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#199 – Brian Welch

The Life of Dad Show - Episode 199 - Brian Welch

Tommy Riles and Art Eddy are back on The Life of Dad Show. They are talking about the new site and app at Life of Dad, summer plans, and the NBA Finals. Then, the guys bring on KoRn guitarist, Brian Welch.

One of the first things that Brian “Head” Welch told us in our interview with him was that his daughter was going to graduate high school. We could hear how proud he was of his daughter in his voice. To us that is a Life of Dad moment.

Just as in anyone’s life, Brian has had his ups and downs. Welch, who is one of the guitarists and a co-founder of the band KoRn had a life-changing spiritual awakening. It freed him from a stronghold of drugs and alcohol and prompted him to leave KoRn in 2005. What followed was a decade-long trial by fire, from the perils of fathering a teen lost in depression and self-mutilation to the harsh realities of playing solo and surviving the shattering betrayal of a trusted friend. In this intensely inspiring redemption saga, perhaps most inspiring is Brian‘s radical decision to rejoin KoRn and reconcile with the tribe of people he once considered family in the metal music scene.

Brian returned to his musical roots with a clear head and a devoted heart. Brian found that God will love you into the freedom of being yourself, as long as you keep the relationship going and never, ever quit. Welch talks about this and so much more in his new book, With My Eyes Wide Open.

We had the great pleasure of talking with Brian about his new book, his music, and, most importantly, his relationship with his daughter.

Go to to purchase the book, and follow Brian on Twitter @brianheadwelch and Facebook.