Name: Brian Phillip Welch
Brian Phillip Welch was born in Torrance, California on June 19th back in 1970. Before there was even a thought of KoRn in Brian's mind he was jamming with his future guitar counterpart. Throughout high school Brian and James "Munky" Shaffer would practice together, teaching each other guitar parts. The guys have been playing together for a good portion of their lives. This could be part of why they are the ones with that 2 guitar harmony down, they've been doing it for years!
As fate would have it Munky joined LAPD (a pre-KoRn band) and Brian hung out with them and drank their beer. They needed a touring guitarist, so they asked their dear Brian to help them out. Being the beer-loving Head we all know and love, he didn't turn down the gig.
Alcohol has been a theme in the career of Brian. Whenever you hear the story of how Limp Bizkit got their start you might hear of that "a member of KoRn" got tattooed with the word "Horn" by a drunken Fred Durst. Well, that was Head. Also, Head doesn't exactly remember the filming of the video for "Got The Life." Apparently prior to the shooting there was a little partying, and well, Head was drunk. He claims that he knows that he was there, because he's seen the video. However, he doesn't remember being there.
With a name like "Head" you must assume that there is some sort of interesting story. This isn't really the case though. According to the man himself, "...because I got a big head...go get me any hat, it won't fit! Except this one, because it's stretchy." Head is the member of KoRn who does backing vocals on various tracks. There is one song, in particular, that Head sings all of. He's the one who gets his "Tone-Loc on" for the cover of War's "Lowrider."
Head is married to Rebekkah. They have a little girl, Jennea Marie, who was born on July 6, 1998. You can site little unborn Jennea as the reasoning for KoRn pulling out of the European Ozzfest '98. Head refused to travel overseas while his wife was pregnant, considering it was such a crucial time. The band refused to play without Brian, thus they just pulled out.