Slipknot Members Planning To Release Album They Recorded During The “All Hope Is Gone” Sessions

Back in November 2018, Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan revealed that him, Corey Taylor, Jim Root, and Sid Wilson actually recorded another album during the sessions for “All Hope Is Gone.“ Now, during a recent interview with Loudwire, Clown said the effort may get released during the “We Are No Your Kind” cycle:

“We have a whole other album that four of us wrote when we did ‘All Hope Is Gone‘. We have 11 songs that we’re gonna release sometime in this album cycle. But it’s never been about just getting it out. It needs to be out when it’s right and by coming out during this album cycle people will even understand more what we’re doing on this album and what first led to it.”


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: “We Split Merch Equally. We Split Live Equally. We Do Everything Equally”

During a recent interview with Vulture, Corey Taylor talked a bit about the businesses side of Slipknot. According to the frontman, the band make sure to split everything equally.

Taylor said the following:

“The great thing about the business part of it is that because we’re from Iowa, it all makes sense. You do the work, you get paid. That’s straight-up it. We split merch equally. We split live equally. We do everything equally. And if we’re all working toward the same thing, then it just all makes sense. We’re always taking care of each other.

Even though we’re older now, our reasons for making music and continuing to do this are still the same. It’s one of those things that, if our reasoning for doing this had changed, the band probably wouldn’t have lasted as long as it did. But — and obviously I can’t speak for everybody in the band — I know the OGs that are here are all still trying to just make the best music that we can. So we take care of each other.”

These latest comments are pretty interesting considering former percussionist Chris Fehn is currently suing Taylor and percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan for allegedly operating and making money on Slipknot affiliated businesses behind his back.

Jim Root Says Him And Corey Taylor “Would Have Just Ended Up Killing Each Other” If He Stayed In Stone Sour

During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Jim Root talked a bit about his bitter 2014 split with Stone Sour and what it’s been like working with Corey Taylor in Slipknot since then. He said the following:

“Corey and I are much closer now. It’s the best thing, me leaving Stone Sour. We would have just ended up killing each other and driving each other crazy. I can’t spread myself that thin. I needed it, this band [Slipknot] needed it and Stone Sour certainly needed it. I just didn’t have the time to commit that I’d have liked. I think they were tired of my shitty attitude, that’s for sure.”

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: “‘We Are Not Your Kind‘ Is Me Kind Of Putting My Foot Down As Far As The Divisiveness Not Only Just The Culture Right Now But The World At Large”

During an interview with Full Metal Jackie, Corey Taylor discussed Slipknot’s new album “We Are Not Your Kind” (out August 9) and the ways it reflects his own life. The singer says the effort finds him “putting [his] foot down as far as the divisiveness not only just the culture right now but the world at large.”

Taylor said the following:

“‘We Are Not Your Kind‘ is me kind of putting my foot down as far as the divisiveness not only just the culture right now but the world at large. Everyone is so at odds with each other. Everyone is so quick to look at each other as an enemy without trying to find common ground. For our kids, for our fans, that can really be a stressful, daunting, dangerous time. It’s very dangerous for people to be different these days. I will not have it. I grew up different.

I know the pain of having to deal with being treated differently and for me, it’s one of those rare cases where I actually use my position in life to make a stand and say, ‘Guess what? It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, what you look like, what color your skin is, who you love, what you believe — we are a family because of this love for music that we have.’

And ‘We Are Not Your Kind‘ represents that gathering of people together and then turning our backs towards the rest of the world and saying ‘We’re not going to let your illness, your hate, permeate us. We are not your kind. You will never be ours.’”

[via Loudwire]

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.“