Korn's Head recalls using deodorant sticks to smuggle meth

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Brian 'Head' Welch talks to Loudwire

Korn guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch has recalled the incredible lengths he went to to ensure he always had access to drugs during his darkest days.

Welch previously revealed how he sent three 8-balls of meth from the US to Germany via Fed-Ex in 2004, risking everything to make sure he could get high while on tour.

And now the guitarist, who has been clean for many years, confirms that he would also hide methamphetamine inside sticks of deodorant to avoid detection by sniffer dogs at airports.

In the latest edition of Loudwire’s Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?, Welch says: “It’s cool that I can laugh about it now. Meth will make you do some crazy things. I would scoop out the white deodorant part and put meth in a baggy.

“I’d put it in the white stuff and then I would pack the white stuff back on it and out the deodorant stick back together.

“I was thinking the dogs will smell the deodorant. They won’t smell the meth in the baggy. And it worked.”

Welch also goes on to discuss how spirituality and his relationship with God helped him overcome his addictions.

He left the band in 2005 before returning in 2013 ahead of the release of Korn’s album The Paradigm Shift.

Korn’s 12th album The Serenity Of Suffering is set for release on October 21 via Roadrunner Records. The band have a number of tour dates still to come in 2016, including a joint UK winter tour with Limp Bizkit.

Korn tour dates 2016

Sep 24: Fargo Scheels Arena, ND
Sep 25: Omaha Baxter Arena, NE
Sep 27: Cedar Rapis US Cellular Center, IA
Sep 28: Peoria Civic Center, IL
Oct 01: Madison JJO Sonic Boom, WI
Oct 02: Lousiville Louder Than Life, KY
Oct 05: Charlotte PNC Music Pavilion, NC
Oct 07: Pelham Oak Mountain Amphitheater, AL
Oct 08: Southhaven Landers Center, MS
Oct 09: Biloxi Mississippi Coast Coliseum, MS
Oct 11: Tampa Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheater, FL
Oct 12: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, FL
Oct 13: Alpharetta Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, GA
Oct 15: Rogers Walmart Amphitheater, AR
Oct 16: Tulsa Bok Center, OK
Oct 19: Colorado Springs World Arena, CO
Oct 23: Sacramento Aftershock. CA
Dec 12: Manchester Arena
Dec 14: Glasgow SSE Hydro
Dec 15: Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
Dec 16: London Wembley SSE Arena
Dec 18: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Dec 19: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

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