Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) Says He Has 26 Songs Written For His Upcoming Solo Album

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.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) Teams Up With Horror Film Documentary “In Search Of Darkness” For New Collector’s Edition

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.

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) Says He Is “Giving Serious Thought To Doing A Solo Album” In 2021

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.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Explains How Artists “Get Screwed” By Streaming Services

As previously reported, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) recently took to social media to discuss the issues with streaming services and the low payouts artists receive from them. Now, the singer has discussed things further in the below interview with Rock Feed:

Taylor said the following when asked what musicians can do to get better royalties from streaming services:

“I’ll tell you what they can do; they can start by all of them banding together and pushing the streaming services to stop appealing the legislation that’s already been put in place to pay us better. There’s a reason that Tool waited as long as they did to put their stuff up on streaming services, ’cause they knew they weren’t gonna be compensated for something that they worked their asses off for.

To me, it smells of two things, with Tool: a) it’s perfect timing, because they have a new album coming out; and b) they probably worked out a deal with their label to make sure that they got a piece of the money that the label’s automatically going to get because of the money that’s being generated from streaming.”

He continued:

“That’s what people don’t understand. The difference between streaming and radio is you make money off radio because of the publishing that’s involved. With streaming, there really is no publishing that is promised. That money goes directly to — and technically it’s mechanicals — goes directly to the label. So the label is making huge amounts of money.

And they are not contractually bound to pay us for that, because of what they call ‘new technology.’ And unless you have been able to renegotiate your contracts in a way that makes it viable for you — which we haven’t; which a lot of people haven’t, because you can’t keep up with the technology. Unless you are able to adapt with that — and legally, a lot of labels won’t let you do that — you get screwed.

So from a publishing standpoint, the only way for us to make money, like that, off of the streaming is for that legislation to actually be signed into law. Which the fact that they are appealing it — most of them are, anyway — is just a smack in the face.”

He later added:

“We don’t have a problem with streaming. We don’t have a problem with people listening to our music. What we have a problem with is these streaming services basically treating it like we owe them, which is not the way it should be.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: “Streaming Is Pricing Artists- Old And New- Out Of Careers”

For those unaware, Spotify, Google, Pandora, and Amazon have appealed the Copyright Royalty Board’s decision to increase the royalties songwriters receive from streaming services by 44% over the next five years. Nils Lofgren (E Street Band) recently took issue with this and tweeted that artists “simply don’t get paid for [their] work” while “Spotify is worth billions.” Jumping off of that, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) offered his thoughts on the situation in a series of tweets:

[via Blabbermouth]

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Calls Out Holocaust & Slavery Deniers

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has taken to Twitter to call out Holocaust and slavery deniers. The frontman’s powerful statement seemed to be a response to a USA Today article about a Florida school principal who said that he “can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event.” Here’s Taylor’s tweet:

Prior to sending out that tweet, Taylor also commented on a NowThis video that showed an idiot’s failed attempt at lighting a synagogue on fire:

Though it may be a coincidence, Taylor’s comments also come after Rob Miller recently made headlines after shockingly thanking Holocaust denier Gerard Menuhin in the liner notes of Tau Cross’ new album “Messengers Of Deception.“

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) Says He “Will Be Back On Stage In No Time” Following Double Knee Surgery

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has shared a new video update after undergoing surgery on both of his knees yesterday (May 10). The singer said “everything was great” and that he “will be back on stage in no time.” Taylor’s next performances include Slipknot’s May 17 appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and his May 19 solo show at the Garden Grove Amphitheatre in Garden Grove, CA.

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UPDATE: Taylor has now shared a post-op photo as well: