Former KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch spoke with Fox News Channel about the release of his first solo album, "Save Me From Myself", and his decision to leave the chart-topping group at the height of its success. "It was very hard," Welch said of his departure from KORN. "It was so hard that I wussed out and I sent them a 'Dear John' letter. Like 'Hey guys, I can't talk to you, but this is hard for me, I love you, but I gotta quit and there's nothing left to talk about. I don't care about the money. The million-dollar contract we're getting ready to sign, I gotta do something.'"
Watch the interview below.
"Save Me From Myself", sold 7,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 63 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on September 9 through Driven Music Group (distribution by Ryko/Warner Music Group), the label Welch co-founded with music execs Greg Shanaberger and Mark Nawara.
"Save Me From Myself" was produced by Head, who recorded the music off and on for the past two years in Phoenix, Arizona. It features renowned musicians Tony Levin (PETER GABRIEL, DAVID BOWIE) and Josh Freese (A PERFECT CIRCLE, NINE INCH NAILS), and was mixed by Ralph Patlan and Bob Clearmountain. It's a testimony of Head's life as he battled with drug addiction and leaving KORN, and finding spirituality.