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HMV Interviews Corey Taylor

HMV recently conducted an interview with Corey Taylor. #8 of Slipknot talked about the making of the album, the band’s plans for the new live show and how the new members will have to “earn their spots.” Below you can read an excerpt from the interview.

HMV: Tell us about the writing process for the album, because it’s been a while since you last wrote together?

Corey Taylor: “The writing process for this album was very much like every other Slipknot album, we all throw a bunch of stuff into the bucket and see what comes out. We wanted it to be organic, to have that same urgency we always bring.”

HMV: What inspired the songs? And how did you find it writing without Joey and Paul?

Corey Taylor: “We’re dealing with some heavy subject matter. We lost one of our most important members four years ago and we’re still dealing with that, we’ve parted ways with Joey, we wanted to tell the story of the last four years of this band and what it’s been through.”


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Corey Taylor XFM Rock Show Interview – Audio Available

XFM’s Ian Camfield interviewed Corey Taylor on last week’s XFM Rock Show. Below you can read a few excerpts from the interview. You can also listen to the conversation in the player below.

Corey Taylor: “It’s pretty ridiculous, you stay as far away from the windows as possible. It gets weird with our fans, it’s great… but there’s almost a Twin Peaks vibe to it…

“At one point there was a message board dedicated to measuring the forehead of one of the models in The Negative One video – I promise, this is true. I’m reading this, going… wow.

“At one point they had us killing JFK. I wasn’t even ALIVE then! But apparently the technology exists that Slipknot as a whole could travel back to ’63, pull the trigger, get right back out and back into the studio…”

As Slipknot prepares to release the new album .5: The Gray Chapter next week (21 October), Corey admitted that the interest helped the band.

“I think it’s great. I’ve always said: I’d rather have people talking about me, whether it’s negative or positive, than not talking at all. As long as your name is in the conversation, it’s carrying on the legacy.

“Trust me: I’m one of the most hated dudes right now. You have no idea. The stuff that’s coming out of some of these people’s mouths… If I took any of it seriously, I’d be curled up in a foetal position on the bed, sucking my own thumb.”

But Corey had a warning for anyone who bad-mouthed him. “For all you trolls out there, I’m taking down names and addresses!” he said. “I’m coming to find all of you. I have a giant computer print out and you’re gonna get sucked up as soon as I see you!”

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Source: XFM

Corey Taylor Talks To Metal Hammer About Upcoming UK Tour

The Metal Hammer Radio Show recently conducted an interview with Corey Taylor about Slipknot‘s upcoming UK tour – you can hear the full interview this Friday on the …

MH: There’s big news in the world of Slipknot, big news in the world of metal, and indeed the UK – the Prepare For Hell Tour has just been announced. A lot of seeming seminal Slipknot gigs have happened in the UK, in a roundabout’s sense. Does it feel like a bit of a homecoming to you guys?

Corey Taylor: “Oh absolutely, you know, it’s like a home away from home basically. I actually put this in our press release. In a lot of ways the UK is where it all started for us. I can remember going over and playing that first show in London in December of ’99. It was a handful of days after my birthday and just being so stoked to be there. Then, playing The Astoria, which isn’t even there anymore, which is blasphemy by the way, and the level of insanity in that room is to this day, it’s still palpable. I can still feel it, like I think about it and the goosebumps come up, the cold sweats, the PTSD, I mean, it gets very, very crazy. It’s still, to me, one of the best shows we’ve ever played.”

MH: Do you feel like that was really a turning point, that when you came here and things kind of exploded you were able to go back to The States with a renewed kind of confidence?

Corey Taylor: “Well, I think it helped us, it showed us that we were appealing to something other than the American crowd. And there’s nothing wrong with that, but for us, we had always had a global vision. We wanted to take this as far around the world as possible and once we felt like we had the foot in we knew we were onto something, so it was just onwards and upwards from there.”

I’m sure that a lot of people over this side of the pond remember those shows very well indeed. Now speaking of the upcoming ones, an interesting thing was noted on the advertisements that have gone around. It doesn’t say, ‘Supported by Korn,’ it says, ‘With our brothers Korn.’ Do you remember meeting those guys for the first time, because I guess around the time of your debut they were the big kids on the block?

“They were definitely. I mean, not only were they the band that we loved, but we also aspired to what they had. It wasn’t until a handful of years later that we actually got to meet them and we got to know them, we got to be very close with them, to the point where now. It’s very weird to think that Jonathan Davis has me on a first name basis. It’s crazy when the bands you look up to become your peers, that’s a pretty big statement to what you’ve done, especially with that band because I have so much respect for what they’ve been able to do and what they’ve accomplished, and just how far they’ve been able to push their music. I mean, it’s fantastic. This is something that we’ve been trying to put together for a very, very long time. Just putting together a tour with them and finally, finally we get to do it and it just felt like the right time. They were available, we were ready to do it and the rest is going to be history.”

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Source: Metal Hammer

Corey Taylor Talks About Slipknot’s ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ With Kerrang! Magazine

Death, disaster and defiance… Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor talks .5: The Gray Chapter, exclusively with Kerrang!.

In the new issue of Kerrang!, on sale now, the singer takes us inside his band’s brand new album – the follow-up to 2008′s All Hope Is Gone. Pick up a copy of the magazine, and find out everything you need to know about the new Slipknot tracks – from Sarcastrophe, to The Devil In I, Custer and The Negative One!

Corey has also exclusively spoken with Kerrang! about the album’s two bonus songs – Override and The Burden – available only on the special edition of Slipknot’s fifth full-length.

Find out what’s in store when the special edition of .5: The Gray Chapter drops…


Corey Taylor: “Overide is another song about maybe some of the bands that have come in the wake of this band’s absence, and how certain bands have taken music in maybe a more negative direction, and I don’t mean lyrically or just from an outside thing, but just the way music is treated, much more like a commodity than creativity, and this is us basically saying that, ‘Okay, your time is done. We’re not going to allow you to turn music into car insurance or hamburgers and shit like that.’”

The Burden

Corey Taylor: “The Burden is really about the weight – carrying the weight of something as horrendous as losing a friend, losing a band member, losing family, losing a person who for 15 years has been on this road with you. And carrying that, and realising that not only are they not going to be on the rest of the road with you, physically, but realising that there are going to be nights where you struggle with it. There are going to be nights where you sit bolt-upright in bed and think to yourself, ‘Fuck, what could I have done?’ And people can accept it as much as they

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Source: Kerrang! Comes To Life

Here We Go Again, Motherfucker!

“Just when you thought it was safe, Motherfucker!”, came to life on October 18, 2014. I started this fansite because I love Slipknot. “Family is much more than blood” is all about supporting the band. This website isn’t done for my personal profits. is a non-profit, non-commercial website. I have never earned a dollar on it, and never will. There’s nothing in it for me. Everything is for Slipknot, and of course for the band’s loyal fans – the Maggots. It’s all for you. I want this fansite to be something all Maggots will enjoy. Let’s all make this something special! So if you have any pieces of information worth sharing on the fansite feel free to contact me. is dedicated to The 9: #0 – Sid Wilson, #1 – Joey Jordison, #2 – Paul Gray, #3 – Chris Fehn, #4 – Jim Root, #5 – Craig “133” Jones, #6 – Shawn “Clown” Crahan, #7 – Mick Thomson, and #8 – Corey Taylor.

Some people know that I died the day Paul Gray passed away. Just like Corey sings in “This Cold Black”.: ‘Some day – One day – We’ll live our lives again’, and this is almost like that, if you know what I’m saying. This is it. It’s not me being back, it’s the goddamn fansite which is going to spread the (sic)ness once again.

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