Corey Taylor Says Slipknot May End if Tour Doesn’t Work Out
Stone Sour and Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor was gracious enough to sit down with me before Stone Sour's set at Wednesday night's Avalanche Tour at the DeltaPlex. We talked about the success of Stone Sour's latest album, Audio Secrecy, the future of Slipknot and who would win in a fight between Sharktopus and Piranhaconda.
Slipknot will headline this year's Sonisphere Festival in Europe starting in Athens, Greece on June 17. Corey Taylor has said that he is scared to perform without bassist Paul Gray, who passed away last year. When I asked the singer about why there have been inconsistent answers from the band members regarding Slipknot's future, Taylor answered that the group has not decided collectively on long-term goals.
"Nothing's happening immediately, I can tell everyone that," Taylor said. "We have no plans for an album, we have no plans to do anything other than this tour at the moment."
"I'm not the guy who's going to sugar coat anything," Taylor continues. "I'm not the one who's going to spoon-feed false hope to fans. If this tour doesn't work, this band might be over. Straight up. I'm not the guy that's going to lie to the fans."
Taylor continued to state that he's not the new singer for Velvet Revolver, despite the rumors. As for the rest of the year, the Iowa native says he is taking a well deserved break after the Slipknot tour. A new Stone Sour album is in the early stages that might freak out longtime fans. The rest of the interview can be viewed below.