Brian Welch, better known by the stage name Head, is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He is best known as one of the guitarists and co-founder of the nu metal band Korn, and his solo project Love and Death. Along with fellow Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer, Welch helped develop Korn’s distinctive sound. A mix of sirenlike shards of dissonant guitar that mimicked a turntablist’s various effects and rumbling down-tuned riffing. This sound has defined the nu metal aesthetic beginning in the mid-’90s. Korn has been one of the biggest heavy bands on the planet since their debut in 1993.