With Korn and ex-guitarist Brian "Head" Welch reuniting for four shows this spring and summer -- two in Germany, one in the U.S. and one in England -- the next question is whether a full tour or a new album together is possible. Welch told Rolling Stone, "We're going slow. We're hanging out when I've got time, but I've got my album out, and they're busy doing their stuff. But I'd say anything is possible right now."
Welch added, "For people to see this, I think it's just really uplifting. I never thought it would happen, and I'm not sure they did either. The fans just love it, because a lot of the fans back in the day were like, suicidal, and from broken homes and abuse. They looked up to us like their family. And to see their family split up was hard on them. To get it put back together, there is a joy around the people who care about it."
- Welch was also asked whether he thought Korn would ever consider playing one full album live from front to back. He replied, "I think that would be kind of cool to do somewhere, sometime. Like the very first (self-titled 1994 debut)."
- The guitarist has just released a new album with his band Love And Death and plans to tour in support of it.
- Korn has recently been working on the follow-up to its 10th studio album, 2011's The Path Of Totality.
- Welch will play with Korn in the U.S. at the Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio this May.
WHAT DO YOU THINK??
- Should Korn and Welch stop dancing around the subject and just reunite?
- Do you think Welch wants to play full-time in Korn again?
- Should he ask his daughter how she would feel about it, since he originally left at least partly to take care of her?
INTERNET COMMENTS at Loudwire and Blabbermouth -- agree or not?
William Veryzer wrote: "thought it was interesting to see head posted a pic of him in a studio 2 days ago...if u look closely,its the same studio korn is recording there new album with don gilmore :)"
Stan567 wrote: "Despite all the critics, their first albums were really good, and pretty revolutionnary back in the days."
Dangermetal wrote: "Tour in support of your New Album these next couple months then go back to KORN. They need you more than you need them. Sad, but true."
DamienKain wrote: "The band lost their edge when he left. They're ok, but everyone had to see that he was a big part of their sound. But he also needed them as well. His only solo album wasnt really any good. They all need each other to be mighty once again."
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