Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) and his wife Alicia are working on a new project together. Alicia revealed the news on Twitter:
Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has been very outspoken about the ridiculously low payouts that artists receive from streaming services and he recently discussed the topic again during an interview with The Irish Times. The frontman says he doesn’t necessarily have a problem with streaming itself, but he does take issue with the fact that these services “rip off the artist.”
Taylor said the following when asked if bands like Slipknot could survive on streaming alone:
“You could if the streaming system wasn’t set up the way it is. You are being paid less than pennies. In the United States they have passed the legislation [the Music Modernisation Act 2018] but it is being appealed. I am hoping that it will be struck down. If the streaming systems paid more online with how publishing in radio pays – people could make a living.
I have had friends of mine who have had to retire and they are popular bands because they can’t make a living. Mid-card bands and lower, it is hard for them. It almost pays better to play the local pub and do the door deal. You make more money doing that than making an album. Labels don’t take the same chances but they are taking the lion’s share of the money because of the way it is set up.
Until the artist is paid fairly, it is going to be a constant fucking battle. I saw this coming years ago. I haven’t got a problem with streaming. I have got a problem with how these streaming services rip off the artist and I’ll say that until the day I die.”
He also added the following when asked about the going rate for a million streams:
“The lowest rate is YouTube. A million streams on YouTube is 0.04 per cent of a penny. On a million streams you get $400 and that’s just me doing shitty math in my head. People can’t live on that and there’s not a lot of people who get these numbers. The majority of this goes to the record label anyway.
The streaming services are not willing to pay the talents who write the songs and makes the music and yet they are sitting on billions of dollars. They are buying whole blocks of buildings and then taking over floors in there and yet they don’t want to pay the people who made the money for them. It’s insane. It’s tough all over in a lot of ways. Something has to change. I don’t know what that will be.”
According to Daily Dead, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has recruited special effects legend Tom Savini and Jason Baker to work on his new horror movie. This news comes after Savini previously worked with Taylor on his new Slipknot mask. Baker commented:
“I am thrilled that we are able to finally start slowly talking about the fact that Tom and I are going to be involved with Corey Taylor‘s new horror movie, and that we will be handling the special makeup effects for it. We’re not allowed to talk about plot details or titles or anything like that right now, but I will say that the script is totally fucked up, Corey‘s got some really sick things planned for this, and I’m super excited to be a part of it.”
Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has revealed that he has finished a script for a new horror film. With this news, the frontman also confirmed that he has started working on his fifth book.
Taylor told Rolling Stone the following about the movie:
“Man, I’ve got a lot of shit I want to do. I’m actually working on a movie right now. I finished a script and I’m aggressively looking for investors and producers. I’ve got all this stuff that I still want to get out of my system.”
He also added the following in a separate interview with Kerrang!:
“I wrote a script for a horror movie that I’m really stoked about. And I just broke the skin on book five, so I’m working on that as well. I’ve got a lot of things going on, but I’m also making sure there’s plenty of time for my family, my marriage and home. God knows, you never know how much time you’re gonna get there.”
Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) previously said he was “giving serious thought to doing a solo album” in 2021 and now the singer has offered a new update on the project. He said the following during an interview with WhatCulture:
“…It’s been cool to kind of start building the momentum for a potential solo run… It’s definitely going to be rock-based, but it’s going to be rock meets so many different things. There will be harder-edged stuff, but there also will be big, expansive, huge, world-changing guitar songs that you’re going to want to sing along to. That’s just who I am, and I’m not going to fight who I am. I’ve got 26 songs written, and I’m not done yet.”
Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has been recruited to present a new collector’s edition of the ‘80s horror film documentary “In Search Of Darkness.” The documentary was directed by David A. Weiner and pre-orders are available at 80shorrordoc.com for one month only.
The following description was offered:
Available for one month only, this unique collector’s edition is a must-buy for fans of legendary Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor and ‘80s horror films. In this special edition, Corey is joined by ‘80s icons, modern horror greats, and popular horror influencers as he guides you through the most complete retrospective documentary of the genre ever made.
This limited run of In Search of Darkness features all-new additional content from Corey, including new segments for each year (1980-1989) where he reveals his favorite horror moments, and comes packed with unique collectibles that you won’t find anywhere else.
Corey is joined by 45+ contributors, including John Carpenter (Director – The Fog, The Thing, They Live, Prince of Darkness), Heather Langenkamp (Actor – A Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise), and Doug Bradley (Actor – Hellraiser franchise).
Each of the contributors gives their unique take on the genre and the films they were involved with. This is your opportunity to go behind the scenes with ‘80s icons to learn how your favorite ‘80s horror films were made.
Pre-order now (expected delivery: November 2019) to personalize your documentary with your name in the credits.
You will receive:
• The most comprehensive documentary on ‘80s Horror ever made, clocking in at more than 280 minutes (DVD or Blu-Ray) and featuring 45+ contributors.
• Exclusive In Search of Darkness: Corey Taylor Collector’s Edition movie poster.
• Unique Corey Taylor Pin – not available anywhere else.
• High-quality postcard featuring unique artwork created for In Search of Darkness by legendary ‘80s horror artist Graham Humphreys.
• Digital Download of the documentary.
The Corey Taylor Collector’s Edition is only available until midnight Halloween and will never be streamed or put up for sale again. This is your one chance to purchase this documentary.
During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation,” Corey Taylor revealed that he is “giving serious thought to doing a solo album.” However, he did add that it probably won’t surface until 2021.
Taylor said the following:
“I’m actually giving serious thought to doing a solo album and a solo run. Obviously, it’s not gonna happen for a while. And I’m actually giving you the exclusive, ’cause I haven’t told anybody that I was gonna do that… Honestly, it’s something that I didn’t even consider for a long time until people just kep beating me up about it, asking me when I was gonna do it. And the more they kept asking, the more I just kept thinking about it, the more I was just, like, ‘You know what? If I don’t do it now, I’m never gonna do it.’ So, yeah, probably 2021. I’m actually putting a band together. I’ve already told the guys in STONE SOUR and SLIPKNOT that I’m doing it, just out of respect. And, yeah, I’m gonna start working on a solo album. That’s all I’ll give you for now. But, yeah, that’s the plan as of right now.”