Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Says His Upcoming Novel Will Focus On “A Psychic, A Witch, A Serial Killer, And A Demon”

During a Q&A session at this year’s “For The Love Of Horror” convention in Manchester, UK, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor discussed his upcoming novel. According to him, the book will focus on “a psychic, a witch, a serial killer, and a demon.”

Taylor said the following:

“I actually started [work on it] about a year ago… The novel… I won’t give too much away because I don’t wanna get too much in ’cause I’m still trying to map it out; I’ve only written the first three chapters. But it has to do with a psychic, a witch, a serial killer and a demon. And yeah, it’s as cool as you think.

And it’s weird — the psychic develops this kind of psychic bond with the serial killer who doesn’t realize he’s psychic. So it’s an interesting twist. And if I do it right, I have a plan to use the central characters in several other books. So if the first one doesn’t suck, we’ll see what happens… But it very well could suck ass.

However, I’ll at least go, ‘All right. Well, we’re not doing novels anymore.’ But that’s the thing — you try it. If you have a taste for it and you develop a talent for it and if it’s good and if people dig it, then you can carry on and see how far you can take it. But if people go, ‘Yeah, you shouldn’t do that anymore,’ I’ll listen — I promise I’ll listen. It’s only because you guys go and see my movies that I actually act as well. So there you go.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Purchases Rights To Famous Monsters Brand

According to Rolling Stone, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has purchased the rights to the Famous Monsters brand. The frontman is planning to relaunch the magazine and use its name for new toys, films, and festivals. Furthermore, Taylor and his business partner Eben McGarr (Mad Monsters) have also obtained the rights to Captain Company and the life story of Famous Monsters founding editor Forrest Ackerman. Taylor is currently trying to digitize every issue of Famous Monsters so people can read them online for free. He also wants to put on a Famous Monsters convention in honor of Ackerman and founding publisher Jim Warren. Taylor commented:

“Our job is to build a foundation to bring Famous Monsters into the modern age, while also honoring the legacy that came before. It’s the whole reason that we were fans to begin with.”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot) To Record New Solo Album In Early 2023

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” Slipknot’s Corey Taylor offered an update on his new solo album. The frontman says he plans to record the effort in January and February 2023.

Taylor said the following:

“We’re gonna go in and bang it out and get it ready. And then once I’m done touring with Slipknot, I’m gonna throw together a really rad, ‘rock is back’ kind of tour for the solo stuff and start bringing out some of the younger — maybe not even some of the younger rock bands, but just some of the bands that don’t get the chance or just don’t get the looks that are afforded to either pop bands and hip-hop bands or people like me who are kind of grandfathered in. So I’m gonna try and really kind of fly the rock flag and give some opportunities to some of the younger bands and maybe even just the mid-level bands that just haven’t had a shot. ‘Cause there’s so many great bands out there.”

He also added:

“It’s about 15 songs and it’s one of those cool things where some of it’s older stuff that I’ve written over the years. There’s actually a couple of songs that some of the fans know because I debuted them live when I was doing the JBKB thing. So there’s a song like ‘Beyond‘ and a song like ‘Breath Of Fresh Smoke‘ — both of those songs are getting recorded and released finally after… God, how many goddamn years would it be? Probably about 14 years, 16 years.

But then a bunch of newer stuff. And there’s definitely a darker edge to it. It’s still very melodic, but I’m definitely starting to kind of bring together the things that I’m known for. And it’s less an homage of the stuff that I grew up on and more of what people are used to hearing from me — but still a solo album. So there’s still great rock and roll on it. There’s some heavier stuff, but there’s some really great slower stuff. It’s gonna be really rad.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Machine Gun Kelly On His Feud With Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: “We All Acted Ridiculous”

Last year, Machine Gun Kelly made headlines after insulting Slipknot onstage and feuding with Corey Taylor on social media. Now, the rapper turned rocker has reflected on the incident, saying that everyone “acted ridiculous.”

MGK said the following in his new documentary [via The Pit]:

“It’s funny, the whole Slipknot issue (which really isn’t a Slipknot issue, it’s a Corey issue). That situation’s unfortunate because I think both of us let our egos get in the way.

You know, I was a fan of Slipknot. I was a fan of Corey. That’s why I’d asked him to get on ‘Tickets to My Downfall.’ He obviously had mutual respect, too, because he cut a verse.

I kind of tried to give notes back, like ‘oh, you know, this wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, can we try this?’ And respectfully he was like, you know, ‘no.’ And I was like, ‘okay, cool.’ So we didn’t use it. You know, then I heard him on a podcast.”

He also added the following about a previous comment that Taylor made about “artists who failed in one genre and decided to go rock”:

“That narrative always confused me. My most successful album was the album I just put out. ‘Hotel Diablo,’ that’s a rap album that has a billion-plus streams. I could have handled it differently. I should have just picked up the phone and been like hey dude, ‘why would you say that’? But, instead, we all acted ridiculous.”

This news comes after Taylor reflected on the feud in January, saying that MGK shouldn’t “run [his] mouth about bands that have been doing this for 20 fucking years.”

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Guests On New Kid Bookie Song “Game”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) is featured on a new Kid Bookie song titled “Game.” The track was produced by Good Charlotte’s Billy Martin and an official video for it can be found below:

Kid Bookie commented:

“A song for you to scream ‘go fuck yourself’ to the face of all gatekeepers. Heavy culture is evolving and being part of the evolution with the teachers who taught us how to evolve is exactly where we need to be right now, an obnoxiously loud, violent piece of music to reflect the tide of the mood, not everything is pretty and sometimes mirroring that sonically is truth in audio. Awoooh!”

Taylor added:

“This song is the perfect blend of smooth and violent. The tones are sick. Book and I are ready for all takers on it. Rated ‘C’ for ‘Crank The Fuck Out Of It!’”

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Launches New Nonprofit Charity The Taylor Foundation

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has launched a new nonprofit charity called The Taylor Foundation. The organization was created in an effort to “uplift military veterans and emergency personnel living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).”

The following was said about the charity:

“The Taylor Foundation is a project of Corey Taylor, lead singer of Slipknot, Stone Sour, and solo artist. The foundation supports and uplifts military veterans and emergency personnel living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Taylor Foundation raises awareness of this often misunderstood mental health condition as well as provides resources and financial support. In 2022, Corey and The Taylor Foundation are partnering with pre-selected nonprofits in each tour city that are actively providing meaningful and creative assistance to those affected by PTSD.

The Taylor Foundation is a member of The Giving Back Fund, a national 501c3 organization that encourages and facilitates charitable giving by professional athletes, celebrities, high net worth individuals, existing nonprofit organizations, corporations and others who truly desire to give back.”

Fans that donate to the charity through Fandiem will have a chance to win some cool prizes.

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Guests On New Version Of Hyro The Hero’s “Kids Against The Monsters”

Hyro The Hero has teamed up with Slipknot’s Corey Taylor for a new version of “Kids Against The Monsters.“ You can check that out below. The song serves as the title track of Hyro’s new EP, which is available now.

Hyro commented:

“Working with Corey Taylor was absolutely incredible. When I first heard him sing the words of the chorus we created, I got chills. ‘Kids Against The Monsters‘ is about the problems we deal with from generation to generation. This generation is trying to find peace and fix past mistakes. When you press play and listen to my music, I want you to feel the positivity and love.”

Taylor added:

“It’s always nice to collaborate with up-and-coming talent, especially when you’re a genuine fan. I was stoked to hop on this song with Hyro The Hero. He embodies what a true artist is meant to do: make you feel something. This song is a great reminder that we’re stronger together when facing our demons.”

Corey Taylor Announces UK Shows With Cherry Bombs

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has announced some UK shows with Cherry Bombs. Here’s the dates:

10/17 London, UK – Palladium
10/19 Hull, UK – Bonus Arena
10/21 Manchester, UK – Bec Arena (For The Love Of Horror fan convention pre-party)
10/24 Swansea, UK – Arena

Taylor commented:

“It’s been too damn long since I’ve been to My Island. I miss my people. And I’m bringing the party with me. Along with my band the Morning Dudes, and Mrs. Taylor and her Bombs, we are going to make up for almost 3 years absence. See you F*@kers soon!!!!”

Corey Taylor Shares Live Video For “Home/Zzyzx” Medley From “CMFB…Sides”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has shared a live video for a medley featuring his solo track “Home” and Stone Sour’s “Zzyzx.” That performance will be included on the frontman’s new covers and acoustic EP, “CMFB …Sides,” which is set to be released on February 25.

Corey Taylor Shares Lyric Video For Cover Of John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band’s “On The Dark Side”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has shared a lyric video for his cover of John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band’s “On The Dark Side.” This track is from the frontman’s new covers and acoustic EP, “CMFB …Sides,” which will be released on February 25.

“CMFB …Sides” Track Listing:

01. “Holier Than Thou” (Metallica cover)
02. “All This And More” (Dead Boys cover)
03. “Kansas” (acoustic)
04. “Shakin’” (Eddie Money cover)
05. “Home/Zzyzx” (Stone Sour medley) (live)
06. “Lunatic Fringe” (Red Rider cover)
07. “Got To Choose” (KISS cover)
08. “Halfway Down” (acoustic)
09. “On The Dark Side” (John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band cover)