Thursday 10 May 2012, 10:34 | By

Korn perform with former guitarist

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Brian Welch

Korn performed with former guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch at the weekend for the first time since he departed in the band in 2005. The reunion took place at the Carolina Rebellion festival at Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, North Carolina.

Welch left the band in 2005 after converting to Christianity, which he claims cured him of various drug addictions. The relationship between Welch and his former bandmates has been tense at time since he quit, but has seemingly become more friendly of late, leading to the collaboration last Saturday.

Speaking to EarplugsRequired.com Welch explained: “It wasn’t planned. I was just going [to Carolina Rebellion] because my daughter loves Chevelle and she likes Evanescene and everything … And then when we got there, we just hung out. Nothing was talked about at all; we just hung out. And then right before Korn’s set, they said, ‘Hey, you wanna jam with us?’ … So I got up and did ‘Blind’ and it was amazing. It was really fun. There was tears. It was a family moment”.

According to Blabbermouth, both Welch and Korn bassist Reginald ‘Fieldy’ Arvizu have said that a full reunion in the future was not out of the question.

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