Korn’s Jonathan Davis On Fieldy: “I Pray That He Can Figure It Out And Get Better And Come Back And Be A Huge Part Of This Band Again”

As previously reported, Korn bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu is currently taking a break from the band to address some “bad habits.” Now, during a recent interview with Kerrang!, frontman Jonathan Davis and guitarist Brian “Head” Welch further discussed their bandmate’s hiatus.

Welch said the following:

“The best thing to do is stay at home, be with your family, and start processing. He’s got to find that healing. I still struggle with it. I had a few slip-ups with my ‘bad habits’ three-to-four years ago, so I understand it, but I dealt with it by hitting it head-on and stopping it from becoming a problem. I’m not concerned because I know he’s going to be okay.”

Davis added:

“I love him; he’s my brother. But I watched somebody I care about die and I’m not going to fucking do that again. I refuse to. I will feel guilt for the rest of my fucking life because of that. I tried my hardest but perhaps if I’d been a little bit tougher there’d have been a different outcome. I pray that he can figure it out and get better and come back and be a huge part of this band again.”

Despite his hiatus, Arvizu will still appear on the band’s new album “Requiem” (out February 4).

We Are PIGS Premiere Music Video For “Kids” Featuring Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch & Love And Death’s J.R. Bareis

We Are PIGS have premiered a new video for their latest single “Kids.” As previously reported, that track features Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch and his Love And Death bandmate J.R. Bareis.

We Are PIGS’ Esjay Jones said the following about the song, which was inspired by HBO’s “Euphoria”:

“I was deeply troubled by its graphic and raw portrayal of sex, drugs, identity, social media and the difficulties of navigating life as a teenager today as seen on the show. It was hard to watch. I spoke to Brian about the concept – initially thinking the message was, the ‘kids aren’t alright,’ but as we started working together, we wanted to spread positivity, hope and purpose to youth with our words, and ‘kids are alright’ became the mantra.”

Welch added:

“For youth today, the world can be a particularly dark place, filled with many temptations. But there is always help available if one reaches for it as the red balloon symbolizes in the video. Giving advice to young musicians over the years, the number one thing I tell them is to strive for uniqueness!

There are so many copycats out there and the bands that stand out the most and have longevity all have a unique sound and quality to them that make them unforgettable and loved by many. We Are PIGS are so unique! When Esjay sent me the track for ‘Kids‘, I was instantly in love with it! This band doesn’t sound like any other artist out there and I’m so honored Esjay asked me and JR Bareis to be a part of this track!”

[via Metal Hammer]

Korn & Love And Death Members Guest On New We Are PIGS Song “Kids”

Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch and his Love And Death bandmate J.R. Bareis are featured on a new We Are PIGS song titled “Kids.” You can check out that track below:

We Are PIGS’ Esjay Jones said the following about the song, which was inspired by HBO’s “Euphoria”:

“I was deeply troubled by its graphic and raw portrayal of sex, drugs, identity, social media and the difficulties of navigating life as a teenager today as seen on the sow. It was hard to watch. I spoke to Brian about the concept – initially thinking the message was, the ‘kids AREN’T alright,’ but as we started working together, we wanted to spread positivity, hope and purpose to youth with our words, and ‘kids are alright’ became the mantra.”

Welch added:

“Giving advice to young musicians over the years, the number one thing I tell them is to strive for uniqueness! There are so many copycats out there and the bands that stand out the most and have longevity all have a unique sound and quality to them that make them unforgettable and loved by many. We are PIGS are so unique! When Esjay sent me the track for ‘Kids,’ I was instantly in love with it! This band doesn’t sound like any other artist out there and I’m so honored Esjay asked me and JR Bareis to be a part of this track!”

A portion of the proceeds from “Kids” will go towards We Are Moving The Needle and The Whosoevers Movement

[via Outburn]

Korn’s Jonathan Davis Is “Still Struggling With COVID After-Effects”

Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch has offered a health update on his bandmate Jonathan Davis, who recently had a battle with COVID-19. The singer, who has been performing with a throne at recent live shows, is “still struggling with COVID after-effects.” Welch said the following:

“Shoutout to Indianapolis/Noblesville, Indiana… My God, you guys gave us so much love last night. We appreciate you so much. Jonathan Davis is still struggling with the COVID after-effects. He’s physically weak and having a mental battle. And any type of love, light and energy you can throw at him — prayers, all of it. We have shows coming up, so all of you guys, check the dates. Whatever show you’re going to, throw him some love and energy, man — he needs you more than ever.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch Clarifies Comments He Made Regarding His “Early Fanaticism With Christianity”

As previously reported, Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch recently made headlines after saying that he thinks he “went too far” with his initial obsession with Christianity. Now, the guitarist has taken to social media to clarify his comments.

Welch said the following:

“Some have taken my words out of context, but I do have a tendency to ramble without articulating my heart’s intent clear enough, which is typical when a person with A.D.D. tries to juggle the inflow of dozens of thoughts coming in at once. 😁

Let me shed some more light here: I was trying to address my early fanaticism with Christianity. Do I regret taking some much needed time away from Korn? Not at all. I enjoyed some of the best years of my life with my daughter, making precious memories with her I wouldn’t have been able to make if I would’ve stayed.

But some of the choices I made were reminiscent of a true fanatic: I ripped Jennea out of public school because it was’t a “Christian” school. One day, I left my house with her out of the blue and NEVER returned and I hired someone I barely knew to sell all of our furniture and bring our personal items to AZ; expensive items went missing of course!

I joined a group of Christians in AZ that ended up resembling a cult and the leader squandered all my money away! And finally, I gave my mom “The Book of Christian Martyrs” and told her that was who I wanted to be! These are only a few of the fanatical decisions I made, and they did damage to Jennea, and still effect her negatively in some ways to this day.

What I will never regret though, is giving my entire being to Christ and I will share my story until the day I die. Sharing your story of faith is way different than shoving scripture down people’s throats in a heartless way as I was trying to convey in this interview with our old friend Robb.

Jesus Christ is my whole life’s foundation. When the storms come, AND THEY WILL COME, my life will not crumble because my foundation is very secure. I have found true rest in the depths of my soul. Matthew 11:28; the first scripture that I found–my first scripture tattoo–came true for me in EVERY way. This life I’ve discovered is so real! I’m so glad I’ve never walked away from Christ like many have, AND I NEVER WILL! Take that you overly religious Christian haters 😂🤘”

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Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch Says He May Have “Went Too Far” With His Initial Obsession With Christianity

During a recent appearance on Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn‘s “No Fuckin’ Regrets With Robb Flynn” podcast, Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch discussed becoming a born-again Christian in 2005. The guitarist says he thinks he initially “went too far” with the religion and that he ended up becoming “obsessed.”

Welch said the following:

“The crazy thing is I had an experience with something from another dimension. And it wasn’t the religion — going to church and being a good boy — it was, like, I felt something come into my house, and I can’t explain it to this day. But I believe that it was Christ doing something in me.

So that was real — that was very real. But yes, I think I went too far with it. And I got obsessed with it, just like I was obsessed with the drugs. I believe I did, for sure. And I had to come out of that and find normalcy, because there’s nothing worse than a freakin’ irritating religious person just shoving it down your throat — there’s nothing worse than that. And you saw it on the documentary [‘Loud Krazy Love‘], Jonathan’s [Davis, Korn singer], like, ‘I hate those motherfuckers.’

People can’t stand ’em. And for years, we’ve had those Christians outside of Korn concerts, saying Korn of the devil, and all this. It’s crazy — it’s a crazy thing. But I’m just glad I got through it. And I’m glad that I am who I am now, and I have a lot of peace and rest for my soul. I feel very leveled and at peace with myself.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch: “We’re Trying To Come Up With Something Fresh And New For 2021 And Beyond”

During a recent interview with Rock Sound, Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch talked a bit about the band’s current plans. According to him, the group are “trying to come up with something fresh and new for 2021 and beyond.”

Welch said the following:

“We’ve got some big plans coming this year we’re gonna announce. I’ve been flying all over the place and seeing the KORN guys. And we have some really exciting news coming this year. So our fans are gonna be ready to do some cool stuff with us this year.

A lot of stuff has been going on. But, yeah, we’re trying to come up with some unique things. I know a lot of people are gonna come out with new music, because you’re stuck at home, and there’s nothing else to do but write music, so it’s pretty obvious that people are working on music. But we’re coming up with a lot more cool ideas than just music. We’re just really brainstorming about how to do something new and fresh. ‘Cause we’ve been around so long. You’ve got bands like TOOL and SYSTEM OF A DOWN — these other bands that go away. Even DISTURBED was gone for, like five years. BREAKING BENJAMIN was gone four years or something. KORN is always just ‘go, go, go.’ And so we’re really just regrouping and trying to come up with something fresh and new for 2021 and beyond, to just make it exciting again. ‘Cause we’re still excited. And so we wanna make things exciting for our fans and just have a good time. So we’ll be announcing something pretty soon.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Brian “Head” Welch Says Korn Have “Some Really Exciting News” Coming Soon

During a recent interview with Kerrang!, Brian “Head” Welch offered an update on Korn’s current plans. According to him, the band have “some really exciting news” coming soon.

Welch said the following:

“I asked the manager, because I’m doing Love And Death but I know people are going to ask me about Korn, and he said, ‘just tell them the truth. Tell them that you’ve been getting together with them, you’re working on some stuff, and that we’ve got some really exciting news coming out. I think we’re gonna make some kind of announcement pretty soon, and that’s pretty much all I can say.”

He also added:

“I think it’s no secret that every band is getting together and there’s probably going to be a lot of records coming out. We’ve been throwing ideas back and forth, but it’s been hard because of the pandemic and whatnot because Munky lives in Los Angeles – right in the thick of it. One in five people has it there. Thank god Munky has not got it, he lives with his wife and her family, and his mother-in-law, they’ve gotta be careful with her.

It’s been really crazy, but we managed to get together and we’re deciding what we’re gonna do, but we’re coming up with some cool ideas and are hopefully going to make an announcement pretty soon.”

Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch Signs With Earache Records For New Love And Death Album

According to Straight 8 Entertainment, Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch has signed a new deal with Earache Records for his new Love And Death album. The effort will be released early next year with the label set to “handle international distribution for both physical and digital formats.”