Korn guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch revealed in a new Metal Hammer interview that they don’t want to be old like Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones and tour into their 80’s. He doesn’t want to see Korn ‘grow old and go downhill.’
You know, I was talking to [Korn guitarist James Shaffer] ‘Munky’ the other day, like, ‘Munky, how long are you planning to go man? Are we gonna be Rolling Stones wannabes, or do we wanna retire at some point and do something else?’
“The truth is… we don’t know. We left it knowing it’s gotta be the fans’ decision in the end; so long as they want us, we could just keep going.
“At the same time, I was sat thinking how cool it’d be to go out on arena level rather than getting bumped back down to clubs or whatever. Smaller venues are fun because of how intimate you can get, but we don’t just wanna watch the band grow old and go downhill.
“I’d love to go out on top, man. But again, we could probably achieve that by maybe playing more sparingly, go out, and only do special events so it’s more of an event. I don’t really see us doing full tours into our ’80s, you know?”
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