Credit: Alonso Murillo
Brian “Head” Welch was born June 19, 1970. He grew up in Bakersfield, California. At the tender age of 11, Head picked up a guitar and found his original calling. Barely out of high school, he helped found the nu-metal band Korn. The band quickly became a Grammy® award-winning, multi-Platinum selling band, and quickly rose to the top of the music world while selling some 40 million records internationally.
In early 2005, Head rocked the music world by announcing his resignation from Korn. At the time, Head was committed to moving away from the crazy Korn life to continue to care for his daughter Jennea, as a single father. Additionally, Head committed his life to Christ with the goal of touching people’s lives and giving back to those most desperately in need.
Only months from his Korn exodus, Head traveled to India to open up his first Head Home, an orphanage that provided housing, food, and education to some 200 orphans in the most unreachable parts of India. Head also continued other philanthropic efforts in other areas in the United States. Additionally, he continued his real estate investments and other small business ventures. Thereafter, Head began composing and recording his debut album. Nearly completed in 2007, Head spent the first quarter of 2008 editing and mixing the debut album, and joined forces with Greg Shanaberger and Mark Nawara to create Driven Music Group.
Significantly, and perhaps most importantly, upon his resignation from Korn, Head made clear to the music world that although he had retired from Korn, he had not retired from the music and entertainment industry. With his new found calling; Head is committed to changing the youth of this nation through his music and other entertainment ventures. In this regard, Head penned a biography of his life, picked up and released by HarperCollins Publishers in July 2007, entitled, Save Me From Myself. The book quickly hit the New York Times “Best Seller” list (non-fiction). Harper was so impressed, it quickly exercised its option for yet a second book shortly after the release of Head’s first book. The second book, Washed by Blood, is set for release June 24, 2008.
In the interim, Head has been in the recording studio completing his debut album—a Korn-esque sound, but with a positive message. The debut album, FLUSH, is set for release on September 9, 2008. The first single from FLUSH will be available exclusively on iTunes on July 8, 2008. Significantly, albums two and three have already been written and composed, and are tentatively set for release in 2009 and 2010.
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