Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor was with Suzy Cole of WRIF backstage at the State Theatre Detroit, Michigan on March 30th. He talked about the band’s second album, how they wanted a better record than their first, his critics inspiring him, C.C. DeVille, throwing things at his television in Japan after President Bush was re-elected, his thoughts on the ’08 election hopefuls, keeping Slipknot separate from Stone Sour, and more.
The 22 minute interview at wrif.com has since been removed.
Slipknot are out with the video to their new single ‘The Blister Exists’, set to shocking visuals from the ‘Voliminal: Inside the Nine’ DVD. Watch it below.
Jim Root of Stone Sour was on the phone with Klinger of Planet Radio 107.3 in Jacksonville on December 6th. The guitarist talked about getting on the Music as a Weapon Tour, he and Corey Taylor being able to jump from Stone Sour to Slipknot, life on the road, where he was for Thanksgiving, how their live show differs from the record, and more.
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For Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor, his other group, Stone Sour has proben to be more than a part-time, artistic side project. “The thing that really surprised me was that we had such hardcore Stone Sour fans,” he tells AOL Music. “There’s a large group of our fans that really don’t care about Slipknot at all, and that was what was most satisfying.”
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Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson, aka #7, tells Billboard.com the band are set to begin writing music for their fourth studio effort later this year. “We’re going to start getting back together and working on stuff,” Thomson said. “The core that writes the songs tend to get together — it’s not as easy to work out stuff when you’ve got nine people standing in the same room. I would say we’ll start working within the next few months. I’ve talked to (Slipknot bassist) Paul (Gray) a few times. Very slowly, no pressure.”
Filmmaker Chad Calek spoke with MTV News about his latest “documentary,” ‘A Clown Short of Destiny’, which follows the controversial rise of Slipknot from the cornfields of Des Moines, Iowa, to the horn-throwin’ crowds of Ozzfest. But it also chronicles the band’s alleged attempts to disgrace their hometown hard-rock scene and the effect that had on dozens of local bands. “The story isn’t about SLIPKNOT’s music,” Calek explained. “I love it. I think they’re one of the greatest metal-rock bands that ever lived. I own all of their records. And when SLIPKNOT exploded, they didn’t owe anybody anything. … But there’s a difference between not supporting [a music scene] and trying to destroy [one]. That’s the line you see them cross in this film.” Read more.
Scott Ian of Anthrax, Dino Cazares of Fear Factory / Ex Brujeria, Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta, Ville Valo of H.I.M., Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens of Judas Priest, Andreas Kisser of Sepultura, Joey Jordison of Slipknot, and Robert Flynn of Machine Head performed at the 25th Anniversary Concert for Roadrunner Records in New York City on December 15th. Check out pictures from WireImage (show / backstage).
During a Halloween show in New Jersey, Underoath took the stage dressed like Slipknot and opened the show with ‘Duality’. “Our manager called their management, and they sent us some masks and said all they wanted was some pictures,” guitarist and songwriter Timothy McTague recalled in an interview with MTV News. “We all had jumpsuits with their numbers spray-painted on them. It was funny as crap. Both of our singers love Slipknot. There’s a lot of respect there, for sure.” Asked why, considering Slipknot’s work includes tales of serial killers, followers of black magic and other evildoer, McTague said, “I feel like there are two ways to be satanic. You have bands like Atreyu, who are dark and twisted and have pentagrams and say they believe in vampires and all this evil stuff. But at the end of the day, those guys are just doing theater. We’ve toured with them several times, and there’s no strife there. I feel bands like them and Slipknot don’t truly believe in what they’re talking about. People who are truly satanic are different, and when they step into a church everything goes weird. But if I started talking to you five minutes ago and I thought you were just a dude, and now you tell me you’re a satanic dude, I’m not going to think of you any differently. I love everyone for what they do, and if someone wants to have an adult conversation about doctrinal beliefs or spiritual warfare, that’s fine. We’ll talk to anybody.” Read more.
ChartAttack.com recently caught up with Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn for a Q&A and asked about the breakdown in communication between band members between albums. “We spent so much time together; I’ve been living with these guys on a 40-foot bus for 20 months now,” Fehn explained. “I get more time with them than I do with my family and everybody understands that. It’s not like you feel separated, I mean, we got so many people, wives and children that we need to spend time with. Obviously we’ll keep in touch once in a while. The Blackberries help, that invention brought us a little closer because instead of having this weird phone conversation, really quick you’re just like, ‘What’s up dude?!’ Sometimes we’ll see each other in clubs in Des Moines and there’s always Slipknot business going on whether we like it or not. But we pretty much do our own thing until we come back and everyone understands that. There’s nothing weird about it. It’s family time.”
With three albums of material under their belts, Slipknot have released a live double album to mark this milestone in their career before taking a two year hiatus. MuchMusic’s Sarah Taylor caught up with Slipknot’s singer Corey Taylor to talk about it. Watch the brief interview here.