Korn’s Head Says Evanescence’s ‘Bring Me To Life’ Helped Him Begin A New Life
In a recent interview with Rock Sound, Korn‘s Brian ‘Head’ Welch shared his thoughts about how Evanescence‘s ‘Bring Me To Life’ has encouraged him to change the trajectory of his life.
Evanescence and Korn are hitting the road once again for their joint tour, which will end in mid-September. The two bands had crossed paths in 2007 when they set off together for the Family Values tour. This decision was a follow-up to Jonathan Davis and Amy Lee’s duet of Korn’s ‘Freak on a Leash’ from that year’s MTV Unplugged show.
In 2005, Korn announced Welch’s departure. It was revealed that Welch had chosen to lean into Christianity and dedicate his life and work to Jesus Christ. Until his decision, the guitarist had struggled with drug and alcohol addiction and spiraled out of control. Welch then got baptized and went sober by meditating. He ultimately reunited with the band in 2013.
Brian ‘Head’ Welch stated that when he was at the peak of his drug use, he constantly listened to Evanescence’s ‘Bring Me To Life. He disclosed that the song was what he needed to find hope and turn a new page. Amy Lee’s voice and the song’s touching lyrics seem to have truly inspired Welch to take control of his life.
The Head’s words on Evanescence’s ‘Bring Me To Life’:
“I told Amy before that when I was like messed up on drugs; I was blaring that ‘Bring Me to Life’ song, and it was like talking to me, you know what I mean, and so that’s what I needed. I needed a new beginning.”
You can watch a clip from the interview below.