Former KORN Guitarist Explains His Departure: Audio Available

February 22, 2005

A 50-second audio clip of former KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch discussing his departure from the group with the Bakersfield, California station KRAB-FM on Sunday (Feb. 20) has been made available for download at the KORN fan site

Welch, a founding member of KORN, left the band in order to rededicate his life to Christianity, according to the group's management.

"I had it in my heart to come here and explain to you," Welch reportedly said during the KRAB-FM interview. "I'm good friends with KORN. I love those guys, and they love me, and they're very happy for me."

Addressing the aggressive tone of the music he made with KORN, Welch said, "Anger is a good thing, and if kids want to listen to KORN, good, but there's happiness after the anger. I'm going to show it through my actions how much I love my fans."

Welch added that he would be appearing at the Valley Bible Fellowship in Bakersfield, California on Sunday (Feb. 27),during which time he would "speak [about] how I got to this place in my life, and I'll answer all your questions."

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