Brian “Head” Welch's new band, Love and Death, released their debut album, Between Here & Lost, January 22 on Tooth & Nail. On the new disc, a melodic, ethereal experience, the former Korn guitarist is joined by teenage guitar phenom J.R. Bareis, bassist Michael Valentine and drummer Dan Johnson.
The sight of Steve Vai conversing amiably in his Hollywood studio with Korn's James "Munky" Shaffer and Incubus' Mike Einziger, both of whom could serve as alternative poster boys, is surprising, to say the least. But these guitarists, their dreadlocks, Adidas trainers and baggy pants notwithstanding, have come not to bury Vai, but to praise him.
Every so often, I come across a stompbox I never even knew existed and — more often than not — surprises me in how good it sounds. Majik Box’s Krush Distortion is the signature pedal of James “Munky” Shaffer, guitarist from renowned nu-metal band Korn, and is the kind of pedal that provokes a wicked grin in the kind of distortion it dishes out.
Fans on-hand for Korn's set at this past weekend's Carolina Rebellion festival were in for a treat, as longtime Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch joined his former band on stage for a rendition of their 1994 hit "Blind." You can check out fan-filmed footage of the performance below.