Bam Margera: Just everything was vegan.
Brian Welch: I was eating horribly. It was crazy. I was in the gutter.
Margera: I was dying.
Welch: But there was a section of crazy-looking kids, hardcore bands and screaming. I was making so much money.
Margera: That was $400,000. My mom really liked it, so I got it for her, and I'm always on tour in California and stuff, so it's pretty much her house.
Welch: At first I was crazy, I was a nut and it was a big joke to them.
Margera: Before it was just an 8mm video camera, and we would have to keep recording over the same tape because no one wanted to buy a new one.
Welch: Archie J. Muise, who worked with the Doobie Brothers, did some rhythm guitar for me when I was out of the studio because of meltdowns. I was going through a lot of changes, so sometimes I’d freak out in the studio if I had a problem and bailed out.
Margera: Dude, I'm on so many airplanes, like suppose I just crash on one?
Welch: It’s about that everyday intimate relationship with God.
Margera: Just going in the woods and just being an idiot.
Welch: I came home after a tour after taking my daughter on the road with me, and she was skipping around the house singing “All Day I Dream About Sex,” a Korn song. She didn’t know what she was singing, but it sounded so weird.
Margera: So I gave her a call, and I just went over to her house, and we were just watching TV and shit.
Welch: Some of the countries had a penalty of death if you get caught with drugs, and I was scared.
Margera: I'm just like, I'm gonna do this and don't bitch about it, and then cooler shit will happen later on, and it is, so I'm not really worried about it.
Welch: To make a long story short, we prayed for him and he gave his life to the Lord.
korn always struck me as vaguely religious, at least in the scummy Catholic priest way. it's fitting one of them ended up becoming a jesus freak, turns out he's the weirdo while the others are living easy on vans warped tour money doing the same thing summer after summer/. freak on a leash at 40.