Ex-KORN guitarist Brian “Head” Welch rejoined his former bandmates on stage earlier tonight (Saturday, May 5) at the Carolina Rebellion festival at the legendary Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, North Carolina to perform the band’s classic song “Blind”. This marked the first time in seven years that Welch and KORN played together.
Video footage and a photo of Welch performing with KORN at Carolina Rebellion can be seen below.
Welch left KORN in 2005 to become a born-again Christian after years of hard drug and alcohol abuse while in the band.
Although Welch has a new band called LOVE AND DEATH, both he and KORN bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu have said that a reunion could be possible one day under the right conditions.
Welch was recently asked by Loudwire what he thought of the recent drama last month at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, where GUNS N’ ROSES singer Axl Rose refused to attend the ceremony and be inducted with his former bandmates. Welch — who left KORN seven years ago — replied that if KORN ever got nominated to the Hall, the situation would be very different.
Welch explained, “I’ve thought about that over the years and I’m friends with them now. I talk to them pretty regularly, so I don’t think it would be a big deal for me to go and play a classic or two. I don’t understand grown men who are close to 50 years old having issues like that. It just floors me that you can’t at some degree, be civil. It’s just beyond me. I don’t understand that, but you know, everyone is different, I don’t judge them. We all have our issues.”
KORN will be eligible for induction into the Hall in 2019, 25 years after the 1994 release of the band’s self-titled debut album.