Eyes Wide Open: Miracles and Mistakes on My Way Back to KoRn

Brian “Head” Welch. With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles & Mistakes on My Way Back to KoRn. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2016. 214 pp. $16.36 With My Eyes Wide Open is the biographical account by Brian “Head” Welch, guitarist for the popular metal band, KoRn. Welch describes his conversion to the Christian faith, his departure fromContinue reading “Eyes Wide Open: Miracles and Mistakes on My Way Back to KoRn”

STRANGE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC – Joe Satriani and Jake Brown (2014)

Joe Satriani first came on my radar screen in the mid 80’s.  I’ll never forget the first time I heard Surfin’ With the Alien.  Of course, I knew then that Satch was the real deal.  Since then, I’ve seen him several times in concert and have always been impressed with his showmanship, professionalism, and genuine humility.Continue reading “STRANGE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC – Joe Satriani and Jake Brown (2014)”

SACRED WARRIOR – Waiting in Darkness (2013)

The 80’s was the decade of great Christian music.  Stryper led the way and several other bands followed.  Barren Cross, Bloodgood, Holy Soldier, and Guardian set a new direction and gave musical hope for a multitude of young people who grew tired of what passed for “music” in that generation.  One band that rose upContinue reading “SACRED WARRIOR – Waiting in Darkness (2013)”

BLOODGOOD – Dangerously Close (2013)

Almost 30 years ago, I saw Bloodgood open for Stryper at the Paramount Theater in Seattle.  Even though I was fired up to see Stryper for the first time, I’ll never forget being blown away by Bloodgood.  They brought an energy to the stage that I’d never witnessed before.  But more important than energy was theContinue reading “BLOODGOOD – Dangerously Close (2013)”

MY LIFE WITH DETH: Discovering Meaning in a Life of Rock and Roll – David Ellefson (2013)

Several years ago, I developed an interest in reading biographies.  My favorite biographies are about dead theologians and pastors, guys like Jonathan Edwards, John Bunyan, and C.H. Spurgeon.  David Ellefson isn’t one of the dead guys but he does recount his life experiences with “Deth,” that is Megadeth, the popular heavy metal band. David EllefsonContinue reading “MY LIFE WITH DETH: Discovering Meaning in a Life of Rock and Roll – David Ellefson (2013)”