A while ago, we learned that Korn were reuniting for at least two shows in Europe with their original guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, who left the band in 2005 to become a born-again Christian. In regards to his semi-reunion with Korn, Head tells Revolver magazine:
“Last year, I ended up at the Carolina Rebellion show. Evanescence played, and I had gone with P.O.D., because I was on tour with them. Korn was playing. I was just going to go say hi to them. I saw Munky, and we talked for a long time. It was the first time we talked in seven years. He’s sober now and everyone’s in a good place. They asked me to jam with them [on the song “Blind”] five minutes before the show. I was like, This was supposed to be the first time I was gonna watch Korn. I was going to go to the soundboard and everything. But I was like, “All right I’ll do it.” And I felt this connection. It was all positive. When I left Korn, there was all this negative crap everywhere. I went home and thought, That was a cool experience. So Munky called me a little bit later about reuniting [for the shows in Germany]. I told him I didn’t think it was the right time, but maybe later. Then I thought about it more and I called him back. I had so much fun jamming I said, “Let’s do it.” It’s a couple shows. I want to connect with the fans. It is the right time. We’re just going slow right now. We’re just gonna do those couple shows and see what happens. Just have a good time.”
Korn’s last studio album, The Path of Totality, came out almost exactly a year ago on Roadrunner Records, and they are currently writing a follow-up album. Their last album with Head on guitar, Take a Look in the Mirror, came out in 2003, two years before his departure.