Korn’s Brian Welch Explains Why He Wasn’t A Fan Of Anthony Kiedis And Red Hot Chili Peppers At First


Korn guitarist Brian Welch opened up about how he felt about Red Hot Chili Peppers as a teenager during an interview with Truth Seekah, and apparently, Welch wasn’t a huge fan of the band’s style along with the way frontman Anthony Kiedis sings.

As many of you might recall, Brian Welch revealed his true opinions about the legendary frontman Anthony Kiedis during an interview couple of months ago. As the iconic guitarist stated, Kiedis was irritating according to Korn’s guitarist and he stated that he felt like he wasn’t able to sing, only to change his mind later on.

Here is what Brian Welch said:

“I didn’t get the Chili Peppers; the guy couldn’t sing – the bass was good, but Anthony Kiedis was just annoying to me.”

During a recent interview, Korn guitarist revealed that he thought Red Hot Chili Peppers did not have anything unique about them as a teenager, and while the instrument part of the band was great, it was the frontman Anthony Kiedis who felt off to Welch due to his singing style.

However, just like everybody else, Brian Welch also fell in love with their music as time went right before bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Faith No More exploded in the whole world. Welch stated that he’s happy to explore those band’s beauty before the world did.

Here is what Welch said:

“I was taking shots every day at Anthony Kiedis and the Chili Peppers when I was 18. I was coming out of Dio, Ozzy Osbourne, Yngwie Malmsteen, Motley Crue, and I’m like, ‘I don’t want to hear some guy *imitates RHCP* I’m like, ‘There’s no talent, anybody can do that!‘ That’s what I thought, and then ‘Mother’s Milk’ came out, and I just was like, the musicianship, I mean, obviously, I wasn’t talking smack about it.

The early Chili Peppers bass was killer and everything, I just loved my ’80s. And Anthony was just, he was just going in a different direction, and then I caught it, and I’m like, ‘Dude…’ Then I fell in love with it. I really love Faith No More because they went darker, they went more minor music, and Chili Peppers was more funk, and then the whole world grabbed on to that stuff, and I’m happy to say that before those two bands exploded, I came around. So I was a little early to the party when we think about the whole world and then exploding to that level, but yeah, I was like anti-all-that.”

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