Aug 132017

Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch joined Babymetal on stage — his face painted in the same white-and-black makeup as the Japanese act’s backing band — on June 25 at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho. Official video footage from Korn, as well as a couple of fan-filmed clips, of the collaboration can be seen below.

Head comments: This was so fun, Babymetal band and crew are so kind and positive. Check it out:

Babymetal was one of the support acts on Korn‘s “The Serenity Of Summer” tour, also featuring Stone Sour, Skillet, Ded, Yelawolf and Islander. Continue reading »

Apr 132017

Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch was recently interviewed on by Bobby Schuller of American Christian television program Hour of Power..

Brian “Head” Welch is a living testimony of the redemptive power of Christ. A former drug addict, Brian made a drastic life change for the better when faced with the deteriorating relationship with his daughter. Today, Brian is an advocate for his faith, using his considerable platform as a rock star to share his journey. His book, “With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles and Mistakes on My Way Back to KoRn”, is available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.

You can now watch the chat below. Continue reading »

Feb 182016

Brian Head Welch 2013Musician and New York Times best-selling author Brian “Head” Welch made headlines in 2005 when he abandoned heavy metal super-group Korn after a very personal spiritual encounter he had at his home in California. “With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles And Mistakes On My Way Back To Korn” — due out May 17 from Nelson Books — is the guitarist’s account of the brutal, eye-opening eight years he spent as a single dad after leaving Korn, leading up to his controversial decision to rejoin the band in 2013 and reconcile with the tribe of people he once considered family in the metal music scene. Written with Carol Traver, the book is 240 pages in length, featuring 16 full-color photos from Welch‘s personal archive.

“Save Me From Myself”, Welch‘s very public and disruptive conversion not only inspired him to leave a life of unbelievable excess with the band he helped found, but also gave him the strength he needed to overcome addictions to cocaine, alcohol, pills, as well as the drug that would almost completely destroy his life: meth amphetamines. Nevertheless, his instinct for bad decisions lingered, and what followed was a near decade-long trial by fire-from the perils of fathering a teen lost in depression and self-mutilation to the harsh realities of playing solo and surviving financial ruin-this intensely inspiring redemption saga is unlike any other. Continue reading »

Feb 082016

Brian Head Welch 2013Thomas Nelson has set a May 17 release date for “With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles And Mistakes On My Way Back To Korn”, the new book from Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch.

In a 2014 interview, Welch stated about “With My Eyes Open”: “It’s about the eight years that I was away from Korn [between 2005 and 2013] to the road back to Korn. And it’s crazy. I’m telling you… I found spirituality and I did have encounters with Christ, but I [spent time] around some wacky people too. And I went through some crazy stuff with, like, court cases, lawsuits… all this crazy stuff, man. So I’m writing about all that…”

The official book synopsis:

“He left Korn to help himself. He went back to help others. And along the way, he nearly lost everything. Continue reading »

Sep 142015

Brian Head Welch 2013Franck Védrines of France’s TV Rock Live recently conducted an interview with Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch. You can now watch the chat below.

Korn officially announced the details of a fall North American tour on which the band will perform its self-titled 1994 debut album in its entirety at every stop. The trek kicks off on October 1 in Chicago, winding down a month later on October 30 in Oakland. See dates and locations below.

Korn‘s self-titled debut was released on October 11, 1994. It went on to sell more than 10 million copies worldwide and featured the band’s first classic, ‘Blind’. Continue reading »