Corey Taylor Says His New Solo Album “CMF2” Is “Going To Be The Best Rock Album Of This Year, And The Next”

During a recent interview with NME, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) discussed his upcoming solo album “CMF2.” According to him, the effort is “going to be the best rock album of this year, and the next.”

Taylor had the following to say about the 13-track album, which is expected to arrive in September:

“I can’t wait for people to hear this album. It chews up that first record and spits it out. It’s more dialed-in with everything people expect from me, so it’s got hints of ‘CMFT’ but there are also hints of Slipknot, Stone Sour and all the stuff I’ve done in my acoustic shows. It’s got everything for everybody. People are going to fucking lose it.”

He went on to say that it has an 80s influence, but fans can still expect to hear other sounds:

“There’s also ‘90s grunge, ‘70s punk and the hard-hitting shit that I helped create in the late ‘90s and early 2000s. It’s a bit of everything, but it was important for us to make it feel fresh. There’s a dark, solemn acoustic song called ‘Sorry Me‘ that’s got a very old school vibe to it, ‘Talk-Sick‘ still has an ‘80s feel to it, but it’s more of a Guns N’ Roses vibe which was always the stuff that made you want to run through walls and the first single ‘Beyond’ is going to blow people the fuck away. This album is definitely more of a punch in the face.”

Notably, Taylor also confirmed that extra tracks were recorded during the “CMF2” sessions and that they may surface as part of a future b-sides release.

Corey Taylor Finishes Recording New Album

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has officially finished the recording process for his new solo album. Bassist Eliot Lorango recently confirmed the news on social media:

“All done recording the new @coreytaylor record out in Vegas @thehideoutlv Really awesome 6 weeks with everyone involved! Can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”

Corey Taylor Announces May Shows With Cherry Bombs

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

05/02 Reading, PA – The Theatre at Santander Arena
05/03 Johnstown, PA – 1st Summit Arena
05/05 Moline, IL – The Rust Belt
05/07 Green Bay, WI – Epic Center

Corey Taylor Reveals Working Titles For Songs From His Upcoming Solo Album

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) is currently recording his second solo album and he has since decided to share photos of a progress board containing 17 working song titles. Among the tracks mentioned are: “Beyond,” “The Box,” “Post Traumatic Blues,” “Talk Sick,” “We Are The Rest,” “Sorry Me,” “Breath Of Fresh Smoke,” “Hey Manifesto,” “Midnight,” “Stay Calm,” “Starmate,” “Punchline,” “Someday, I’ll Change Your Mind,” “Not In The Mood To Live,” “Dead Flies,” “All I Want Is Hate,” and “That Mouse Is Dead.”

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor On His Upcoming Solo Album: “Nobody Is Ready For What They’re About To Hear”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has officially started the recording process for his second solo album. According to him, “nobody is ready for what they’re about to hear.”

Taylor said the following:

“I’m really, really excited. I mean, everything’s just bigger this time. Everything sounds better. Everything’s running better. Everything’s running hot. Instead of where I came from, this is where I’m going. Musically, it’s harder. It’s faster, but there’s still tons of stuff from the first album. So, there’s elements of Slipknot. There’s elements of Stone Sour. There’s elements of ‘CMFT.’ There’s elements of the stuff that I’ve been doing for years. Just, like, cover-wise or whatever.

All the stuff that I’ve always wanted to do. We are just… we’re doing that. Just cranking it up and it all sounds so fucking good, that I can’t even describe to you how stoked I am to be starting on this. And today’s the day. Today’s the day. Today’s the fucking one. Let’s get going! I’m serious as a heart attack. Nobody is ready for what they’re about to hear, for real. But first, we gotta record it.”

[via The PRP]

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Begins Recording New Solo Album

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has officially started the recording process for his new solo album. The frontman’s bassist Eliot Lorango confirmed the news on social media:

[via Blabbermouth]

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.”