Drug-addicted metal rocker turned follower of Jesus, Brian “Head” Welch has a remarkable story. From the self-obsessed, wild and chaotic lifestyle of a touring musician to a Spirit-filled man compelled to pray for his fans after their shows, the Korn guitarist has turned everything around. And he credits one person for the miraculous change: Jesus.
But while his personal testimony of faith has been widely shared, many don’t know much of the deep pain and relational heartache that has come from the tumultuous relationship Welch has had with his daughter, Jennea. This remarkable story, combined with his momentous decision to leave, and then rejoin Korn, is all featured in a new movie about his life and faith, titled, “Loud Krazy Love.”
The trailer for the movie just dropped, and you can check it out below:
IMDB’s summary of the movie reads as follows:
“At the downbeat of the new millennium there was no bigger, darker, or more deeply influential hard rock band in the world than KoRn. But for lead guitarist Brian Head Welch, a dream come true was giving way to a raging nightmare of self-loathing and addiction. Solely responsible for his grade school daughter, and managing a viscous relationship with crystal meth, Brian sought solace in the one place he never thought he could belong. Church.
Armed with an addict’s zeal, he walked away from a $23M record deal to launch himself into single-fatherhood and religion with equal abandon. But years of anger and self-abuse led Brian and his daughter to a dangerous crossroads. Suicidal, and cutting herself from arm to arm, Jennea Welch needed an intervention, and Brian needed a major dose of courage. At the end of himself, he made an even harder decision than leaving KoRn. Told with intimate access to the family and band, this genre-bending documentary delivers unprecedented access to one of rock’s most unbelievable stories of restoration.”
No official release date has been announced for the movie, though Welch announced on Instagram that a pre-screening will take place at the Grammy Museum in LA on Dec. 12. “Loud Krazy Love details the harrowing journey of Brian and his daughter Jennea growing up together with chaotic courage and unconventional faith,” notes a synopsis of the movie posted to the event page. “Far beyond a rock doc, this fearless coming-of-age story grapples with teenage depression, the quest for identity, and the hope of a father willing to do anything for the one he loves.”