Korn Guitarist Talks Maynard James Keenan Pretending To Believe In God

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Korn guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch discussed Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan pretending to have found God and pranking him in a new interview on the Allegedly podcast, as transcribed by Metal Injection. Head was very religious during a period where he even went as far as leaving Korn, and this is when the Maynard Jesus prank took place.

“Maybe going around with a white gown looking like Jesus. They were like, they really did think I got brainwashed… I dunno, it’s kind of cool look back, but I dunno.”

“This is the most embarrassing thing, this is the most. Maynard from Tool went to MTV and he’s like ‘I just want to tell you guys that I found God and he’s changed my life…’ and they wrote an article and they emailed me and they said he like ‘hey, did you hear about Maynard? What do you think about that?’ And I was like ‘ahh yeah God told me this was going to happen to other musicians and it’s going to be awesome and I’m happy for him’ and it was just a big hoax, he was just making fun of me. That’s when I backed out of the media. It wasn’t like horrid, it was just like, ahhh, punked.”