May 19, 2016


'Back of the Class' Podcast: A Talk With Korn's Brian 'Head' Welch, '90s Kids' Shows & Rappers Quitting

Welcome to Episode 15 of Back of the Class, Fuse’s hip-hop and pop culture podcast. Every Thursday, we—Juan Cadavid, Esteban Serrano, and Zach Dionne—hit the latest in rap music, movies, TV, comics, sports and whatever's popping within the realms of our eclectic tastes. To close out, we tell you what records we'll be spinning over the weekend.

This week's episode features a sit-down with founding Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, who rejoined the band in 2013 after quitting in 2005. We got in-depth about nu-metal's intersection with hip-hop in the '90s and whether Follow the Leader's Fred Durst/Jonathan Davis rap battle holds up. Head's new book With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles and Mistakes on My Way Back to Korn is available now.

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This week's show goes like this: 

Joe Budden and ILoveMakonnen's retirement plans (at the 1:25 mark)
–Head interview intro (8:25)
–Head interview (9:15)
–old-school children's shows and whether they'd fly in today's landscape (20:50)
–the new game Homefront: The Revolution (37:10)
–our weekend listening plans (41:20)
–the best Whoopi Goldberg movie (46:10)

Once you're done, enjoy a playlist featuring songs, trailers, videos and people featured in the show:

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