These are the best of times for Korn, who have reunited with guitarist Brian "Head" Welch both onstage and in the studio. Loudwire met up with Head and fellow Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer on the Revolver Golden Gods Black Carpet and discussed reviving the onetime dynamic and how it feels to renew the personal and professional relationship. Check out out interview with the Korn guitarists below:
Brian 'Head' Welch
Last night (May 15), Brian 'Head' Welch returned to the stage with Korn to perform his first full set with the band since leaving the multiplatinum act in 2005. A packed crowd in Belle Vernon, Pa., were the lucky bunch to witness Welch's return, and we've got all the details from the gig for you to sink your teeth into.
Korn's reconciliation with guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch has been taken to the next level, as the band just revealed a video depicting Welch in the studio with Korn. The team of Jonathan Davis, James 'Munky' Shaffer, Reginald 'Fieldy' Arvizu and Brian 'Head' Welch have gathered to record their first album together in 10 years.
Brian 'Head' Welch, guitarist for Korn and frontman of Love and Death, is a guest columnist for Loudwire. In his latest 'HeAd's KoRner' column, Welch honors late Deftones bassist Chi Cheng, who passed away on Saturday, April 13, after spending four-plus years in a coma or semi-concious state following a 2008 car accident. Read Head's touching account in which he remembers Chi and recalls a 2009 visit to the hospital to see his ailing friend:
Korn have just announced the latest phase of original guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch's integration back into the band's touring lineup. Although Head's spot in Korn isn't permanent quite yet, all signs point to great things ahead. With that sentiment in mind, Korn have just revealed a batch of tour dates which will feature Head performing headlining U.S. shows with the band for the first time since 2004.
Brian 'Head' Welch recently stopped by our quaint little studio for not only an interview with his new band, Love and Death, but also for a one-on-one chat about his current involvement with Korn. In this segment, Head talks about joining Korn onstage last year for the first time since his split from the act, beating out the Backstreet Boys and N'Sync on MTV's 'Total Request Live' and much more.
One of modern rock music's biggest talking points of 2013 is the status of Brian 'Head' Welch within his former band Korn. After surprising the 2012 Carolina Rebellion Festival by joining the band onstage for a performance of 'Blind,' Welch is now set to play several shows with Korn in 2013, including high profile gigs at Rock on the Range in Ohio and the Rock Im Park and Rock Am Ring fests in Germany.