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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Lesson of the day: God hates metal bands

Korn Guitarist Finds God, Leaves Band

Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has parted ways with the hard rock act, citing a recent religious awakening.

Welch broke the news Sunday on Bakersfield, Calif., station KRAB-FM.

"I had it in my heart to come here and explain to you," Welch said. "I'm good friends with Korn. I love those guys, and they love me, and they're very happy for me."

Addressing the aggressive tone of the music he made with Korn, Welch said, "Anger is a good thing, and if kids want to listen to Korn, good, but there's happiness after the anger. I'm going to show it through my actions how much I love my fans."

Welch added that he would be appearing at a local church on Feb. 27, during which time he would "speak (about) how I got to this place in my life, and I'll answer all your questions."


Rock band loses everything to fire

Next week.

Members of the heavy metal rock band The Esoteric said that's when they had been planning to buy renter's insurance for their "House of Metal" at 820 Ohio.

But an early morning house fire Tuesday beat the band to the punch, leaving burnt remains of guitars and amps floating in the basement that had been a practice space and recording studio.

"We're very thankful to be standing here right now because it was close," said Marshall Kilpatrick, who fled the house with fellow band member Steve Cruz about 3 a.m.

Cruz said he was watching the director's cut of "Donnie Darko" in his room when he first smelled "something horrible."

He discovered flames and thick smoke creeping from the basement into the kitchen and alerted housemate Kilpatrick.


Interesting that they were getting their Darko on when while the house starting to burn.

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