Korn’s Brian Head Welch Explains What He Thinks About Corey Taylor And Maynard James Keenan
In an interview with Metal Hammer, Korn guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch talked about his side project, Love & Death, and compared his work to the sidebands of well-known musicians like Maynard James Keenan and Corey Taylor.
As you may know, Brian Welch founded a Christian metal band named Love & Death back in 2012 as a re-branding of his solo music project. The band’s debut and the only album, ‘Between Here & Lost,’ was released in 2013, consisted of 11 tracks, and received positive reviews from critics.
Earlier in 2020, Welch announced the new album of the band titled ‘Perfectly Preserved‘ which is planned to be released on February 12, 2021. The song named ‘Down’ already released as the album’s lead single.
Recently, Brian Welch joined an interview and answered questions about his side project, Love & Death. During the conversation, Brian mentioned that no matter what happens with his sideband, Korn has always been his first love and his baby. He also mentioned the difference between him and other iconic musicians, such as Maynard James Keenan and Corey Taylor, who have side projects as well.
According to Welch, unlike his case, it was easier for Keenan and Taylor to go off and do other bands, A Perfect Circle and Stone Sour, since they are the most famous figures in their original bands. He claimed that these projects might make them even bigger and more successful. However, in Brian’s case, his side project wasn’t that big and his main purpose was to make money for his bandmates since he has enough money from his work with Korn.
Here is what Brian Welch stated about Corey Taylor and Maynard James Keenan:
“Korn is my first love, Korn is my baby, Korn is firing on all cylinders right now, that’s No. 1. I don’t know if I want to go and tour as being a frontman. As far as doing records, I love doing these records, so I am going to gauge it.
Thing is, when Corey Taylor or Maynard go off and do these bands, it’s easier for them because they are the most famous figure in the band, so they can go and do these things and it’ll be bigger for them.
Love & Death isn’t that big, and I don’t want to be touring clubs and not making money for my guys. I’ll do it for free, I don’t care, but I want to get out there and make JR some money! He’s mid-20s and I want him to see some reward from this, I make enough money from Korn that I’d do it for nothing, just for the love of doing it, but it has to make financial sense for the other guys, just being honest. But, we’ll see, maybe festival season in Europe.”
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