Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch is getting ready to write his fourth book. Welch, who has three previous tomes to his credit, told us that his new one will focus on the time he spent away from Korn between 2005 and 2013:
“I call ’em like ‘the wilderness years,’ when I was gone in a way, raising my daughter and doing all that stuff for all those years. And then, you know, getting together with the Korn guys again and — you know like my first book, like I told about my whole childhood and all the details and everything? I’m gonna do the same with this during like the mysterious ‘wilderness years,’ I like to call ’em.”
- Welch’s previous books include 2008’s Save Me From Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs, And Lived To Tell My Story, a young adult variation on that called Washed By Blood: Lessons From My Time With Korn And My Journey To Christ and 2010’s Stronger: Forty Days Of Metal And Spirituality.
- Welch left Korn in 2005, got sober and embraced Christianity, saying that as a single father he did not want his daughter around the rock and roll lifestyle.
- He pursued a solo career for several years before rejoining Korn onstage in 2012 at a festival. He reunited with the group permanently last year and recorded his first album with them in 10 years, The Paradigm Shift.