Former guitarist "Head" who is back with the band says they're about to discuss set lists and could perform one of their classic albums in full.
Posted on Jan 29, 2013 02:55 pm
Brian "Head" Welch, the former Korn guitarist who is rejoining them for a series of gigs this year, says he wouldn't rule out a full-length performance of Korn's debut album.
He also described the sudden and emotional reunion with Korn last year, after splitting from the band in 2005 amid drug issues and later finding Christianity.
When asked whether he would play a Korn album in its entirety, he said he's open to the idea:
"I think that would be kind of cool to do somewhere, sometime. Like the very first [1994's Korn debut]," he told Rolling Stone. "We're all just going to get together and talk about set lists. Obviously, all the hard-hitting, energetic classics, where people lose their mind those will definitely be there."
Describing his first reunion performance with Korn last year at the Carolina Rebellion Festival, Head said it was completely unplanned:
"I showed up at that festival I was on tour with P.O.D., and we had a few days off. They had a big festival, and Korn, Evanescence and Five Finger Death Punch were playing. I wanted to go and my daughter loves those bands. So I took her, and I was just going to go hang out."Then I met up with Munky [Korn guitarist], who I hadn't seen in seven years, and talked with him for 30 minutes. It was really heavy. Then, 10 minutes before they went onstage, [bassist] Fieldy is like, 'I'm just saying, we have a guitar set up for you.' I'm like, 'What? I just want to see you guys! All right, I'll play 'Blind'."It was just crazy, because it was really emotional. That's what set it up. Munky called me a month after that, and he said, 'Hey, if you ever want to come back, the door's open. We miss you.'"
Meanwhile, Korn have sung the praises of new album producerDon Gilmore, who is driving a return from 2011's "The Path Of Totality" to their traditional metal sound.