ME FROM MYSELF:
How I found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Speed and Lived to Tell the Tale
Pub Date: 2007
* A New York Times Bestseller
The amazing true story of an out-of-control rock star, his
devastating addiction to drugs, and his miraculous redemption through
In February 2005, more than ten thousand people in Bakersfield,
California, watched as Brian "Head" Welch—the former lead
guitarist of the controversial rock band Korn—was saved by Jesus
Christ. The event set off a media frenzy as observers from around the
world sought to understand what led this rock star out of the darkness
and into the light.
Now, in this courageous memoir, Head talks for the first time about
his shocking embrace of God and the tumultuous decade that led him into
the arms of Jesus Christ. Offering a backstage pass to his time with
Korn, Head tells the inside story of his years in the band and explains
how his rock star lifestyle resulted in an all-consuming addiction to
methamphetamines. Writing openly about the tour bus mayhem of Ozzfest
and The Family Values tour, he provides a candid look at how the routine
of recording, traveling, and partying placed him in a cycle of addiction
that he could not break on his own.
Speaking honestly about his addiction, Head details his struggles
with the drug that ultimately led him to seek a higher power. Despite
his numerous attempts to free himself from meth, nothing—not even the
birth of his daughter—could spur him to kick it for good. Here Head
addresses how, with the help of God, he emerged from his dangerous
lifestyle and found a path that was not only right for his daughter, it
was right for him.
Discussing the chaotic end to his time in Korn and how his newfound
faith has influenced his relationship with his daughter, his life, and
his music, Head describes the challenging but rewarding events of the
last two years, exposing the truth about how his moments of doubt and
his hardships have only deepened his faith.
Candid, compelling, and inspirational, Save Me from Myself is
a rock 'n' roll journey unlike any other.