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Brian "Head" Welch

Formed: 2007
From: Bakersfield, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Brian "Head" Welch news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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A Killers Confession Taps Brian "Head" Welch

A Killers Confession, the new project of former Mushroomhead vocalist Waylon Reavis, just announced that Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch tracked guitars for a guest appearance on debut single “A Killer’s Confession,” which will be released to digital retailers on Halloween.

The eponymous track comes from the debut full-length LP, "Unbroken," set for release on February 17tg, 2017 via EMP Label Group/eOne, with album art handled by “Mister Sam” Shearon.

Waylon Reavis commented via Facebook: “So in case you missed it (check out my last live video to find out more), my brother Brian 'Head' Welch has graciously recorded guitars for a guest spot on 'A Killer's Confession,' the first single from the upcoming A Killer's Confession album 'Unbroken!' I can't BEGIN to thank him enough for his incredible support! (And I can't WAIT for you all to hear it!!)"

Additionally, A Killers Confession has announced its first live show, December 17th at Cleveland’s Agora, with special guests Dead By Wednesday. More...

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Korn Discusses Reunion With Brian "Head" Welch

Korn recently revealed the band had reunited with former guitarist Brian "Head" Welch to record a new album and perform upcoming live shows.

The band recently conducted a video interview with Fuse at Rock on the Range to discuss the reunion and the band's upcoming album. Check out the video here or through the player below. More...

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Korn Recording New Album With Brian "Head" Welch

Korn has posted the following brief message online about recording a new album with former member Brian "Head" Welch:

"Head, Munky, JD, Fieldy, and Ray are not only together again on-stage for shows beginning May 15, but Korn is also in the studio recording a new album!

Watch the new album trailer at Rollingstone.com or in the player below. More...

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Love And Death Posts "The Abandoning" Lyric Clip

Love and Death, which features former Korn member Brian "Head" Welch, has posted a lyric video online for "The Abandoning." Check out the clip below.

"The Abandoning" is taken from the album "Between Here & Lost," available in stores and online November 19th on Tooth & Nail Records. Pre-orders are available at this location.

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Brian "Head" Welch Joins Korn On Stage

Fan-filmed footed has been posted online of Brian "Head" Welch joining his former band mates from Korn onstage on May 5th, 2012 to perform the song "Blind." You can check out videos from the event below.

Head left Korn in 2005 to pursue a solo career and release his book "Save Me from Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs, and Lived to Tell My Story." You can also check out Korn's recent music video for "Chaos Lives in Everything" at this location.


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Brian "Head" Welch Posts "Paralyzed" Video

Brian "Head" Welch has posted a music video online through Noisecreep for the "Paralyzed" single. You can check out the video clip below.

"To me, 'Paralyzed' symbolizes being stuck and unable to move forward in life. Everybody can relate to that in some way. The lyrics in the chorus – 'I'm paralyzed / I need you now' – are a cry for help to the one person we love the most and totally trust to help pull us out of our despair," Welch told Noisecreep about the track.

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Brian "Head" Welch Streaming New Single

Previous Korn member Brian “Head” Welch is streaming a new single online titled “Paralyzed,” which can be heard via his Facebook profile. The single is also set for digital release officially on October 4th, 2011.

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P.O.D. To Take Part In Deftones Benefit Concert

P.O.D has been announced as the headlining act for the upcoming benefit concert for hospitalized Deftones bassist Chi Cheng. The event is taking place on August 14th, 2010 at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. The event starts at 3 P.M.

Other acts scheduled to appear include:
HEAD (formerly of Korn)
Living Sacrifice
The Chariot
Secret and Whisper

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Brian "Head" Welch Recording New Album

Former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch and his band are in Nashville recording their next album with Grammy-nominated producer Rob Graves (RED, Pillar). The album is targeted for completion February 2010, with a release shortly thereafter on his Driven Music Group label (with distribution through Ryko/Warner Music Group).

“The production on our new record is going awesome with Rob Graves,” said Welch. “Our goal is to get the record completely mixed and mastered by the first part of February, and released immediately thereafter. My band is together, helping with the recording, and we will be ready for a full U.S. tour beginning early next year.”

Earlier this year, HEAD announced that he had chosen his bandmates—Michael Valentine (bass); Scott Von Heldt (guitars); Ralph Patlan (guitars); Brian Ruedy (keyboards, programming) and Dan Johnson (drums). The band toured lightly in 2009; but is ready to hit the road full time in 2010.

In 2007, HEAD penned a New York Times best-selling (non-fiction) autobiography, “Save Me From Myself” (Harper Collins). HEAD’s debut album, also entitled SAVE ME FROM MYSELF, was released on September 9, 2008 with Driven Music Group, through Ryko Distribution/Warner Music Group, Word Entertainment (Christian market), and Warner Music International (ADA Global—Canada). The album debuted at #13 on Billboard’s “Top Hard Rock Albums” chart, and continues to impact the market.

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Brian "Head" Welch Responds To Munky's Comments

In light of the recent interview that went online where Korn's James “Munky” Shaffer states that the band said "No thanks" to the return of Brian "Head" Welch to the band, Head has released a statement of his own:

"I recently learned of an interview that Munky gave where he said that I came to KoRn and asked to be taken back in the band. That's definitely not a complete and accurate picture. The full truth is that for about a year, ever since Jonathan publicly said he wanted me back in KoRn, KoRn's managers have been requesting my manager to work on getting me back into KoRn. The calls were initiated by KoRn's managers, not my manager. I shut the door on their requests many, many times over the last several months, through my manager. However, Fieldy personally called me during KoRn's last tour in Europe and we talked as friends for a long time. He also told me if I ever wanted to rejoin KoRn, or open for KoRn as a solo artist, the door was always open. Since Fieldy is sober now and a Christian like me, I thought it may be a good idea to visit with Fieldy, a friend of mine, to see what he was up to and what it was all about. I had a great time re-connecting with Fieldy. I mainly went to his house to connect with an old friend. The KoRn stuff we talked about was secondary, but it was discussed. Fieldy thought that Jonathan, Munky, and I should all meet AS FRIENDS; re-connect; and maybe discuss the possibilities. Both Jonathan and Munky refused that meeting. I learned a lot visiting with Fieldy. I learned that I love and miss my friends, but the visit confirmed to me that I have a different calling in life than to reconnect musically/professionally.

"As far as Munky's comment that 'everything has been divided already' that is also not accurate. In fact, from January 2005 when I left, and for the next 4 years, KoRn failed to pay to me royalties that were due to me on records that I did with them. However, I don't believe this was done intentionally. We are trying to be patient and work with their management to get the financial issues resolved so that 'everything can be divided as we agreed long ago in our contracts.' I am optimistic that we can resolve it as friends.

"I continue to wish nothing but the best for KoRn, and that includes all of my friends there--Fieldy, Jonathan and Munky."

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Korn Tells Head "No" To Coming Back To The Band

At the Sunset Strip Music Fest this past weekend, Altitude TV down with Korn guitarist Munky for an exclusive interview. In part one Munky was asked about a possible Korn reunion. Munky stated that former guitarist Brian “Head” Welch recently asked to come back to the band….and they said NO THANKS!. Also Munky talks what happened to original drummer David Silveria. Check out the video clip below.

UPDATE: Brian "Head" Welch responds.

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Korn's Fieldy Organizes "A Song For Chi"

As you may know, Chi Cheng, bass player for the Deftones, is currently in a semi-conscious state following an automobile accident in Santa Clara, CA on November 4th, 2008. Chi is slowly making progress but he needs your help.

Fieldy has organized an amazing cast of musicians from Machine Head, Metallica, Korn, Hatebreed, Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Sevendust and more to record an epic song for Chi.

You can help support Chi and his family by heading over to the A Song For Chi site where you can download your free copy of the song, watch the music video and make a donation. 100% of your donation will go to Chi and his family to help cover his ongoing medical expenses.

"A Song For Chi" featuring Jim Root (Slipknot), Sid (Slipknot), Ray Luzier (Korn), Fieldy (Korn), Dave Mc Clain (Machine Head), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Clint Lowery (Sevendust), Morgan Rose (Sevendust), Brian "Head" Welch (formerly of Korn), Munky (Korn), Wayne Lozinak (Hatebreed), Wuv (POD), Mike Wengren (Disturbed) and Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage). The song was produced by Fieldy (Korn) and Q (Stillwell), engineered by Q (Stillwell) and Ralph Patlan, and mixed by Jim "Bud" Monti. The video, which can be seen below, was directed by Sébastien Paquet.

"A Song For Chi" Music Video

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Brian "Head" Welch Announces Tune Up Show

Former Korn guitarist turned solo artist Brian "Head" Welch has announced a "tune-up" show on May 16, 2009. Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2009
Venue: Gator's Bar and Grill
1835 E. Main Street
Farmington, New Mexico 87401
(505) 599-9300
Time: 7:00 pm

Event Details:

Age 15 and older
Live Performance: Special Appearance Tune-Up Set
Capacity: 750-1000 people

$15.00 advance tickets; $20.00 at the door.
Advanced Tickets may be purchased at Gator’s Bar and Grill OR

McCain Mobile Audio
4000 E. Main St.
Farmington, NM 87402

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Brian "Head" Welch's L.A. Ink Show Rescheduled

The previously reported air date for former Korn guitarist turned solo artist Brian "Head" Welch's L.A. Ink appearance has been moved to December 11. The show was previously scheduled for a December 4th airing.

The segment was filmed earlier this summer and Head got a new tattoo on the show. Check your local listings for details in your area. The episode will appear on the TLC channel. L.A. Ink usually airs at 10pm (9pm on your hd channel) on TLC; and sometimes the show airs at 7pm.

You can watch a video excerpt from the show after the jump.

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Brian "Head" Welch To Be Featured On L.A. Ink

Former Korn guitarist turned solo artist, Brian "Head" Welch, will be a featured guest star on the December 4th episode of L.A. Ink. The segment was filmed earlier this summer and Head got a new tattoo on the show. Check your local listings for details in your area. The episode will appear on the TLC channel. L.A. Ink usually airs at 10pm (9pm on your hd channel) on TLC; and sometimes the show airs at 7pm.

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Brain "Head" Welch Signs European Distro Deal

Former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has signed a foreign distribution agreement with Soulfood Music Distribution (Sony) for the release of his solo album, "Save Me From Myself" and all of the other artists on the Driven Music Label.

"Save Me From Myself" is scheduled for release in Germany and Austria the week of November 28th. It is also scheduled for release in all other European countries and the United Kingdom the week of December 8th.

Here are the European countries you will be able to buy the CD in:

UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Benelux, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Russian and Ex USSR countries, Greece, Israel, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Turkey

Here are some of the stores that you can buy the CD at in Europe: More...

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Brian "Head" Welch Responds To Video Controversy

Former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has responded to the controversy surrounding his latest solo video for "Flush" as well as reports that some stores are pulling his CD of their shelves in reaction to this video. Here's Welch's statement on the matter:

"I have received a handful of messages from some conservative people complaining about the sex and drug references in my new music video for FLUSH; and, I have recently learned that some select retailers are pulling my CD from their shelves because of my music video's content. So, I wanted to give an explanation of what the video means to me; and to address those select retailers that are pulling the CD from their shelves:

"The video for FLUSH is about Crystal Meth addiction and the crazy things anyone addicted to Meth will do while they're high or to get their fix. Everything the models were doing in the video is what I was wrapped up in while I was addicted to Meth. The video is a very realistic look at the addiction and where it will lead you if you get hooked. I understand the images of the models may be too much for some people, but honestly, I was just trying to be real with what happened in my life and show where I was, as well as where I am at now. More...

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Brian "Head" Welch Posts "Flush" Video Online

Brian "Head" Welch has posted the first video from his debut solo album, "Save Me From Myself" online entitled "Flush." You can check the video out below.

The album is scheduled to be released on September 9th and features the following tracklisting:

1. L.O.V.E.
2. Flush
3. Loyalty
4. Re-Bel
5. Home
6. Save Me From Myself
7. Die Religion Die
8. Adonai
9. Money
10. Shake
11. Washed By Blood More...

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Brian "Head" Welch Announces Store Appearances

Former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has announced a series of in-store appearances which are as follows:

9/09/2008 - Zia Records - 7:30 PM
105 W. University Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281

9/11/2008 - Borders Books & Music - 4:00 PM
1501 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028

9/12/2008 - Eliot Bay Books - 7:30 PM
101 South Main Street
Seattle, WA

9/13/2008 - Music Millennium - 4:30 PM
3158 E. Burnside
Portland, OR 97214

9/14/2008 - Christian Faith Center (for Alternative Young Adults) - 6:00 PM
33645 20th Ave S
Federal Way, WA

9/16/2008 - Borders Books & Music - 7:00 PM
2120 Southgate Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

9/17/2008 - Borders Books & Music - 7:00 PM
6521 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89119

9/19/2008 - Borders Books & Music - 7:00 PM
3600 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

9/22/2008 - Borders Books & Music - 4:30 PM
1500 16th Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523

9/23/2008 - Borders Books & Music - 7:00 PM
34300 Woodward Ave
Birmingham, MI 48009

9/26/2008 - Vintage Vinyl - 7:00 PM
51 Lafayette Rd
Fords, NJ 08863

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Brian "Head" Welch Reveals Album Tracklisting

Former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has released the full tracklisting for his debut solo album, "Save Me From Myself," which is due out September 9. Here's the tracklisting and song lengths:

1. L.O.V.E - 6:31
2. Flush - 4:26
3. Loyalty - 5:07
4. Re-Bel - 5:40
5. Home - 6:52
6. Save Me From Myself - 5:44
7. Die Religion Die - 5:34
8. Adonai - 5:19
9. Money - 4:43
10. Shake - 4:48
11. Washed By Blood - 9:34

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