Brian Welch Says Korn Has Never Been An Encore Band And Explains Why They Refuse To Do Them
Korn guitarist Brian Head Welch spoke in a recent interview with Bringin’ it Backwards and revealed why they don’t really like to do an encore in the shows.
As you might already familiar with the live show culture, most of the time people will cheer for the band to return to the stage at the end of the show, and most of the time they will come back and play at least one more song for the fans.
However, Korn is one of the few bands who don’t like to do that, and Brian Head Welch wanted to explain why they don’t prefer to get back on the stage once more in the conversation.
Brian stated that they are giving all their efforts during the live show that there is no energy left for them to continue. Because of that, they don’t really like to do encores in their live shows.
Here is what Brian Head Welch said:
“We never have been an encore band, man. We would debate about it, saying, ‘It’s so cheesy, man. It’s so cheesy. They want it so bad, but…’ We don’t do encores. We would tell people in the press, ‘We don’t do encores. We give it our all, and then we’re done.’
And then fans started getting mad, especially fans in different countries. They’re, like, ‘It’s disrespectful if you don’t come back out.’ So we had to do it. And to this day, we don’t really love it. ‘Cause everybody expects it, and they don’t really cheer for it now. They’re just, like, ‘Okay.’
It’s, like, you wanna be done, and then the crowd to demand you back out with applause. That’s what the encores were meant for. But that’s all gone to shit now.”
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