Korn: Reunion With Brian Welch 'Has To Come Naturally'

Korn was joined onstage by ex-guitarist Brian "Head" Welch at the Carolina Rebellion festival in Rockingham, North Carolina.

Korn: Reunion With Brian Welch 'Has To Come Naturally'
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According to Blabbermouth.net, Korn was joined onstage by ex-guitarist Brian "Head" Welch last Saturday (May 5) at the Carolina Rebellion festival in Rockingham, North Carolina, marking the first time in seven years that Korn played with Welch, who left the group in 2005. The event, which electrified Korn fans everywhere, has naturally sparked talk of a full reunion with Welch to record and tour. But guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer told The Pulse Of Radio that the band isn't rushing into anything. "The whole thing needs to be approached very delicately, because it's such a fragile thing," he said. "It's just something that has to be super well-planned and it has to come naturally. And our experience with him on Saturday has all started from a positive place, and it wasn't forced and it was just natural. So I think if everything optimistically runs like that, that's all I can hope for. I'm really happy just to reconnect with my old friend." Welch joined the band onstage to perform its classic song "Blind". According to The Pulse Of Radio, Shaffer later said that Saturday night's reunion was the first contact he had with Welch since his former bandmate left the Korn lineup. Welch is currently on the road with his new band, Love And Death, which recently issued a new EP called "Chemicals". Korn is touring behind its 10th studio effort, "The Path Of Totality". Korn has just unveiled a new round of June tour dates, which will begin on June 15 in Quebec. Singer Jonathan Davis will do an opening set as DJ J. Devil. Photo by Sebastien Paquet.

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    TOOLeffingTOOL
    I think they don't want to rush into things because Head doesn't want to be in an environment where he can easily access the drugs he was hooked on. I'm fairly certain that was why he left in '05 and to be honest I don't really blame him.
    Lapidus
    So much precautions...they wanna play music together or try anal sex for the first time???
    strat0blaster
    john_kimble wrote: This band really needs to stop while they're not ahead. Seriously. Singing songs about bullies and mean moms holds no stature when you're in your 40's.
    Wow. Someone hasn't listened to anything after Life Is Peachy...
    SIEGE312
    It was so great seeing them play again together. I'd like to see them play again permanently someday.
    bchimself28
    i don't care one way or another, just seeing head on stage with korn was awesome enough for me.
    travislausch
    john_kimble wrote: Singing songs about bullies and mean moms holds no stature when you're in your 40's.
    That's why they're writing about the state of the economy ("Get Up!") and shady world leaders ("Illuminati") now!
    jjbarnes
    Lapidus wrote: So much precautions...they wanna play music together or try anal sex for the first time???
    They're taking precautions because they don't want to end up like they did 7 years ago.Head got burned on a lot of stuff when he left and korn got burned on stuff. Why don't you go tour with some guys for 15 years and then have them not give you your share of an album and tell me you wouldn't be precautious about playing with them again.
    john_kimble
    This band really needs to stop while they're not ahead. Seriously. Singing songs about bullies and mean moms holds no stature when you're in your 40's.
    iommi600
    Lapidus wrote: So much precautions...they wanna play music together or try anal sex for the first time???
    trololololo
    scrymusic
    I think the band has been lacking his sound and it would be nice to hear new material with his input. It is like Jane's Addiction with out Eric Avery... Some things do change without the right people.
    Shor-T Zero
    Whether or not they actually play together again, I'm just glad they were able to play a song together. It may not seem like much to a lot of people, but it's got to be huge for all of them. I was glad to have seen it on YouTube and while I hope they may reunite, I'm definitely glad to see they are still close enough to jam.
    Mainer
    Head's solo stuff and his stuff in Love and Death is pretty fantastic. And I've always loved Korn (even the recent stuff) Seeing Brian onstage with Korn again was a great thing though