COREY TAYLOR breaks down during an emotional conversation about drugs, suicide attempt and sexual assault.

Corey Taylor of Slipknot/ Stone Sour has mostly been in the news for attracting controversies apart from his music. Little did anyone know about some of the tragic incidences that he faced as a child. Corey, while in a conversation with Dr. Siri Sat Sam Singh at Viceland‘s The Therapist, spoke about some of the problems he faced as a child; that included sexual assault, drug abuse, domestic violence and even a near-death suicide attempt. Taylor has spoken frankly and did not hesitate to open up these topics that seemed rather too personal.

[Video transcribed by Rock Feed] “I took a bunch of pills at my grandmother’s house and just basically laid on the floor. My ex-girlfriend’s mom stopped and my grandmother’s house outta nowhere to check on me, to see how I was and found me. An hour later I was drinking ipecac and throwing up into a bucket. The girlfriend whose mother found me had just broken up with me. There was just something about her that I really connected with but when that went away, a lot of me went with it. I felt so empty that I had a hard time feeling anything other than grave depression. It was the one time I really was just like I can’t handle this.

The Slipknot vocalist was moved with emotion as he recounted the look on his grandmother’s face as she arrived to pick him up from the hospital. He says it was almost enough to lead him to attempt to take his own life again. “So my grandmother came and picked me up. My grandmother, who has been the one person in my life. She came and picked me up and she was so disappointed.Taylor said, fighting back tears. “I could see it on her. You know, it was almost like a race of emotion. Just disappointed, she was glad I was okay, but she was so mad. That killed me and it hurt so much that I didn’t like, it almost put me over again that I immediately just said ok, it’s not something’ you come back from.

Speaking on past issues with drugs, Corey talked about waking up in a dumpster because he believed his friends thought he had died following an overdose. “The last thing I remember was I was taking cocaine and all of the sudden I was waking up in a dumpster. All my friends were gone.Taylor said.  He adds, “What I think happened was they thought I was dead. You can’t call them friends really. That was like the defining moment for me and that’s when I moved. This was in Waterloo, Iowa where my mom and my sister live. Then I moved to Des Moines, to live with my grandmother to break that cycle.

Taylor even mentioned about a sexual assault on him that occurred when he was just 10 years old. “Where we were living at the time — we moved around a lot so obviously I had to make friends quickly. There was really only one person to hang out with, to play with and he was this sixteen-year-old kid. He would invite me over to his house to play music and one day it became something else and I didn’t tell anybody for a long time because he threatened to hurt me, threatened to hurt my mom. He ended up burning his house down and they fled in the night. It was kind of crazy.Corey said in reflection.

For Corey Taylor, it feels like this was more about showing his fans that even those highest up go through pain and suffering. This was an incredibly brave move on his part and he has repeatedly demonstrated why we are lucky to have his leadership in the metal community. You can watch the full episode at Viceland (with a valid cable subscription) here.

Sources: Rockfeed/ Viceland

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SLIPKNOT’s Corey Taylor reacts to remarks made by Linkin Park’s front man.

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.

Corey said on Shmonty in the Morning (via Loudwire):

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.

Source: Ultimate Guitar / Loudwire

SLIPKNOT’s Corey Taylor: I haven’t seen Glen Benton in ten years!

In a turn of events that’s happening between SLIPKNOT‘s Corey Taylor and DEICIDE‘s Glen Benton; Corey has finally responded to the recent commentary that was made by Glen. Corey seems to be still confused as to why Glen is upset with him and the rest of the guys.

Corey says, “I haven’t seen Glen Benton in ten years, you know, and I haven’t talked to him in even longer. So I don’t know why he’s upset with me, I don’t know why he’s upset with us. We take out the bands who submit for us, man. It’s just that simple. I mean, out of respect to him and what Deicide has done over the years, it’s, like… If you talked to somebody, it wasn’t me, and they sure as hell didn’t talk to me, ’cause I would have tried to do something.”

(Source- Rock 102.1 KFMA)

Listen to it here.

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“It’s all a goddamn popularity contest” : Corey Taylor on Grammy

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Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor recently slammed Grammy awards as  just a popularity contest which have nothing to do with music and doesn’t mean a shit to him. (Ouch!)

Well it seems he is right as we don’t really see more metal bands getting nominated for Grammy awards. He was on a interview with Finland’s Radio Rock where he was asked how much winning Grammy means to him. As transcribed by Blabbermouth.net“Shit. I’m totally honest. I know a lot of people who, they put a lot of stock in it, but I keep telling ’em… I mean, we’ve been nominated now, like… God knows how many times. It’s been over ten times. We won once… Cool. It’s a popularity contest; that’s all it is. If it weren’t, if it were just about the music, you would see more metal bands — not including us — nominated in other categories, like ‘Album Of The Year’ [and] all of these different categories, and you just don’t. So it’s all a goddamn popularity contest, and I don’t have fucking time for that shit, to be honest.”

He continued: “It’s, like, everybody, they live and breathe by whether or not they’re gonna get this tiny statue, and it’s, like, why? So it can sit on a goddamned shelf and collect dust. To me, the real reflection of where you’re at is [performing live], and that’s all it is. Walking on that stage and seeing a massive audience lose their minds — that’s what it’s all about. You can take those statuettes all day long; I don’t care. It’s cool to win, but I’m not gonna fucking die if we don’t win a Grammy, you know.”

This year in the Best Metal Performance Category, Slipknot’s “Custer” is nominated along with August Burns Red‘s “Identity,” Lamb of God‘s “512,” Ghost‘s “Cirice,”and Sevendust‘s “Thank You.” The winner will be announced on Feb. 15.

On that note blast Custer :