The amazing true story of an out-of-control rock star, his devastating addiction to drugs, and his miraculous redemption through Jesus Christ
In February 2005, more than ten thousand people in Bakersfield, California, watched as Brian “Head” Welch—the former lead guitarist of the controversial rock band Korn—was saved by Jesus Christ. The event set off a media frenzy as observers from around the world sought to understand what led this rock star out of the darkness and into the light.
Now, in this courageous memoir, Head talks for the first time about his shocking embrace of God and the tumultuous decade that led him into the arms of Jesus Christ. Offering a backstage pass to his time with Korn, Head tells the inside story of his years in the band and explains how his rock star lifestyle resulted in an all-consuming addiction to methamphetamine. Writing openly about the tour bus mayhem of Ozzfest and the Family Values Tour, he provides a candid look at how the routine of recording, traveling, and partying placed him in a cycle of addiction that he could not break on his own.
Speaking honestly about his addiction, Head details his struggles with the drug that ultimately led him to seek a higher power. Despite his numerous attempts to free himself from meth, nothing—not even the birth of his daughter—could spur him to kick it for good. Here Head addresses how, with the help of God, he emerged from his dangerous lifestyle and found a path that was not only right for his daughter, it was right for him.
Discussing the chaotic end to his time in Korn and how his newfound faith has influenced his relationship with his daughter, his life, and his music, Head describes the challenging but rewarding events of previous years, exposing the truth about how his moments of doubt and his hardships have only deepened his faith.
Candid, compelling, and inspirational, Save Me from Myself is a rock ’n’ roll journey unlike any other.
great book now everything he did makes sense to me
I really like this book and I think if you're a korn fan or metal fan you'll understand what he went through after you read this and really think about the situations he put himself in. I was kinda with most people when I 1st heard he left but after I read this it all made sense to me after I finished this book. plus you also get some stories for songs on his 1st album along with everything else be ready for that.
You have always been an important part in my life for as long as I can remember. I listened to Korn starting in 5th grade and continued over the years and am now 22, married and in the military. I've been going through alot of personal struggles and have slipped off the path the lord has set me on. My brother knows this and referred me to this book. I didn't put it down for 8 hours yesterday and finished it today. Thank you so much Brian. I have already started to rethink my ways and have already started talking to my wife more openly about my problems. This book is inspirational, well rounded, and for any die hard Korn fan, will definitely take you for a spin. Again, thank you brian
This is a truly incredible story. Great job Mr Welch, your bravery and courage is an inspiration to everyone