Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch Pens A Letter To His Younger Self
Brian “Head” Welch (Korn/Love And Death) has penned a letter to his younger self as part of an ongoing series from Rocksound. An excerpt from the feature can be found below with the full read posted at the above-mentioned link:
“Hey lil’ B,
This may hurt a little, but you need to hear it, so brace yourself. You’re gonna grow up to be one complicated dude! You’ll be extremely happy on one hand, and extremely dark and depressed on the other. There will be a constant war between both extremes until the day you breakthrough to become the person you were meant to be. Only then will life make sense to you, let me explain.
In the future, you’re going to be given two cups to drink. In the first cup, the drink will taste very sweet. You will get everything you ever wanted and more. All of your dreams will come true. You’ll be happy & goofy and you’ll make many people laugh a lot. You’ll love life and wonder how and why such success is happening to little ol’ you. A wild, obnoxious punk rock chick will come into your life and you’ll fall in love and start a family.
Money will be no object because you will sell millions and millions of albums, and your band will be named after a vegetable. Yes, I said vegetable, but you’ll spell it wrong so it will work, trust me! At times, you will be around some of the most famous musicians of all time – from Madonna, to Paul McCartney, to Eminem, to Metallica. But remember, this is only the sweet cup, there will be another cup you will have to drink.
In the second cup, the drink will taste very sour and bitter. You will become someone that you hate. You will encounter temptations that you will have no power to overcome. You will fall into a pit of despair and won’t be able to climb out on your own. You will wish for death, but you will be too fearful to actually take your own life.
You will turn into someone that you look down on by becoming nothing but a low life drug addict. You’ll move from one drug to another, addicted and serving every drug as if they are all your masters. You will abuse yourself, your lovers and enter into a self hatred that you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. You will be rich, but your money won’t be able to help you.
You will be tired and confused and totally lost, at your dead end with no hope. But suddenly, like a truck on a freeway smacks a bug going 80 mph on the windshield – everything in your life will change in a blink of an eye.”
Korn‘s new album “The Paradigm Shift” hit stores earlier this week.