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Tuesday 1st March 2005

Rumours that Korn and their guitarist have parted ways are true

THE GUITARIST and founding member of million selling hard rock band Korn, Brian 'Head' 'Welch, has left the group and rededicated his life to Christianity, according to the group's management. A statement from the band read, 'Korn has parted ways with guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch, who has chosen Jesus Christ as his Savior (sic), and will be dedicating his musical pursuits to that end. Korn respects Brian's wishes and hopes he finds the happiness he's searching for." The announcement puts to rest weeks of rumours that Welch was unhappy with Korn's direction. On February 8, he had apparently written a "letter of resignation" to the band's management. In the note, Welch detailed a long list of reasons for leaving the band, including increased moral objections to Korn's music and videos. In particular, he was upset by how he was portrayed in the clip for their cover of Cameo's 'Word Up', off their recently released 'Greatest Hits, Vol 1' album. In the video, Welch's face was superimposed on a dog patrolling a strip club. CR

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