Welch's story is an interesting one. He rose to fame through the mid-late 1990s as a founding member of Korn, consistently turning out strong music. In the early 2000s Welch became increasingly distant from the band. Years of touring and living the rock and roll lifestyle were taking a costly toll on the guitarist. Addictions to alcohol and methamphetamine were tearing his life apart. This led to the momentous decision to leave Korn in 2005, after which he went into rehab, kicked his demons, and found a new spiritual life. All of this was chronicled in his memoirs, which bears the same name as this album.