Remember a few years back when the guitarist from Korn up and left the band due to his own personal beliefs? Everyone thought either Head went crazy or was just pulling a huge publicity stunt.
I thought it was a big joke at first. Slowly I forgot about it.
Today I found out he has released his solo CD three years after he departed from the nu-metal rock band Korn. I honestly thought he just fell off the face of the earth. Then again I really was not looking for updates on him. I respected his decision at the time and left it at that.
There was a lot more to the story though.
Truth be told; him leaving the band was not a stunt at all. Brian “Head” Welch left the band to focus on more important things in life like being a father and following his belief as a born again Christian. The guitarist fought a terrible battle with drugs throughout his rock star years and once he departed from the band he soon weened himself from his addiction. After being baptized in front of the world, he began a new life. He started traveling to other countries to help the poor and while doing so wrote material for himself.
Last year Brian “Head” Welch released a book titled Save Me From Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs, And Lived To Tell My Story. The memoir is all about the rock star’s lifestyle he had, didn’t want, and how he changed it. I have not had the chance to check it out just yet, but from what I hear it is a good read.
His new solo album titled the same as his book, Save Me From Myself, dropped yesterday in many stores. I have not had a chance yet to check it out but I did find this video he just released as well of the song “Flush”.
This video is proof he has not completely lost it…or has he? You can be the judge.
Note: To each their own on beliefs upon religion. I request that no one discuss religion on this site. I respect your opinion and all, but there are plenty of other forums and blog-sites that cater to religion discussion. This blog was about a musician and even if I did include his choice in religion, that is as far as I am taking it. If you do, I’ll be sure to delete it.