Korn's Brian "Head" Welch

Brian “Head” Welch Asked His Daughter For Permission To Rejoin Korn, Calls New Album: “The Most Intense, Energetic Korn Record In 10 Years Or More”


Amid the more candid admissions in Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch‘s newly-released book, “With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles And Mistakes On My Way Back To Korn“, is that he asked for the permission of his teenage daughter Jennea to rejoin the band back in 2013. He told of that:

“When I wasn’t in the band, Korn management hit me up every year or two asking me to rejoin. I would do book signings, and they would send someone to say, “Hey, it would be cool to have you back one day.” My daughter would be here, and at 8, 9, 10 years old, she would say, “No way, Dad. You can’t go back to that band.”

So when I did talk to her about it, it wasn’t like, “Jennea, can I go back to Korn?” It was like, “How do you feel about this?” She was like, “I think it’s awesome. Those are your brothers, and you grew up with them. I think that the fans would need you,” because a lot of them are stuck back in this crazy life that I wrote about in the first book. Maybe I could go help some of them. It was just time. She knew it, and I knew it.”

As it goes for Welch‘s current run of press for the book, the topic of the band’s forthcoming new album was also discussed:

“We’re trying to finish it. It’s been about a year in the works. We’ve been saying, “What is Korn? What did we start out to do?” And it was all about the live shows. I feel like we’ve got the Korn sound and vibe, but we’ve also captured the intensity of what Korn always has been. We have 11 songs. It’s the most intense, energetic Korn record in 10 years or more. It’ll be out late summer.”

The album’s title and details, plus a new label partnership are expected to be unveiled soon.