Guitarist Brian "Head" Welch Says “It Was Time” to Reunite with Korn for Rock on the Range Festival
Korn fans got some good news on Thursday when the band revealed that they'll be performing with former guitarist Brian "Head" Welch at the upcoming Rock on the Range festival. Welch says that the invitation to join the band at the event took him by surprise.
“It's a bit surreal because I didn't expect it to happen,” he tells ARTISTDirect. “We have no hate for each other like some of these other bands that haven't talked in years. When they hit me up about the shows this year, to me, it was time.”
In addition to performing with Korn at Rock on the Range, which takes place May 17-19 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, Welch will perform two full concerts with the guys later this year in Germany. Those shows will take place at the Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals on June 7-9, in the towns of Nürburgring and Nürnberg, respectively.
Alice in Chains, Limp Bizkit and Lynyrd Skynyrd to Headline Welcome to Rockville Festival
Alice in Chains, Limp Bizkit and Lynyrd Skynyrd have signed on to headline the third annual Welcome to Rockville festival, which will be held April 27-28 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, FL. 3 Doors Down, Shinedown, Stone Sour and Papa Roach are also on the bill, along with Disturbed frontman David Draiman’s new side project, Device.
Two-day passes for the festival start at $99.50 and will go on sale on Tuesday. Check out WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com for a full lineup and ticket details.
Courtney Love Says Dave Grohl Owes Her "Very Large Sum" of Lost Nirvana Revenue
Courtney Love clearly is still in a fighting mood when it comes to her ongoing dispute with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl over lost Nirvana revenue. The singer claims that the former Nirvana drummer hasn’t been dividing up the band’s profits fairly and that she hasn’t received everything she’s owed.
"The point is, it's about a very large sum of money that they have taken and it's incredibly sophisticated," she tells ABC News. "So the problem with me and Dave is, he is mindlessly rich just from the Foo Fighters? My question is, why does he need all the Nirvana money?" Love adds that she has recently hired a woman named Caroline Egan, who she described as “her banker,” to look into the matter.
In other Love news, the singer recently revealed to Rolling Stone that she's working on new solo material, which Courtney says includes a “really fast rock song” titled “This Is War,” produced by former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha. Love has said that she hopes to release “This Is War” on February 7.
Linkin Park Designs Limited Edition Boots for Charity
Linkin Park has helped design a new pair of boots for shoe company Sebago. The limited edition kicks, dubbed the Jungle X, are available only in black and will run you $250. Proceeds from the sales will go towards LP's non-profit organization, Music for Relief, which will offer aid those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
In other LP news, the band recently announced that their first four albums -- Hybrid Theory, Meteora, Minutes to Midnight and A Thousand Suns -- have now been specially mastered for iTunes. Each new version of the albums offered at the digital retailer’s store will include bonus unreleased tracks and remixes. In addition, a newly-mastered version of the band’s 2002 remix album, Reanimation, is also available on iTunes.