Corey Taylor Says He Is Thinking About Recording A “Dark Jazz” Album With “Jazzy Versions” Of Slipknot & Stone Sour Songs

During a chat with RadioVegas.Rocks’s “Chaotic Radio”, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) was asked if he would ever consider recording country music. The singer responded by saying “fuck no,” but did add that he would consider doing a “dark jazz” album.

Taylor said the following when asked about the possibility of going country:

“No. Even coming from Iowa — fuck no! Absolutely not. And it’s not to say that I couldn’t write stuff like that. My interest would be more singer-songwriter kind of vibe, like SQUEEZE or something like that. Or — and I’ve actually been thinking about doing something like this — putting together a quartet or a quintet and doing a jazz album, like a dark jazz album, [and] recording it live in a room. It won’t sell shit. It would really just be for my own fucking personal collection… ‘Cause I love jazz. A lot of people don’t realize that — I listen to a lot of ’40s and ’50s jazz. And there is this… the haunting stuff that [Billie] Holiday would do, the older stuff that Charlie Parker would do, when he was really fucked up — that would be the stuff that I would be closer to. And I’ve got, actually, jazzy versions of some of my own songs that I would love to try. Probably something like ‘Prosthetics’ [by SLIPKNOT], I think would be really, really cool. And then ‘Bother’ — I’ve got a really cool jazzy version of ‘Bother’ that could be really cool.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Slams Maroon 5’s Adam Levine For His Recent Comments On Rock Music: “Tell That Schmuck To Go Back To The Fucking ‘Voice’”

During a recent interview with Variety, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine talked a bit about the state of rock music saying: “Rock music is nowhere, really. I don’t know where it is. If it’s around, no one’s invited me to the party. All the of the innovation and incredible things happening in music are in hip-hop. It’s better than everything else.” This obviously set a lot people off, especially since Maroon 5 is more of a pop band. Among those who commented was Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), who tweeted the following in response to a fan:

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) To Play Acoustic Set At Star Treatments Fundraising Benefit

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) will be playing an acoustic set at Fremont Country Club in Las Vegas, NV on December 14 as part of a fundraising benefit for Star Treatments. That organization was founded by Matt DiRito (Pop Evil) and it “provides a VIP transportation experience for children battling cancer to medical facilities.” The event will also feature Jason Christopher (Prong), the all-girl dance group Cherry Bombs, Bravo Delta, and Words As Weapons. Tickets can be found HERE. Taylor commented:

“We’ll be raising money for Star Treatments – an amazing charity started by Matt Dirito. It’ll be a helluva night with performances by yours truly and my stunt double, Jason Christopher, a set by Cherry Bombs and much more. Hope you can join us Dec 14!”

Watch Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Cover KISS & The Kinks With Fozzy On “Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager At Sea”

During the first ever “Chris Jericho Rock & Wrestling Rager At Sea”, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) joined Fozzy onstage to perform some covers of KISS’ “Cold Gin” and The Kinks’ “You Really Got Me.” You can see footage of that below:

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Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) Pays Tribute To His Late Grandmother

Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has shared a touching tribute for his late grandmother, Thelma Taylor. He said the following:

“My rock. My everything. She raised me. Taught me to be kind but tough. Work and encourage others to do so. I’ve never known a day without her in this world. My heart has broken. I loved her so much. And I will miss her every day. She was an incredible woman. And I owe her everything. I love you, Gram. Thelma Taylor 1926-2018.”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) Pays Tribute To Chris Cornell With Partial Cover Of Audioslave‘s “Getaway Car”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has shared a clip of him covering Audioslave‘s “Getaway Car” as a tribute to the late Chris Cornell. You can check that out below:

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A little tribute to a sorely missed artist. #cornell

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Corey Taylor, Halestorm, Fort Rock Organizers, Etc. Support Initiatives For School Safety

In the wake of the tragic school shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, Monster Energy Fort Rock festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents (DWP) and AEG Presents, along with Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Halestorm, and other artists performing at Fort Rock are speaking out and trying to bring attention to the “Students Fighting Guns Since Adults Won’t” campaign. People that sign the “Students Fighting Guns Since Adults Won’t” petition will get 50 percent off general admission weekend tickets. That petition was made by high school student Julia Kemple from Kalamazoo, MI, and it has already been signed by over 200,000 people.

Taylor said the following:

“I’m absolutely behind this movement. Not only the name itself, but the reason and the cause. As a father, my one concern is my children. The fact that no one is doing anything worthwhile to change the horrendous laws and circumstances around these shootings is unacceptable. So if the adults can’t extricate themselves from the politics that are keeping them from ACTUALLY making a difference, I support the generation who will.”

Halestorm added:

“To all the students that have been affected by gun violence, and to students everywhere, YOU are the ones we’ve been waiting for. Our future is what YOU make it and the path is yours to blaze. YOU are the fire! We are proud to stand by you as we push to make this planet a better place. Love, Lzzy, Arejay, Joe and Josh of Halestorm.”

DWP CEO Danny Hayes was inspired by the kids taking a stand and said that “We should all be ashamed that our nation’s youth feels unprotected by those in charge.” He continued:

“As a Broward County, Florida native, the Stoneman Douglas tragedy really hit home for me. We are so deeply touched and moved by the courage and fortitude of the students at Stoneman Douglas High School. They have turned trauma into strength. As a society we must act quickly to give them the protection they deserve. Like the Woodstock generation that used music festivals to amplify their voice, these kids should be an inspiration to us all. It is incumbent on those with access to the microphone to ensure that their message is heard and acted upon.”

Michael Lang, co-producer/co-creator of Woodstock and a longtime DWP friend commented as well:

“I am so inspired by the students of Parkland and others around the country for speaking up and not allowing the same old NRA political rhetoric and lack of action to dampen their commitment. It is this kind of long-term determination and engagement that leads to real movement. It gives me great hope for the future of our country,​ to know that there is this generation of young people ready to take up the fight for positive change,​ much as my generation did in the ‘60s. ​I can only hope that with our support this movement will continue to grow and take up the reins not only on sensible gun control, but on the many issues that will affect their lives and the lives of everyone on the planet.​”

If you want to support the campaign you can sign the petition HERE. To get the discounted tickets, take a screenshot of your signed petition and forward your confirmation email to dh@dwpresents.com. The offer will be available through April 1, while supplies last.

[via Loudwire]