An eight-minute video clip in which former KORN guitarist and current LOVE AND DEATH frontman Brian “Head” Welch talks about the “I Am Second”campaign can be seen below.
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When asked why he is “second,” Welch said, “I am second because Christ is everything for me. I led myself to being a junkie, a speed junkie and I surrendered and put Christ first and He will always be first. He’s everything, He’s the air I breathe, He’s all the love that I have in my heart, He’s everything. And He deserves to be first for the rest of my life and for eternity.”
On the topic of how KORN‘s music and personal life issues affected him and his bandmates as a group, Welch told IAmSecond.com, “KORN‘s music was just about going crazy and getting wild and energy, constant energy. In the beginning, the lyrics were mainly about not getting with the parents, or getting alone with the parents and dealing with issues, childhood issues, growing up, getting picked on and it was kind of like fighting back against the bullies and the parents that did you wrong. And it was just a wild, energetic thing and we connected with our fans because so many people go through bullying at school, so many people have issues with their parents and so many problems in life and KORN is like a therapeutic cult that everybody would get into and be like, ‘I feel that pain. I feel that,’ like just power to like fight back. I’ve heard many stories of people saying that they’re going to kill themselves and KORN made them want to live because they could relate to somebody that had similar pain to them.
“For us, there a was a unity in every direction with KORN. There was no healthy connection with us, but we did connect in watching Jonathan [Davis] write the lyrics. Still, it was always mixed with partying and stuff, always.
“I wouldn’t be at where I’m at today if I didn’t go through KORN and I think everything happened for a reason in my life. I had a lot of fun back then, and if there’s a couple of things that change, of course, everybody thinks back and says I wish I wouldn’t have done that. I still love that type of music and I’m still doing it that type of music today but with a different message. Instead of screaming for what happened in the past, I’m screaming about where all the anger and partying got me and I’m like, God save me from myself.”