Former KORN Guitarist Talks About Drug Abuse, Finding God; Video Available
September 18, 2007
Former KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch was a guest on the Christian program "The Harvest Show" recently to talk about his past drug abuse and his new memoir, "Save Me from Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs, and Lived to Tell My Story". Watch the interview in three parts below.
For more than a decade, Brian "Head" Welch was lead guitarist for the controversial rock band KORN, but in early 2005 he shocked the international music community when he abruptly quit the band and announced that he had been saved by Jesus Christ. His announcement in front of 10,000 people in Bakersfield, California set off a media frenzy, as people from around the world sought to understand what led this rock star into the light.
Now, his story the revealing and courageous memoir, "Save Me From Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs, and Lived to Tell My Story" (Harper One Books),rocketed into the New York Times bestsellers list after its first week of publication, debuting at #20 on the "Non-Fiction" list.
In the book, Welch talks for the first time about how his tumultuous life with the band led to his surprising decision to quit KORN.
"The enthusiasm from KORN's early days was gone. I just sat there in so much dark depression . . . . How did I get here? . . . Why is my life such a nightmare? . . . It felt like I was under a curse, honestly. I was stuck. And it didn't look like I was ever going to get out."
Welch recently completed a nationwide book tour. A solo album is in the works for 2008.