Watch Babymetal Perform With Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch
— Korn (@Korn) August 10, 2017
It’s been quite a couple of years for Babymetal. The band has been touring feverishly in support of their sophomore effort, Metal Resistance, landing support slots for some of the world’s biggest acts like Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and, most recently, Korn. On one of Babymetal’s stops with Korn, guitarist Brian “Head” Welch made an onstage appearance with the Japanese metal sensations.
Korn uploaded a compilation clip to Twitter, which starts off with Head sitting in a chair in the backing band’s familiar white robes, getting his face painted. “I’m going through a long process of doing makeup to jump onstage with Babymetal,” he says before darting out in front of the crowd, guitar in hand. Head is almost as animated as the trio fronting the group, staring down other members of the backing band in a crouched power stance.
At the end of the clip, Babymetal tell the crowd, “We are so happy to be on tour with Korn! Thank you so much!” before the footage concludes with a black and white group shot of Babymetal and Head.
Babymetal are no strangers to welcoming guests to the stage, having previously performed with Judas Priest‘s Rob Halford, tearing into the devastating “Painkiller” before following it up with the classic “Breaking the Law.” Later in 2016, the group brought up Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to perform those same two songs.
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