Ex-Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch is heading out on the second leg of his first-ever solo tour in support of his critically acclaimed debut album, SAVE ME FROM MYSELF, which was released September 9, 2008 on his Driven Music Group label (distribution by Ryko/Warner Music Group).
He lands in Los Angeles at the Whisky on Friday, August 14.
At the time of his resignation from Korn, Head made it clear that although he had retired from Korn, he had not retired from the music and entertainment industry. With his new calling, Head has committed to changing the youth of America through his music and other entertainment ventures, including his autobiography, Save Me From Myself, which was released in July 2007 by HarperCollins.
It quickly landed on the New York Times “Best Seller” list (non-fiction) and has sold over 70,000 copies. Head’s team at HarperCollins was so impressed by the book’s success, they quickly exercised the publisher’s option for a second book, Washed By Blood, which was released June 24, 2008. It’s an edited paperback version of Save Me From Myself aimed at a younger audience and doesn’t contain the profanity and gory details of the original version. A paperback of the original Save Me From Myself was also released in June 24, 2008.
SAVE ME FROM MYSELF was produced by Head, who recorded the music off and on for the past two years in Phoenix, AZ. 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. It will leave no doubt in everyone’s mind that Head, as a founding member of Korn, has not lost his passion for the heavy sound that originally helped make his former band famous.
The album will remind listeners of Head’s dominant influence in the nu-metal sound that projected Korn to the top of the music charts for over a decade. SAVE ME FROM MYSELF can only be described as a heavy metal epic, with a positive message.
“Flush” is the album’s first single, a video for which can be seen on his website and Myspace page found at www.brianheadwelch.net and www.myspace.com/brianheadwelch.