing up in Bakersfield, where childhood living wasn’t easy to do. Their first album earned a Parental Advisory sticker because of songs like Daddy and Kill You. Apparently childhood and teenage alienation sells, because Korn is listed as the third most influential metal band of any genre, with 14 albums produced from 1994 to 2016, millions sold and two Grammy awards out of seven nominations and two MTV Video Music Awards out of 11 nominations.