HEAD Is Really Excited About Reuniting With KORN

Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 8:25 PM By: cdu

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KORN will reunite with founding guitarist Brian "Head" Welch for several festival shows this summer, including two dates in Germany, one concert in the United Kingdom and at the upcoming Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio.

Welch joined KORN onstage for the song "Blind" last May at the Carolina Rebellion festival in Rockingham, North Carolina, marking the first time in eight years that KORN played with Welch.

Welch, who has just released an album with his new band LOVE & DEATH, is looking forward to performing full shows with his former bandmates for the first time since 2004. He tells ARTISTdirect, "This is going to be crazy for me in a great way."

He adds: "It's a bit surreal because I didn't expect it to happen. We have no hate for each other like some of these other bands that haven't talked in years. People grew. Everyone went to different places in life. I don't know. It was so long that I didn't see it happening, but then when it crept up on me last May during Carolina Rebellion, I saw the emotion. Nothing else mattered except reconciliation, brotherly love, and that family feel with the guys and the fans. People were in tears. I thought, 'This is a really good thing.'"

"When they hit me up about the shows this year, to me, it was time. This is the proper time. The reason I felt like it would never happen because it wasn't the proper time yet. As soon as the day hit when I felt it was right, it felt so good. I'm really excited about this year with them."

Welch left KORN in 2005 to become a born-again Christian. The band never officially replaced him and stayed a four-piece, although they've used several touring guitarists for live work.

Welch and bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu have said in interviews that a full reunion could be possible one day.

KORN has been touring for much of the past year behind its 10th studio album, "The Path Of Totality", but has also begun work on a new set of material.

  1. cdu avatar

    On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 2:44 PM, cdu said:

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, David Silveria has been replaced. Ray is doing a great job on drums.

    Head so far has never been replaced and I don't see how Korn ever could replace him, ever.

  2. MindFreakOnALeashBlakelyRachelle avatar

    On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 3:14 PM, MindFreakOnALeashBlakelyRachelle said:

    awsomeness!

  3. jayjay avatar

    On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 12:51 PM, jayjay said:

    Yeh????,i wounder why is head back any way?,he wasnt that great,to me,& i miss david more than him.korns music has changed since he left(head) & is better in his absence.if head didnt leave when he did,i dont think korn would still be here,or a few of them would be dead now,due to the drugs & booze..dont you think?..on the other hand its good for the old school,die hard,korn fans.=-

  4. eva avatar

    On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 9:21 AM, eva said:

    WEEOOOOWEEEOOOO

    I agree with Faust. Yeah, David is a mess, but he is one of the originals and in my opinion the most talented of the band.

  5. kornhead85 avatar

    On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 3:11 AM, kornhead85 said:

    Reunion!!! Yay...

  6. Faust avatar

    On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 1:29 AM, Faust said:

    It would not be a true reunion without David. Nothing against Ray, he is a terrific talent and he really adds to KoRn's sound. I remember when Head and David left, it felt like part of my family was walking out on me, or like, my Parents were divorcing or something like that. They all seemed so close and then it all fell apart, and now there is all this negativity in the way, and I hope that someday they can all put their differences and EGOs aside and have a full reunion show. I don't care where in the world it would be, but I would be at that show if and when it happens.
    I love JD to death, but there is a part on the Encounter when he say something like "David took a break from the band, and he never came back" then he chuckles sadistically, and that bit just rips me apart man. I have never heard David talk bad about anyone in KoRn except for saying Fieldy's a punk, and I heard rumors that he said JD's Lady is a slut or a whore or something to that effect, and while I would never talk bad about any of my brother's girls, the comment isn't all that innacurate is it? I mean, she is an ex-adult film star, right?. I have even heard that he tried to talk Head into having a reuinion with all five OGs a few years back, but at that point Head wasn't ready for that. All brothers have disagreements and usually shit gets worked out in the end, and I am only waiting for that day. It will be a happy day.

  7. serotonin13 avatar

    On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 10:17 PM, serotonin13 said:

    Sounds like a full-fledged reunion in the midst

  8. ZackaryVS avatar

    On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 10:11 PM, ZackaryVS said:

    They better make an album together.

  9. ZackaryVS avatar

    On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 10:09 PM, ZackaryVS said:

    If they do reunite that would be amazing and I will love them even more.

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