Brian ‘Head’ Welch Goes In-Depth About Onstage Korn Reunion
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 EarplugsRequired.com, 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 EarplugsRequired.com in the video below: