Listen To Rare 1998 Smakdab Track Featuring Slipknot’s Corey Taylor

MetalSucks have shared a rare 1998 track from Smakdab titled “Shadowed.” The song features guest vocals from Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) and it was co-produced by Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot). Smakdab keyboardist Gabe Wilkinson said the following when asked why the track hasn’t been mentioned in years: “We got a nice letter from Roadrunner Records at the time making it very clear to not put Corey or Joey’s name anywhere on our release.”

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Corey Taylor Announces Dubuque, IA Solo Show, Heads Back To The Studio To Continue Work On New Slipknot Album

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) will be playing a solo show at the Q Casino in Dubuque, IA on April 28. Like his recent Los Angeles show, the singer will be joined by the Cherry Bombs, who feature his girlfriend Alicia Dove. In other news, Taylor has also returned to the studio to continue work on the new Slipknot album, which he previously described as “dark and vicious.”

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Watch Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Perform With Anthrax, Ho99o9, Etc. Members In West Hollywood

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) took the stage for a solo show at The Roxy in West Hollywood, CA last night (February 20) and he was joined by a number of guests for various covers. In addition to his backing band, guitarist Zach Throne, drummer Brandon Pertzborn, and bassist Jason Christopher, the concert also featured Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Scott Ian (Anthrax), comedian Dean Delray, Jonah Nimoy, Eaddy (Ho99o9), pro skater/Black Flag vocalist Mike Vallely, Ian’s wife Pearl Aday, and John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.). You can see footage from the show, along with the setlist below:

Setlist:

01. Love Song (THE DAMNED)
02. Don’t Change (INXS)
03. All This and More” (DEAD BOYS)
04. Already Gone (EAGLES)
05. Bone China (MOTHER LOVE BONE
06. I Love The Nightlife (THE CARS)
07. Waitin’ For the Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago (ZZ TOP)
08. Cream (PRINCE AND NEW POWER GENERATION)
09. Clampdown (THE CLASH)
10. Touch Too Much (AC/DC) (with Charlie Benante and Dean Delray)
11. Fairies Wear Boots (BLACK SABBATH)
12. Moonage Daydream (DAVID BOWIE) (with Jonah Nimoy)
13. Right Brigade (BAD BRAINS) (with Eaddy)
14. Small Man Big Mouth (MINOR THREAT) (with Eaddy)
15. Who Was In My Room (BUTTHOLE SURFERS)
16. Rise Above (BLACK FLAG) (with Mike Vallely)
17. Suspect Device (STIFF LITTLE FINGERS)
18. From Out Of Nowhere (FAITH NO MORE) (with Scott Ian)
19. Rich Girl (HALL AND OATES) (with Scott Ian and Pearl Aday)
20. Take Your Whisky Home (VAN HALEN) (with John 5)
21. C’mon And Love Me (KISS) (with John 5)
22. Lido Shuffle (Boz Scaggs)
23. Bitch (THE ROLLING STONES) (with Dean Delray and John 5)

[via Blabbermouth]

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Working On New Music With Rapper Kid Bookie

It looks like Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) is working on new music with rapper Kid Bookie. Bookie tweeted the following:

The collaboration seems to have come about from a recent Twitter exchange:

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) Announces February Los Angeles Show

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) will be playing a solo show at The Roxy in Los Angeles, CA on February 20. The singer will be joined by friends, as well as the Cherry Bombs, who feature his girlfriend Alicia Dove.

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]

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: