Corey Taylor shared his opinion on Chester Bennington telling fans to stab themselves in the face if they think Linkin Park’s new pop-oriented direction is driven by money.
“I understand where he’s at. God, I would’ve never say it the way he did, but you get frustrated and you want people to embrace the evolution. At the same time, you should probably be very, very fortunate that people this far along the line still love that music you made. For what it’s worth, it’s a great fusion rock album. It’s got pop elements to it, the songs are great, so if you’re going to have a problem, it’s a good problem to have. Be fortunate for what you have, be fortunate for that fact that people are still coming to see you to hear the music. Give it a little time, you have to give it a little time.
In retrospect, maybe two or three years from now you put out an album and it makes them appreciate this one more. You have to pick your spots, dude, and this is coming from the guy who’s notorious for running his mouth.“
He also added about how Stone Sour‘s music was received by the Slipknot fans. “I had a couple shows where I took money out of my own pocket, put it in the dude’s hand and got him the hell out of my [Stone Sour] show. It took a long, long time to get over it. It was a long journey… well after ‘Through Glass.’ Honestly, it wasn’t even until the ‘House of Gold and Bones’ albums that it felt like we were really starting to get away from that kind of weirdness.“