‘Brian “Head” Welch’ says. “I hate religion — I don’t talk about religion at all — but the relationship through Christ is what I found” (Video Interview)


Brian Head WelchMatt Pinfield of Fanpass conducted an interview with Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch at this year’s Welcome To Rockville festival, which was held April 26-27 at Metro Park in Jacksonville, Florida. You can now watch the chat below.

Welch, a former drug addict and reformed Christian, spoke about what it’s like touring with Korn since rejoining the band in early 2013, eight years after first leaving the band. “I like to get high on something, and when I asked the Lord to come and make his home inside of me, the spiritual high, it’s so real,” Welch said. “And I hate religion — I don’t talk about religion at all — but the relationship through Christ is what I found. And I’m totally satisfied. Now I can enjoy raising my kid, I can enjoy jamming with music in Korn, I can enjoy anything I do. It’s the best high ever.”

Welch also discussed how his attitude has changed since first he fell victim to the pitfalls and excesses of rock stardom, saying: “When you get that big, everyone’s, like, crawling after you and everything, and you start to believe, even if you don’t say it, you start to believe that it’s about you. And what I’ve come to realize is it’s all about them, it’s all about the fans, it’s all about them and the music. You’re here to give to them, not to be some king rock star. It’s all about them.”

As previously reported, Brian “Head” Welch is getting ready to write his fourth book. Welch, who has three previous tomes to his credit, told The Pulse Of Radio that his new one will focus on the time he spent away from Korn between 2005 and 2013. “I call ’em like ‘the wilderness years,’ when I was gone in a way, raising my daughter and doing all that stuff for all those years,” he said. “And then, you know, getting together with the Korn guys again and — you know like my first book, like I told about my whole childhood and all the details and everything? I’m gonna do the same with this during like the mysterious ‘wilderness years,’ I like to call ’em.”

Welch‘s previous books include 2008’s “Save Me From Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs, And Lived To Tell My Story”, a young adult variation on that called “Washed By Blood: Lessons From My Time With Korn And My Journey To Christ” and 2010’s “Stronger: Forty Days Of Metal And Spirituality”.

Welch left Korn in 2005, got sober and embraced Christianity, saying that as a single father he did not want his daughter around the rock and roll lifestyle. “The last two years I was in Korn, I partied non-stop and started doing speed every day,” he said. “I got so addicted that I got scared. I tried to go to rehab, but that didn’t work. No one could help me. Then I ended up seeing if Jesus was real, and He instantly took the drugs away. He revealed Himself to me and gave me the strength. Once I figured that out, I knew I was accountable to God.”

Welch pursued a solo career for several years before rejoining Korn onstage in 2012 at a festival.

“Between Here & Lost”, the debut album from Love And Death,the band led by Brian “Head” Welch sold around 4,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 95 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was originally issued on January 22 2013 via Tooth & Nail Records.

Our review for “Between Here & Lost” can be found here.

In 2012 Welch reunited with the group permanently and recorded his first album with them in 10 years, “The Paradigm Shift” which is released on October 8 2013.

To read our review for “The Paradigm Shift” click here.

Upcoming Korn Shows:
Mon, May 26, 2014 VORONEZH, Russia EVENT HALL
Tue, May 27, 2014 ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia KSK EXPRESS
Wed, May 28, 2014 Krasnodar, Russia TRK GALAKTIKA
Sat, May 31, 2014 Kansas City, MO, United States Rock Fest – Liberty Memorial Park
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 San Bernardino, CA, United States San Manuel Amphitheater
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 Mountain View, CA, United States Shoreline Amphitheatre
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 Auburn, WA, United States White River Amphitheatre
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 Nampa, ID, United States Idaho Center Amphitheater
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 Phoenix, AZ, United States AK-Chin Pavilion
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 Albuquerque, NM, United States Isleta Amphitheater
Mon, Jul 14, 2014 Morrison, CO, United States Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 Maryland Heights, MO, United States Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

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