Launch Radio Networks reports: Former KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has come clean about his past drug abuse in his new memoir, "Save Me from Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs, and Lived to Tell My Story". Welch told Launch that he was in especially bad shape the last two years before he left KORN in early 2005. "2003 is when I started using speed every day," he said. "Meth. I got hooked on meth and in order to get up and function, even play the show, I had to snort lines, you know. And I told myself, 'I'll do this tour, I'll do this Ozzfest, and I'll do meth the whole time and I'll go home and check into a rehab.'And it scared me, you know, 'cause I was like coming
?? every month I would tell myself, 'I'm gonna stop this tour,'and I wouldn't be able to do it. Like a fear would come over me. I was just trapped."
Welch's book chronicles his life, his career with KORN and his recent embrace of Christianity.
The guitarist told the Bakersfield Californian last week that his biggest regret about his time with the band was "punching my wife."
Welch intends to release his first solo album later this year.
KORN will issue its untitled eighth studio effort at the end of this month.
Welch's current replacement in KORN, touring guitarist Clint Lowery, was arrested on Thursday (July 5) at the Hodokvas Festival in Piestany, Slovakia after a "wild, drunken night" at the event, which ended with the guitarist trashing his room. Lowery was released the following afternoon from police custody after apologizing and paying for the damages.