Contact Us

Brian ‘Head’ Welch Goes In-Depth About Onstage Korn Reunion

Brian 'Head' Welch
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

The Carolina Rebellion festival was gifted with a special surprise this past Saturday (May 5). As Korn were about to blast into the signature track ‘Blind,’ former Korn guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch joined the band onstage for the first time since his departure seven years ago. Now, in a new interview with Welch, the guitarist tells the story of how the reunion came to be.

During a video interview with, Welch goes in-depth about the impromptu, one-song reunion with Korn. “It wasn’t planned,” begins Welch. “I was just going [to Carolina Rebellion] because my daughter loves Chevelle and she likes Evanescence and everything. We found out they were playing [at the event] and P.O.D., who [my band Love and Death are] opening for now, are friends of mine, and they were playing on that same thing, so we were like, ‘Can we go cruise with you for two days? Go see Chevelle? My daughter loves it. And I could say hi to the Korn guys?’

The Love and Death frontman continued, “And then when we got there, we just hung out and nothing was talked about [me going up on stage with Korn] at all; we just hung out. And then right before Korn’s set, they said, ‘Hey, you wanna jam with us?’ They said, ‘You wanna jam the last three songs?’ And I was, like, ‘No.’ I don’t know them good enough, as far as, like, they use different tunings and they changed the songs from the record. So there was no way I could have done it and played it right. So I got up and did ‘Blind’ and it was amazing. It was really fun. There was tears. It was a family moment.”

In our recent interview with Welch, he told us that one possibility for a one-off Korn reunion would be if the band was offered an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. With that knowledge accompanied by Welch’s recent onstage cameo, a full-on reunion, though unlikely, is looking more possible than ever.

Check out Brian ‘Head’ Welch’s full interview with in the video below:

Brian ‘Head’ Welch Talks About Onstage Korn Reunion + More

Subscribe to Loudwire on

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Loudwire

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Loudwire quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!