Last month, Korn launched a headlining tour and one of their opening acts was the Japanese J-pop/metal sensation BABYMETAL. Clearly, at least one member of Korn was a big fan. First, "Head" was spotted watching the band at early stops of the tour:
megitsune#BABYMETAL #Korn #SOSTour #Albuquerque pic.twitter.com/LMEAy7Ijqn
— Wednesday (@wednesday_xxx) June 19, 2017
Eventually, I'm assuming "Head" had so much fun, he decided to join the band on stage as well, during at least one stop of the tour.
#HEAD: Brian Welch of #Korn was special guest of #BABYMETAL playing guitar during Gimme Chocolate in #Nampa #Idaho! https://t.co/1Zz4ZOeHkW pic.twitter.com/wltWK7hv7u
— BABYMETAL Newswire (@babymetalnews_) June 26, 2017
Now KORN have released some video footage of Head getting into Babymetal corpse paint and joining the band on stage, to the delight of all the BABYMETAL members. It's always great to see tour mates having a good time and helping each other out.
Brian isn't the old metal musician who has shown support to the band. Bands who have publicly shown their support include Lamb of God, Metallica, Slayer, Deftones, Abbath, and Limp Bizkit. Carcass even defended them, Dragonforce recorded with them and Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt said the band helped ween his young daughter off One Direction.
Head x @BABYMETAL_JAPAN? #korn #babymetal #serenityofsummer #korn17 pic.twitter.com/MdRwmeq1Za
— Korn (@Korn) August 10, 2017