Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch Recalls Past Drug-Fueled Performance On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch says his recent performance with the band on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!‘ was a much different experience than his last time on the show back in 2004. Welch shared the following tale of that via his latest HeAd’s KoRner column on here:
“I hadn’t played ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ since sometime in 2004. Somehow I remember that day pretty well. I was loaded on meth and Xanex, which I’m sure you know by now was the norm for me back in the day.
So yeah, one day back in 2004, I was up the entire night before the ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ appearance snorting lines and trying to write a “musical masterpiece” on meth, LOL. When I realized I had snorted lines into the next day, I was very paranoid that I would look like a crackhead on TV, so around noon on the ‘Kimmel’ show day, I started drinking and taking Xanex to help take the “crackheadness” away from my countenance… haha… what a loser!
So, by the time the show started, I swallowed enough Xanex and Coors Light to get my hands to stop shaking from the meth, and I ended up playing decent … I think.
I remember talking to Kimmel on the side of the stage all paranoid, wondering if he thought I was a crackhead, haha. Thank God I can laugh about it now!
Fast-forward to the ‘Kimmel’ show we taped last week – night and day difference from 2004! I brought my parents to the show and they watched the entire taping inside with Kimmel’s other guests; ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ cast.
The bands that perform on Kimmel aren’t allowed to watch the interview sessions of the show as they’re being taped, so I at least wanted my parents to experience it. My daughter came as well. She flew out from her school to hang. She’s a crazy teenage rocker so she got in the crowd and watched from the crowd, front & center!
JD and Fieldy had their kids with ‘em, as well, so it was a cool family night. I saw Kimmel on the stage like back in 2004, so I walked up and hugged him because I was so stoked I wasn’t on meth this time, LOL. I don’t even know if he remembered me, but I don’t care… everyone needs a hug once in a while!”
Footage of the 2004 appearance Welch refers to can be seen below: