Corey Taylor And Cherry Bombs Announce August Tour

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has announced an August tour with the Cherry Bombs. Here’s the dates:

08/06 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
08/07 Sandy, UT – Rio Tinto Stadium
08/08 Grand Junction, CO – Two Rivers Convention Center
08/11 Sturgis, SD – Buffalo Chip Campground
08/12 Fargo, ND – Fargo Brewing Company (outdoors)
08/13 Sioux Falls, SD – The District
08/16 Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theater
08/17 Kansas City, MO – Grinders
08/19 Denver, CO – Sculpture Park

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor On The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: “It’s A Pile Of Garbage”

During a recent interview with Lazer 103.3, Corey Taylor called the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame “a pile of garbage” and said that Slipknot would probably reject the chance to be inducted into the institution. Considering the Rock Hall has continued to snub legendary acts like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, his views are not surprising.

Taylor said the following:

“First of all, I don’t care about that Hall, ’cause I think it’s a pile of garbage. They don’t honor anything except pop music, really, and they only really induct real rock bands when they have to cave to pressure. They disrespected so many bands over the past by putting others in before the ones that actually deserve it, that I would probably go the way of the Sex Pistols. I’d be, like, ‘Your Hall is a sham. I don’t care if I’m a part of it or not. You have no idea what the spirit of rock and roll is actually about. So take this and shove it up your you-know-what.’ So, that’s basically where I’m at. And, obviously, I’m not getting any brownie points, and I probably will never be nominated, but I don’t really care.”

He went on to say that he doesn’t think Slipknot fans “would actually care if [they] were in [the Rock Hall] to begin with.” He also added:

“It’s not gonna stop us from playing. I mean, think about it: football players, they retire and then they go [into the Football Hall Of Fame]. We’re still going. Why would I wanna go in the Hall Of Fame if we’re still killing?”

[via Blabbermouth]

Corey Taylor Shares “Pop-Up” Version Of “Samantha’s Gone” Video

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has shared a “pop-up” version of his music video for “Samantha’s Gone.” You can check that out below. As previously reported, the clip features various special guests including Tom Sandoval (“Vanderpump Rules”), Dean Cameron (“Summer School”, “Ski School”), Steel Panther, Greg Grunberg (“Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”), and more. The track is from Taylor’s latest album “CMFT.” The frontman told Bravo‘s “The Daily Dish” the following when the video was initially released:

“The video for ‘Samantha’s Gone‘ served two purposes: making fun of so-called ‘indie rock’ bands and getting all my friends together to hang out and have a good time. We all went back and forth between having fun and social distancing. Watching the first ‘band’ was great, then being fired from our OWN song in favor of Steel Panther was the icing on the cake – can’t wait for everyone to see it!”

Watch Footage From The First Show On Corey Taylor’s Socially Distanced Solo Tour

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) officially kicked off his socially distanced solo tour with the Cherry Bombs in Tempe, AZ last night (May 17). You can check out fan-filmed footage from that show below:

Corey Taylor Releases Cover Of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s “Carry On” Through Amazon Music

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has released a cover of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young‘s “Carry On“ exclusively through Amazon Music. He said the following about that:

“Growing up, the harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young always captivated me. What they could do felt more like superpowers than music. Showing them appreciation is just my way of thanking them for inspiring me.”

Corey Taylor Says His New Film “Zombie Versus Ninja” Will Begin Shooting This Year

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has confirmed that his new film “Zombie Versus Ninja” will begin shooting this year. As previously reported, the movie is one of five that the frontman recently wrote.

Taylor told Frightmare HQ the following::

“One of the things that I’ve always wanted to do is create a movie — write a movie and then see it from soup to nuts; from pre-pro to walking the red carpet. That’s been one of my biggest dreams. And I’ve had the opportunity to really be put in touch with some great producers. And I’m talking to potential directors right now, actually. It is going to shoot this year.”

He continued when asked if would be interested in directing the film himself:

“It’s not that I’m not interested; it’s that I know that’s not my forte. I’m honest enough with myself to realize that if I had wanted to be a director, I would have started learning a long time ago. And I know a lot of people with the kind of ego that they would step in and go, ‘Well, it’s mine. Blah blah blah.’ I’m not that guy. I want it to be good. I want [people] to enjoy what I’m making, because I wanna enjoy it too. And sometimes it’s the collaboration that creates something amazing.”

“You have to be flexible enough to realize, like, ‘I don’t have the chops to do this.’ However, that doesn’t mean there’s somebody out there that does. So, for me, as the writer and the producer, now I can find the right person to bring it to fruition and walk with them every step of the way as a collab. Let them do their thing, but also know that, in my mind, there’s this idea of what I want it to be. And it’s a gonzo horror comedy — it’s the kind of fucking movie that I’ve always loved, and it’s the kind of movie that I’ve always wanted to make. And if it goes off, man, it’s the beginning of something rad.”

“I don’t wanna make Oscar winners. I wanna make fun, crazy cult classics. That’s all I care about.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Corey Taylor Adds Shows To Solo Tour After Most Dates Sell Out

With a majority of the shows having sold out, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has decided to add more dates to his socially distanced tour with the Cherry Bombs. You can find his updated schedule below. As previously reported, strict COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place including pod seating and mask mandates.

Tour Dates:

05/18 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee Backyard
05/20 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Event Center
05/21 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
05/22 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
05/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Outdoors
05/25 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Outdoors
05/26 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
05/28 St. Louis, MO – Pop’s
05/29 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
05/30 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
06/01 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
06/03 Green Bay, WI – Epic Event Center
06/04 Green Bay, WI – Epic Event Center
06/05 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center
06/07 Joliet, IL – The Forge
06/08 Joliet, IL – The Forge
06/09 Joliet, IL – The Forge
06/11 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
06/12 East Moline, IL – Rust Belt
06/13 East Moline, IL – Rust Belt
06/15 Dubuque, IA – Five Flags Event Center
06/17 Des Moines, IA – Horizon Event Center
06/18 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion Ballroom
06/19 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre

Corey Taylor Speaks Out Against Cancel Culture: “Nobody’s Perfect; Stop Acting Like We All Should Be”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has spoken out against cancel culture as part of a new op-ed that he wrote for Rolling Stone. The frontman says “nobody’s perfect” and that we need to “stop acting like we all should be.”

Taylor said the following in part:

“No one can handle anything anymore, which means no one can handle real talk anymore, which means everyone just wants to cancel shit, with no room for improvement. There are several people at fault for this: the right, the left, the media, celebrities, the Internet, social media, but if you’re truly looking for who’s really responsible, or more importantly irresponsible, you should probably find the nearest mirror.

I’m not saying there aren’t things that deserve our attention. I’m not saying that things shouldn’t change in so many different ways. I’m not even going to tell you that you have no right to be passionate on social change. What I’m saying is pick your spots, know what the hell’s going on before you go chasing after people with pitchforks for no fucking reason whatsoever. There’s so much to be done on so many different things, you don’t have to protest everything that someone tries to hoist up the pole as a red flag.

Be a little smarter in how you swing the hammer, because when everything is a problem, that means everyone is a suspect… including yourselves. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, to paraphrase. Nobody’s perfect; stop acting like we all should be.”

This news comes after Taylor previously said that his next book will likely focus on social media and “the ‘outrage’ age.”

Corey Taylor Officially Announces The Dates For His Socially Distanced Solo Tour

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has officially announced the dates for his spring solo tour. The “COVID-19 safe” trek will be socially distanced and will follow all state recommended health guidelines. The Cherry Bombs, the dance group featuring Taylor’s wife Alicia, will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

05/18 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee Backyard
05/20 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Event Center
05/21 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
05/22 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
05/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Outdoors
05/26 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
05/28 St. Louis, MO – Pop’s
05/29 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
05/30 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
06/01 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
06/03 Green Bay, WI – Epic Event Center
06/05 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center
06/07 Joliet, IL – The Forge
06/11 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
06/12 East Moline, IL – Rust Belt
06/15 Dubuque, IA – Five Flags Event Center
06/17 Des Moines, IA – Horizon Event Center
06/18 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion Ballroom
06/19 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre

Taylor told Rolling Stone the following:

“We’d been looking for opportunities to play here and there constantly, but it wasn’t until a promoter friend of ours asked us how we would approach a tour with the kinds of safeguards we were interested in that we realized we could put a tour together. We’ll be taking as many precautions as we can: the usual social distancing, pod seating (sectioned off area with an allotted number of people who came together allowed inside), temperature checks, waivers signed at the door, masks in place everywhere but your pod, etc. We’re encouraging everyone to get vaccinated as well before the tour.”

Corey Taylor Releases Acoustic Version Of “Samantha’s Gone”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has released an acoustic version of his song “Samantha’s Gone.” You can check that out below. The original version of “Samantha’s Gone” is from Taylor’s solo album “CMFT.“