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Korn's Brian "Head" Welch Audio Departure Statement

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An audio statement from Brian "Head" Welch himself has been exclusively uploaded to Korn Web. The 50-second clip, from KRAB, 106.1 FM, is a personal message explaining his departure from the band. It can be downloaded here, here, or here.

Source: siN's Metal News

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1. PsYcho writes:

Good luck Bryan!!! KORN LIVES!!!!!!

# Feb 24, 2005 @ 10:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. PsYcho writes:

AND ALL YOU BASTARDS THAT DONT THINK THE SAME!!!!!! YOU CAN SUCK MY D·I·C·K!!!

F·U·C·K YOU !!!!! KoRn RuLZ!!!!

# Feb 24, 2005 @ 10:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. P Titta writes:

i feel angry sad and betrayed,a part of me is gone korn the 1st to ever inspired me to metal,korn always did it different and thats the thing i love bout them head gave 11 years 6 cds and alot of memories to me! goodlucky head\korn korn4life

# Feb 25, 2005 @ 1:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. a writes:

korn got me to listen to metal.

# Feb 25, 2005 @ 4:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. duh writes:

If you think Korn is metal, you have some serious musical issues.

# Feb 25, 2005 @ 12:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Heya writes:

Hey many people have gotten into metal becuase of Korn!! Their heavy sounds lead to finding many great acts! You fuc*in close minded prick!

# Feb 25, 2005 @ 1:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. KMADD writes:

maybe the rest of the band will find jesus and have pity on the rest of humanity
and maybe drop thier instruments and quit period! hahaha.

# Feb 25, 2005 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. robert writes:

good luck brian

# Feb 25, 2005 @ 3:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. save me jebus! writes:

hmmmmm... "korn" and "metal" in the same sentence? you should all be ashamed of yourselves.

go put on your adidas track suits and jump and down. now wave your hands like you just dont care!

this just in: korn is not metal. its regurgitated poo. and whoever disagrees is gay...or 14 years old.

# Feb 25, 2005 @ 6:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. joe writes:

hey f*** you jebus you kiss my s.a a$$ f***ed up prick

# Feb 26, 2005 @ 8:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. joe writes:

hey jebus you f.u.c.k.e.d up prick name all the band you think kich a.s.s "yeah this is me jebus i think kelly clarkson and brittney spears and eminem ROCK" well jebus i had enough of your bulls.h.i.t just kiss my f.u.c.k.i.n.g a.s.s

# Feb 26, 2005 @ 8:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. joe writes:

to jebus fu fu fu fu fu fu fu fu fu fu fu fu fu fu fu fu fu fu fu fu fu fu fu fu fu fu fu

# Feb 26, 2005 @ 8:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. joe writes:

go kiss a$$ jebus

# Feb 26, 2005 @ 8:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. joe writes:

go kiss a$$ jebus

# Feb 26, 2005 @ 8:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. joe writes:

"what ever jebus"GOOD LUCK HEAD

# Feb 26, 2005 @ 9:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. The Blazed One writes:

Everyone should have respect for brians desicion.. he found jesus and that is the greatest thing that could have happened!!! Head has been my musical idol since i was 11 and that will never change. i cant wait to hear his music for the lord... God bless you on your journey Brian Welch.... Forever your fan.. and i will always love the remaining four!

# Feb 26, 2005 @ 11:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. John "Ozzy" Francis writes:

I was reading an artical on MTV and Head said the music was getting too violent!!!! I think the music is better than ever!!!! And Head is just a p***y !! Korn Rocks No Matter What they do. . . .Word Up Wasn't their best song but it was damm catchy!!! ANd they Remaid One And Another Brick In The Wall better than Mattlica or Pink Floyd, and thoes guys wrote the song

# Feb 26, 2005 @ 3:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. BLACK DOG writes:

1st of all WORD UP ! was also a cover . 2nd of all remakes are rarely as good as the original's . That's like saying Kid Rock's remake of bad companies Feel Like Making love was good . The only thing that made that song listenable was the video. The remakes were good but nothing spectaculer.

# Feb 26, 2005 @ 6:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. KMADD writes:

Korn's music was never any good. Cmon girls bring on the hate!

# Feb 26, 2005 @ 6:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. mwitherow writes:

i dont care about the fact hesinto jesus-its not christianity im againsts, its 99% of christians. but korn getting a person into metal? thats like,an oxymoron

# Feb 26, 2005 @ 9:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. dji-di men writes:

KoRn ruled, rules, and will rules 4ever

# Feb 26, 2005 @ 9:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. ringbearer writes:

WILL ALL OF YOU JUST SHUT UP!!??

# Feb 26, 2005 @ 11:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Shannon writes:

Head, nevermind the critics, you do what is right. Congratulations for followong yor heart. I saw you give your testimony today, and I think you were great! Bless you in all that you do forever and always.

# Feb 27, 2005 @ 5:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. DA KORN HATA writes:

Congratulations, I heard Zao needs another guitar player. korn is a bag of sheeit!

# Feb 27, 2005 @ 5:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. JT writes:

i cant say that korn sucks, but they shouldnt be the opitomy of metal... they r actually a horrible example of metal

you ppl, probably young kids, who say "KORN IS HARD METAL!!!" and all that sh** obvioulsly have no f***in idea of REAL METAL

lemme name some bands cause i knwo that comment is headin my way:
OBITUARY, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DIMMU BORGIR, PIG DESTROYER, FULL BLOWN CHAOS, HATE ETERNAL, BEHEMOTH... i could go on for endless days

don't judge metal and rate it and rate is real fans in you r not a real fan and dont understand it

damn kids

# Feb 28, 2005 @ 12:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. original fan writes:

I've been a fan way before the "others" got to listening to them. KoRn'sreally helped me get through my days. Brian has a point to. There is more than just anger out there and I guess when you get older, you begin to realize that. I guess, for me, I did. Hey Brian. God bless. Hey KoRn. God bless.

# Feb 28, 2005 @ 8:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. jon e boy writes:

Ive been listening to KoRn since i was 5 err 6 anyways.Im glad for brian and good luck on all of his journeys.As for koRn keep rocking!

# Mar 1, 2005 @ 6:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. ryan writes:

brian maybe u still on meth um you cant play with korn cause god says so or is it somthing else you where the best i'm sorry but you don't get my vote for christian rock

# Mar 1, 2005 @ 9:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Bob writes:

He is a good guitar player... GREAT actually... Korn is a good band ( not a metal one). I hope you can find peace and happiness playing music for the only creator of music... GOD... Im glad u realized that Jesus is your Only One SAviour... Good luck with ur upcoming projects and stuff... I'll be praying for u and u have a brother in Christ here ok:) GOD BLESS

# Mar 2, 2005 @ 3:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Vonny writes:

i love Korn and i always will and the band wont be the same without brian but not many people can leave the band they've been with for many years and take the crap from everyone and still believe in their decision. So i say more power to brain and always know that God's looking over you and be happy with what ever you do. A good father is a great thing to be and any one who says other wise isn't a person!!! Good luck Brian and may god make your journey through life a fruitfull one!!!! God Bless

# Mar 2, 2005 @ 4:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. big k writes:

i dreamed of one day being just like head. I would listen to korn and drift away to a place that i loved. They were the realist band left in heavy metal. I felt like a knife had gone through my heart when i heard to the news. And yes, i shed a tear or two. Jesus and metal dont mix. Korn was god to me. Please let this be a bad dream.

KoRn lives Forever head is still great

# Mar 3, 2005 @ 8:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Guess who. writes:

No just keep sleeping and die. realist band left in metal you should take a knife and
really stick it in your chest and save us some good oxygen.

# Mar 4, 2005 @ 3:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. dnbbluemenace writes:

I am very happy for Head. I first listened to Korn before they ever even made it big. The music really brought out a lot of aggression that needed to come out and for that I am very thankful. Things change so much the older you get...and there is really no way to explain it. Unfortunately, many people have been through so many hard times throughout their life that there just seems to be this huge ball of anger inside them and that was totally the case with me. Nothing I did to myself....actually it occurred because of the actions of my father. Anyways, after getting through the anger (which Korn honestly helped me with), there have been many other stages of feelings to go through as well. All I can say is "break the cycle"......don't become what hurt you. God really is the answer....He is always there (even when you don't want Him to be)! The God I know now is definitely not the one that I was forced to believe in as a child (my father had a huge role in that as well). I am very happy for Head and wish him the best of luck! God has a funny way of working things out....but when He shows you things...there is no mistaking His love....or His timing. I support Head 100% and I have a feeling that his stand will help many people. People that have been through hard times and made it through have a special gift......and that is to help other people get through it as well. Thank you Head...and thank you Korn as well. I know that Head will make it just fine. I am behind ya!

# Mar 6, 2005 @ 2:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. SkiTzzoid666 writes:

Awsome mucian. it was his decision to make, explains the lost look he always had. I hope his "god" gives him cancer. i cannot enjoy listening korn anymore.. knowing that the lead guitar player.. now... looks down upon my kind, as a sub-human race. Meth went straight to his head...

# Mar 6, 2005 @ 3:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. bigstick13 writes:

to the "experts" of metal who have so much to say about what is metal and what's not, please give me examples of just who is metal. i'll bet most of the anwsers will be crap, but i'm just curious.

# Mar 7, 2005 @ 3:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Satan writes:

All you christians are the problem with this world. I hope you all get the plague.

# Mar 7, 2005 @ 4:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. screw you all writes:

to all you people that hate everyone in a particular group, say christians, you're all idiots with your heads up your as.ses. you're worse than they are. fuc.king as.s clowns. good luck brian.

# Mar 7, 2005 @ 9:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. me writes:

korn blows ass

# Mar 7, 2005 @ 9:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. hey writes:

you're wrong! but you know who does blow? i think you do

# Mar 7, 2005 @ 9:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. brad writes:

awwwww that was cute

# Mar 7, 2005 @ 9:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Me writes:

I can't believe that anyone thinks Korn is metal... Korn is closer to pop music than they are to metal. They haven't done anything except rehash things from their first album (horribly I might add) for the past 10 or so years. They are quite possibly the worst band on this planet. Limp Bizkit is about the only thing that can compare to their horridness, but I bet most of you Korn fans think LB is straight up metal sh** too huh? I hope the remaining members all kill themselves tomorrow, that would make my day.

# Mar 9, 2005 @ 4:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. brad's other half writes:

Satan, what would you do if all the Christians got the plague? You'd have no one left to convert into your ways. IT WORKS ONE WAY!! Good and Evil are balanced in this world. You can't have one without the other!!

# Mar 9, 2005 @ 11:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. christa writes:

yes its sad that head is leaving korn. no korn doesn
t suck...u do, if u think they do. i feel korn will be cool with out head, though i'll miss him. and what the f*** is with all the hate against christians? and why are ppl trying to label what musical catagory groups fit into? music is music. what u like is what u like. and music u hate is called poo music or what labelers like to call pop.

# Mar 11, 2005 @ 11:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. ~*KoRnGoddess*~ writes:

EXACTLY!!!

# Mar 17, 2005 @ 12:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. Will E. writes:

likewise Korn helped me out when i was going thru a "blue period". i grew up inside after that, and im glad that Bryan found the true meaning of life Jesus Christ. look skitzoid, im not sure what kind of freaky Chistians youve met, or what "your Kind" is, but i would DIE for Jesus, and i know that he already died for you, and wants you to know him. if your good enough for Jesus man, your good enough for me. im sure Bryan feels the same way.

Will of Catharsis

# Mar 18, 2005 @ 3:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. Billys_level27_girl writes:

f*** you who who hate him for finding god!! I love you brian!!! Korn Rules!!!!!!!!!!

# Mar 19, 2005 @ 11:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. ~*KoRnGoddess*~ writes:

I think we should just leave the topic alone. you cant change what happened. Finding god isn't the only reason he left KoRn...

# Mar 21, 2005 @ 11:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. brad writes:

god created aids

# Mar 21, 2005 @ 2:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. madk writes:

and unfortunately nu-metal and their fans.

# Mar 21, 2005 @ 2:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. brad writes:

lets hope he can put 2 and 2 together

# Mar 21, 2005 @ 5:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. BLACKDOG writes:

The NAZI's created AIDS.It's been around a lot longer than people realize mainley due to the fact that # 1 they did not start seeing large #'s of cases until the late 70's - mid 80's.(all atributed two one man who worked for an airline).# 2 They did not give it a name till this point for previous reason.# 3 back then they did not start seeing HIV/AIDS in non homosexuals in large #'s till the mid to late 80's.

# Mar 21, 2005 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. brokenwings13 writes:

Blackdog is right on the AIDS history. It was a mutated form of something else, and the strain that's around now is pretty basic to the one from the 40's.

# Mar 21, 2005 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. the joshman writes:

hey guys. ive been reading quite a few posts around the net. i heard the news a few days ago, which came as kind of a shock to me too... well, i stopped listening to korn several years ago. i found that even though it helped me vent my anger, what sucked is it never encouraged me to deal with it. jon's still screaming about the same things, meaning i guess he never dealt with it himself yet... head looks like he's trying to clean up some things and save himself from jon's spiral of hopelesness. props to the music and all the boys in korn. if we all have some degree of respect for "head" (even who he "was"), then lets tune in closely to what he's saying. think about it, if this "god" business made him leave the band, there's got to be something solid about it. i dont see 'mohammed' hauling members out of bands, lol. anyways, peace. thanks for listening.

# Mar 24, 2005 @ 3:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. welch_head writes:

I happy for his dession. I hope he is happy. F*** you who be hattin him!!!
korn will live forever even though the best member quite... Sniff...I'll miss him. I love korn and korn would love ME!! I hope he reads this. CALL ME!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Mar 24, 2005 @ 9:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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