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

This drummer had no clue that he was auditioning for SLIPKNOT until the last moment!

Jay Weinberg, recalled his experience auditioning for the vacant drum position in one of the world’s biggest metal bands. “I finished school. Shortly after that I got a call to come out and audition for something,” the drummer began (transcription via RockFeed). “I wasn’t told what it was gonna be, but just like, ‘Can you please come out to [Los Angeles] and audition for this thing?’ with no other information other than that and it was like, ‘Well, yeah why wouldn’t I go check that out?’ Like, what’s the worst thing that could happen? I get a free flight to L.A. or something?” He added, “So I just kind of followed that and it was just like, ‘All right go in that room and there’s a drumset. You’re going to audition for Slipknot right now.’ And that was it. Like half the band was there. We had become good friends over 16 years. They watched me grow up as a person.”

Weinberg stated that Jim Root, Mick Thomson, Corey Taylor and Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan were all present at the audition. “It was like, let’s toss this kid into the ring and see whatever the f–k happens with this, you know, with no expectations of what would happen,” said the drummer. He had an ace in the hole, however, adding, “because they didn’t know that I knew the band’s songs. They knew I loved the band but they didn’t really know to what extent I had studied the music.” The skinsman also noted he was the only person to audition for the spot. On the next Slipknot release, he says, “As we’ve had a little mini studio on the road, we’ve kind of documented some ideas so there are songs brewing that are really interesting, but yeah, I think we’ll just see once we get into a room together and just throw stuff at the wall.

Read More | Source- Loudwire | Rock Feed

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KORN premiers music video for ‘A Different World’ featuring Corey Taylor!

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Nu Metal giants KORN have released a new music video for their song A Different World featuring Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor off their upcoming album The Serenity Of Sufferingavailable from October 21st on Roadrunner Records.

Watch it here :

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Pre-order The Serenity Of Suffering:
iTunes | Google Play | Amazon

The band will also be on tour during March & April along with Heaven Shall Burn and HELLYEAH. Don’t forget to mark your calendars !

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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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DEICIDE’s Glen Benton slams SLIPKNOT’s Corey Taylor

Bassist/vocalist Glen Benton of Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE was interviewed on a recent edition of the “Talk Toomey” podcast. Here’s what he told of SLIPKNOT, when the band cited DEICIDE as one of their earliest influences- 

“Not to fucking bust balls, but I’ll bust balls. SLIPKNOT, ‘Oh, dude, we’re gonna take you guys out, man. We’re gonna take you guys out, dude. Yeah, blow me. That’s what I say to you. Fucking blow me, Corey Taylor and all you f*gs. ‘Oh, we’re gonna take DEICIDE out on tour with us and blah blah,’ blowing air up our asses, back in the day. And it’s just, like, you know what?! You never did a fucking thing for us. You introduced us at a show once. Great, thanks. How about a fucking tour? How about fucking helping us out a little bit? I mean, we’ve only been doing this for so many years. These bands [are like], ‘Dude, these guys are what got me started.’ Well, you know what? Return the fucking favour. You know what I mean? And I see a lot of this, ‘We don’t want that kind of competition.’ At least they know it.”

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Glen adds, “But you know how they get away with… This is how a lot of the bigger bands… this is how they get away with getting out of having you on a tour, ’cause they offer you a shitty amount of money, where it’s virtually impossible to do it, so you end up declining or cancelling or whatever the fuck, and then you look like the idiot. ‘We offered you the tour. You can make t-shirt money.’ Yeah, right. We’ve gotta at least make it so we can afford our transportation. You wanna stick us on a fucking city bus to the gigs? But I appreciate the fact that bands like that fucking mention us, and shit like that, and it’s great. It’s really awesome. Here’s an idea: talk to one of these big-time promoters [into offering] DEICIDE a better position on a festival or putting us on one of these tours this year. I don’t mind opening for these bands; I really don’t. But I’m gonna fucking bring my ‘A’ game, and if I blow you away in the fucking process… whatever.”

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Source- Blabbermoth (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET)

[ALBUM REVIEW]- Spreading The Disease – Viral

Well, I had an opportunity to review this band from an amazing guy called “Steve Saunders”. Steve’s brain child Spreading the Disease is right around the corner with launch of their debut EP titled as “Viral”. The 5 member band punches right through your face with their fine work. The EP consists of 4 tracks dealing with varied emotions and influences.

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With some heavy-ground shaking riffs and breakdowns, there are occasional atmospheric fills. An essence of Slipknot and Pantera can be felt here along with the clean vocals. The riffs are groovy and the tone produced is really commendable. Quite amazing! The work can be noted by Julien Riquel who has undertaken lead guitar duties for the band. Lightning fast solos combined with melodic fills fits in real perfect. F.U.C.K.U. is one of the quite interesting songs of the EP. The drums are good and pumping. I wished the band had something more to offer. I’d say, if Dimebag was alive and checked out this band, he’d be pretty impressed I guess.

Overall, the EP has very decent level of production and mix. Full length album is something I would be definitely looking forward to.

Rating – 75%

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Mahesh Patil (Metaljesus Magazine)