Basic Background Info

Birth: October 29, 1958
Location: Los Angeles, California
Band: Korn
Genres: Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Orchestra, Nu Metal, Rock
Instruments: Drums
Occupation: Musician


Born in 1958, Los Angeles born Michael Jochum began playing the drums when he was seven. Though Mike Jochum has played in a wide variety of genres with an impressive number of different bands, Michael is best known as one of the backing drummers for the band Korn. While David Silvera went on hiatus in 2006, Mike Jochum took over as lead drummer. His chops were on display for all to see during Korn's appearance on MTV: Unplugged.

Currently, Mike Jochum lives in Arvada, Colorado with his family.


Album Year Album Name Album Band
1978 Light Year David Pritchard
1985 Boy Meets Girl Boy Meets Girl
1985 Fanfare Kittyhawk
1985 Secret You Keep Joe Lamont
1985 Zuma II Zuma II
1988 Reel Life Boy Meets Girl
1989 Mil Amores Doug Cameron
1989 World in Motion Jackson Browne
1990 Narada Wilderness Collection Various Artists
1991 Bingo Richard Gibbs
1991 Journey to You Doug Cameron
1991 Narada Collection, Vol. 3 Various Artists
1992 Narada Christmas Collection, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1996 Rendezvous Doug Cameron
1996 Sheffield Jazz Experience Various Artists
1997 Hearts John O'Banion
1997 Passport Doug Cameron
1997 That Darn Cat Original Soundtrack
1998 Sounds of Wood and Steel Various Artists
1999 End of the Beginning Freebo
1999 Mardi Gras Mambo Zydeco Party Band
2000 Down in the Cellar Al Stewart
2000 Gift: Live from the Tiffany Original Cast Recording
2001 Celtic Crossroads: The Uncharted Path Doug Cameron
2002 Closed Casket Secrets Final Plan/My Luck
2002 Talking to the Sun Lisa Haley & the Zydekats
2003 Bringing It Back Integrity
2003 Lowest of the Low Terror
2003 Stephen Collins Stephen Collins
2004 Best of Zydeco Party Band Zydeco Party Band
2004 Very Best of Jackson Browne Jackson Browne
2005 Beach Full of Shells Al Stewart
2005 Deep Trout Walter Trout
2005 Just Yesterday Al Stewart
2005 Lowest of the Low Terror
2007 Montana Shooting Star Gary Herbig
2007 MTV Unplugged Korn
-- Freeway Mentality Doug Cameron


  • Mike donned a pig mask during the See You on the Other Side and Family Values 2006 tours, as well as the MTV: Unplugged performance.

Instruments of Choice



Drums: Drum Workshop
Cymbals: Meinl
Hardware: Drum Workshop
Percussion: Factory Metal

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