Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch on Tim Lambesis, Convicted on Murder-for-Hire Charges: ‘Everyone Has a Certain Breaking Point’
By Jay Tilles
Brian “Head” Welch has been very public about his drug addictions and problems with professional and family life, and in a recent post on Loudwire, the Korn guitarist relates to As I Lay Dying‘s Tim Lambesis, sentenced to six years in prison for attempting to hire a hitman to murder his wife.
In the candid post, Welch describes one of darkest, drug-rattled evenings in 2000 where he found himself with an “8-ball or two of cocaine poured out on some tables.” Welch poured out his soul to one of his band’s road crew who “had been involved in gangs in the past and at one point was very high up in the chain of command.” Welch, high as a kite, asked him what it would take to have his wife and her new boyfriend “hurt really bad… or worse.”
Fortunately for Welch, the roadie countered with, “Head, if you cross that line, you can never go back.”