Nov 142017
 

Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch has paid tribute to Chuck Mosley, saying that the ex-Faith No More singer and his former bandmates “were a huge part” of Korn‘s “everyday lives” in the early 1990s.

Mosley died last week at the age of 57. He sang on Faith No More‘s first two albums, 1985’s “We Care A Lot” and 1987’s “Introduce Yourself”. He was fired from the band and replaced by Mike Patton, who remains the group’s singer to this day.

In an Instagram post yesterday (Monday, November 13), Welch wrote: “I remember living in a tiny apartment in Burbank, California, living with most of the guys who would later form Korn. They were in their funk rock band called L.A.P.D. I was just hanging out drinking beer trying to figure out life. They were so into the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Faith No More, and I wanted nothing to do with those bands. Continue reading »

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 »