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Brian "Head" Welch Responds To James "Munky" Shaffer's Comments About Being Rejected To Rejoin Korn

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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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1. murder667 writes:

sounds like typical he said she said bs in the music industry...for some reason i believe heads side more then korns

# Sep 16, 2009 @ 12:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. !@#$%&*? writes:

This guy was on the 700 club telling Pat Robberson about how he got'saved',& he seems like a pretty sincere guy;although when he said he 'saw' 'Jesus' while all high on drugs-that's open to interpretation,when you're on drugs,and'Jesus' wants to talk to you,how can you tell if it's an imposter?Kudos to Brian Welch for getting his priorities right,i.e.,his daughter needs a sober,involved father.Until I saw a tatted metal guy like this on T.V. actually'coming clean' about his former lifestyle-and being an example of REAL conversion-I realized you can't judge a book by its cover.

# Sep 16, 2009 @ 1:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Jamez writes:

This is what I thought having seen the Munky video clip. Munky was a bit hesitant when he stated that Head wanted to come back to the band. Almost like he was made to say something he didnt want to say

# Sep 16, 2009 @ 7:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RTB writes:

2^ well said agreed.....nice name btw

# Sep 16, 2009 @ 9:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Cynic writes:

Hey ^2 - Awesome avatar!

# Sep 16, 2009 @ 10:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. hater_guy writes:

well i heard from a source that Head might be back on the dope, and that he had that ''far-off look'' in his eye in an interview.

# Sep 16, 2009 @ 12:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. MuDvAyNefan writes:

I knew Munky was lieing threw his teeth for the interview...i hope head never goes back to KoRn...much better off without them and their drug filled ways

# Sep 16, 2009 @ 12:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. METAL213 writes:

Good to see that Head is taking this like a professional but also not being a sucker. I REALLY hope he can rejoin the band cuz I miss him alot and it just isn't the same without him and Munky both on guitar. Only time will tell. STAY METAL MY FRIENDS!
Now Playing: "The Hardest Part of Letting Go...Sealed With a Kiss" by Megadeth (new album kicks ass)

# Sep 16, 2009 @ 12:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. n0thinghead writes:

he was ALWAYS my fav on the band, and ALWAYS will b... he was ALWAYS a descent guy and still is, even with the whole JC bs =\

# Sep 16, 2009 @ 6:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. b.bristowe writes:

"Until I saw a tatted metal guy like this on T.V. actually'coming clean' about his former lifestyle-and being an example of REAL conversion-I realized you can't judge a book by its cover."

Yeah but you can by it's CD cover. Korn SUCKS!!!! lol

# Sep 16, 2009 @ 8:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. SlugEmperor writes:

the first comment got it right

# Sep 16, 2009 @ 11:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. RTB writes:

Thats about as shallow and brutal as a post ive seen on this site, topping the soulfy is awful post...congrats canada

# Sep 16, 2009 @ 11:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. nrayne79 writes:

Why do i believe head more than the rest of them? Korn is dead. it is way past time to hang it up.

# Sep 18, 2009 @ 2:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Blindgreed1 writes:

I fail to see the difference in what Head said as opposed to what Munky said.

" 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 really don't see the difference...

# Sep 18, 2009 @ 2:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. avery writes:

wow. really.....

# Sep 20, 2009 @ 8:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. KanadianKoRn writes:

mudvayne fan...they r not on drugs anymore...:s

# Sep 21, 2009 @ 10:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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