(Above, left to right) Ray DeLeo, Jeff Beck, Ray Luzier, and Phil Colin at the 2016 Classic Rock Awards in Tokyo

We received an early-morning communiqué from our old friend (and October 2016 cover artist) Ray Luzier of Korn, who couldn’t contain his excitement about the experience he had backing some of the biggest names in rock history at the 2016 Classic Rock Awards in Tokyo, which took place on November 11.


Sharing rhythm section duties were bassist Ray DeLeo and guitarist Dean DeLeo, his former bandmates in Army Of Anyone. Luzier says, “Highlights for me was playing ‘Beck’s Bolero’ and four other classics with Jeff Beck, and ‘Sweet Emotion’ with Joe Perry.”

Not bad for a day’s work!