Brian ‘Head’ Welch left nu-metal KoRn after becoming a Christian, his need to get free from alcohol and drugs abuse and the urgency to spend more time with his daughter Jennea. As a single parent, still struggling with depressions and anger, Welch fought his way out with the help of God, friends, and family. Whereas his first book Save Me from Myself, this second With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles and Mistakes on My Way Back to KoRn, tells honestly and transparent about the many bad business decisions in the past decade, the fights and search for help to his daughter, the solo career, assembling his band, Love and Death, and ultimately his reunion with his friends in KoRn and handing over Jeannea to the Awakening Youth program.
Welch lost (almost) everything, but kept his faith. Christian friends who betrayed him as business partner. Many lawsuits, and ultimately going bankrupt. The author is bloody serious about prayers being answered, Jesus Christ showing himself in troubled times, and life-changing miracles he was able to see parenting, reaching out after concerts or reading emails from fans. He tells about both fellow Christians who don’t accept his role in the metal scene or the many tattoos on his body. Yet, there’s another set of people you wouldn’t expect to appear in Welch’s world. People ranging from Michael W. Smith, and RED, Paramore singer Hayley Williams‘ mother to the Bethel Church with its worship bands and leaders like Bethel Music, Jesus Culture, and Jenn Johnson. The letter from Jennea at the end of the book is a fine statement of how people can change and testify of the strong bond of love between parents and children.
About the author
Brian “Head” Welch is the cofounder and lead guitarist of the Grammy Award–winning, multi-platinum metal band KoRn. He is also the bestselling author of the book Save Me from Myself. He lives in Nashville, TN.