Brian Head Welch reveals why he returned to Korn as a Christian despite the 'crazy' music

Jeannie LawJan 07, 2019 10:12 AM EST
Courtesy of Brian Welch

Guitarist and co-founder of the metal band Korn, Brian "Head" Welch was featured in a second edition "I Am Second" video at the end of the year where he revealed what led him back to the band after leaving because of his faith.

Welch helped found Korn in 1993 and lived a life of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll as a member until 2005. He walked from a $23 million record deal and left the group after choosing "the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior."

In 2013, after getting sober and publicly sharing of his newfound faith through the most watched white chair film in "I Am Second" history, Welch felt compelled to return to the band.

"I know the music's crazy, but mainly the lyrics are about pain," Welch said in the new video for the nonprofit I Am Second organization. "And they're coming from a real and raw place. People need hope. There's addictions like crazy in that world. There's depression. It's been a lot of suicide stories happening. What better place [for me] to be, having the meaning of life that I carry? You know, I know the answer for the meaning of life."

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