During a recent interview with Loudersound, Korn, and Love and Death guitarist, Brian ‘Head‘ Welch, talked about the future of Korn and revealed a recent conversation that he had with his childhood friend and bandmate Munky on this matter.
As you know, Brian Welch co-founded Korn with his childhood friends back in 1993, and the band achieved mainstream success upon the release of their third album ‘Follow the Leader‘ in 1998, which debuted No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts. However, after 12 years of success, Welch decided to quit the band as he had ‘chosen the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior, and will be dedicating his musical pursuits to that end.’
Some years later, he reunited with his band and in fact, just some days ago Jonathan Davis announced that they have finished writing up that band’s new album. In his recent interview, Brian Welch shared the details of a conversation that he had with Munky, which he initiated by asking him whether they are going to be ‘Rolling Stones wannabes‘ or are they going to retire at some point.
Welch said that they don’t know yet as the fans still clearly want to see them on stage, which encourages them to keep working on their music. However, he went on to say that he would like to ‘go out on arena level rather than getting bumped back down to clubs’ because he would prefer to see the band grow rather ‘go downhill.’
This is what Brian Welch responded when asked about what the future holds for Korn:
“You know, I was talking to Munky the other day, like ‘Munky, how long are you planning to go man? Are we gonna be Rolling Stones wannabes, or do we wanna retire at some point and do something else?’ The truth is… we don’t know. We left it knowing it’s gotta be the fans’ decision in the end; so long as they want us, we could just keep going.
At the same time, I was sat thinking how cool it’d be to go out on arena level rather than getting bumped back down to clubs or whatever. Smaller venues are fun because of how intimate you can get, but we don’t just wanna watch the band grow old and go downhill. I’d love to go out on top, man. But again, we could probably achieve that by maybe playing more sparingly, go out, and only do special events so it’s more of an event. I don’t really see us doing full tours into our 80s, you know?”
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