Corey Taylor Reveals Crazy Moments of Slipknot and Band’s Hardest Song Along with More
While Slipknot has been still affecting everyone with their music and masks, the iconic band’s singer Corey Taylor recently appeared in an interview, recalling the crazy moments of him and the band, along with their music’s occurring process, and more.
So, as the famous nu-metal band has recently released its new song, titled The Chapeltown Rag, its singer Corey Taylor told his favorite Slipknot song and albums, along with recalling their crazy moments with the band. The talented musician also talked about their songwriting moments, revealing the song which actually gave him the hardest times, as well.
Corey Taylor first started naming his Slipknot favorites, after being asked. As he struggled to choose and to answer first, the beloved musician replied along with also recalling their past days.
“My favorite album? Oh man, it’s weird because every album has its own identity and every album has its own great moments, and then moments of – call it calamity… It’s really weird, I don’t have any favorites…
I will say the one that I think about the most, and even though it was the one that really had the most issues with, is ‘All Hope Is Gone,’ just because that was the last album we did with all the original nine. It was the last time I got to work with Paul. And it was, in retrospect, I remember having so much fun with him.
But at the same time, there were so many issues going on in the band that was hard to concentrate and realize what we were doing and creating. So I’ve tried to go back and kind of cherry-pick the good moments from stuff like that,” said Corey Taylor, looking back to old days and his old friend.
“I do the same thing with ‘Iowa’ – I was in such a dark place when I was making ‘Iowa,’ that it’s hard for me; it was hard for me for years to listen to that album because I was in such a fucking gnarly place,” continued Corey Taylor, confessing he couldn’t listen to Slipknot album Iowa from 2001 for a long time.
“But now, obviously, hindsight’s 20-20 retrospect, you appreciate things differently. So I’ve been able to go back and embrace those processes, and just remember good things. So I have good stories about all the albums that I’ve been able to make been privileged to make.
No album is perfect, or no album experience is perfect because there’s going to be adversity when you have that many people creatively trying to make something that’s never been done before. And that’s what we always try to do with every album, try to do something that nobody’s ever heard before. It’s going to be a war of wills, a war of stubborn personalities.
But at the same time, when you can find that common ground that’s going to pull everybody together, you will experience something that you’ve never felt before, and you only feel with that group of people. That’s one of the reasons why we still do it. We’re such different people, but at the same time, we are all still very committed to what we do with Slipknot.
And that I think is what keeps us coming back in spite of broken knees and backs getting all fucked up, and being set on fire, and all that shit, we still love the passion of it, and that’s why we still do it live today.”
After confessing some of his hard times while making his music, Slipknot singer Corey Taylor was asked about whether there was any moment he and his bandmates said ‘man, it almost didn’t work’ or not.
“It’s weird, the only times we really… We’ve never had any fear when it comes to the music, so anytime we put something out there, we’ve always just been like, ‘This is us, this is what we do.’ And the fans will either embrace it, or they will not. But at the same time, as long as we love it, that’s all that matters,” started answering Corey Taylor about Slipknot Hail Mary moment.
The only time we’ve really had Hail Mary moments is when we would do shows outside of the genre where maybe the majority of the fans don’t know what we’re all about and we’re about to scare the shit out of some people who are the hardest thing they’ve ever seen is Britney Spears. And that’s a beautiful moment.
And we lean into those. The one thing that I can remember, and this is one of my fucking favorite moments, is we did this thing called FNM TV, it was when MTV sort of still played videos but not really, and Homeboy [bassist Pete Wentz] from Fall Out Boy was there.
Pete was the co-host, I think, and we were just debuting the video for ‘Psychosocial.’ None of these people really knew what we were about. There was a handful that really was like, ‘Slipknot is here!’ But then there were all these people like, ‘Why didn’t we get on TRL? What’s happening? Why are we here?’
And we come out; it’s me, Clown, and Joey, and you’d have thought like Tim Curry from ‘Legend’ just walked out and he’s like, ‘I will give you the darkness.’ And these kids just went… [scared]. And then Clown, the fucking asshole – he just starts walking around them with his bat, he’s got his bat, he’s just scaring the shit out of these poor kids. It was beautiful.
And I am gut-laughing, I’m losing my mind. And even Pete is just watching this going, ‘Dude, he’s really fucking with them…’ And I was like, ‘Oh, just watch this.’ And Clown just stopped, and he’s patting his hand like this, and then all of a sudden, he’d just go. And it was the leather one so it had the stitching. You can’t really see his eyes, and these kids were just… And they cut to it after the video, they cut to this group of girls, and they were all just clinging to each other. That was our Hail Mary,” told Slipknot Hail Mary moment Corey Taylor. You can also see those moments down below before we continue.
Ultimately, the talented singer Corey Taylor also revealed his favorite Slipknot song, along with also naming his favorite ones from his side-project and solo efforts.
“Oh, man, that depends on the band. With Slipknot, it’s ‘Disasterpiece,’ because that song makes me want to pull my own head off and throw it in the audience. It’s a good feeling, and I love that song because it’s got a little bit of everything – it’s got the blasts, it’s got the breakdowns, the heavy breakdown at the end, and then it’s got a little bit of the darker melodic stuff.
With Stone Sour, it’s usually ‘Through Glass,’ because I love the way people light up when I start that song. And for somebody who wrote that with food poisoning in Sweden, it’s just such a… Yeah, that’s another horrible story that I won’t bore you with. Thank god they cleaned up the mess because it was bad. It was coming out both ends, just spinning. You’re welcome.
And then with my solo band, my favorite song to play is really ‘Samantha’s Gone’ because I love watching dudes who consider themselves too metal light up when that song happens. They go – and then they refuse to get into it until the very end. That song’s so catchy and then I just watch them going like this, and it makes my life. Sometimes those will change.
“I’m just really, really lucky to be able to do what I do and to be able to do it for people like you guys. When you hear me play those songs, just know that those are my favorite moments.”
You can also watch the full interview right down below. And before we finish, you might also want to see Slipknot Knotfest Japan and Germany dates, which are recently released, as well.