Corey Taylor Premieres “Samantha’s Gone” Video

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has premiered a new video for his song “Samantha’s Gone.” The clip features various special guests including Tom Sandoval (“Vanderpump Rules”), Dean Cameron (“Summer School”, “Ski School”), Steel Panther, Greg Grunberg (“Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”), and more. The track is from Taylor’s latest album “CMFT.” The frontman told Bravo‘s “The Daily Dish” the following:

“The video for ‘Samantha’s Gone‘ served two purposes: making fun of so-called ‘indie rock’ bands and getting all my friends together to hang out and have a good time. We all went back and forth between having fun and social distancing. Watching the first ‘band’ was great, then being fired from our OWN song in favor of Steel Panther was the icing on the cake – can’t wait for everyone to see it!”

Slipknot, Foo Fighters, & Jane’s Addiction Members To Perform As Ground Control At Upcoming David Bowie Tribute Concert

More artists have been added to the upcoming David Bowie tribute show including the supergroup Ground Control, which features Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins, and Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney. The streaming event, which is being called “A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!,” will take place on January 8 and it will also feature members of Bowie‘s band, as well as Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless), Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Corey Glover (Living Colour), Boy George, Peter Frampton, and more. Tickets can be found HERE.

Corey Taylor On Being Unable To Tour Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic: “I Never Thought In A Million Years I Would Miss The Curmudgeons In Slipknot”

During an interview with Kerrang!, Corey Taylor discussed what it has been like to be off the road for a lengthy period of time due to the coronavirus pandemic. The frontman said he misses being on tour with Slipknot and that he intends to get a COVID-19 vaccine and hopefully play some shows in 2021.

Taylor said the following:

“It’s crazy. I was just saying this a couple of days ago: I never thought in a million years I would miss the curmudgeons in Slipknot and being on the road with those growly pricks. [Laughs] But, man, it seems like a million years ago that we played those shows [in Europe earlier this year]. I can’t even remember that tour, that’s how long ago it was. I long for that, and I can’t wait to get back on the road with Slipknot and finish off that tour cycle when the time comes. Obviously, we don’t really know when that is, but with the decent news that the vaccines are looking promising, we have a very good chance to turn things around next year. Even though the winter is a little darker, maybe there’s some light at the end of the tunnel — we just need to get through this time and hopefully get back to normal next year. And I’m no anti-vaxxer, trust me! As soon as it’s ready, I’m taking one, and I don’t care what anybody says: I don’t wear tin foil hats, and I certainly didn’t vote for Trump, so I’m going to get a vaccine for this damn thing.”

He also added the following when asked how he has coped with the shutdown:

“I mean, it was weird… this is the longest I’ve been off the road for 20 years, and when it first started, I was like, ‘Okay, it’ll be six months at the most…’ But when it finally got into, ‘Okay, we’re getting into 2021 now and we’re not really sure what’s going on,’ it was daunting. The first month or two I was almost shifting down into normal life, because my brain is so hardwired to not get settled for months at a time. Normally I get home [from tour] and I have a good month, and then I’m back on the road again. It was interesting to feel that shift, and getting to that point of embracing domestic life. But, at the same time, this was all also the catalyst for doing the solo album the way I did, realizing that I had an opportunity to go in [to the studio] and bang it out real quick, and make something really awesome… I didn’t think it was going to have this sort of impact, which is rad. I was just excited to make it and see what would happen. The flipside of that coin, though, is that it made me miss touring even more because I want to play these songs, and play with these guys live. It was definitely a tease, let’s put it that way. But it was still a great way to do something cool and put something out for people, and they’ve really enjoyed it.”

Corey Taylor Premieres “Everybody Dies On My Birthday” Lyric Video, Teams Up With Menotti’s Coffee For Limited Edition “CMFT Private Blend”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has premiered a lyric video for his song “Everybody Dies On My Birthday.” You can check that out below and purchase a new shirt HERE. The track appears on Taylor’s debut solo album “CMFT.”

In other news, Taylor has also joined forces with Menotti’s Coffee to create his own limited edition coffee called “CMFT Private Blend.” You can purchase that HERE. Here’s a description of the beverage:

“Flavor Notes: Dark Chocolate, Full Body, Developed Sweetness

Friends that love a deeper roast flavor, with just a hint of excitement peeking around the corner ready to ride a Rainbow in the Dark.

We wanted to create something with Corey Taylor that gave you that same comfortable and cozy feeling you get from a really good cup of diner coffee after you’ve been riding on HWY 666.

Full bodied coffee so it is perfect for those of us who like their coffee “strong” or for those who love a little cream & sugar.

Origin: Brazil & Ethiopia

Variety: Bourbon / Heirloom

Elevation: 1100 – 1700 masl

Process: Various”

Metal Anarchy’s Top Albums Of 2020

I have put together a list of my top 15 albums of 2020. You can check that out below. This is just for fun and I know I probably left out some of your favorites, but these are all the albums that I enjoyed the most this year:

15. AC/DC – “Power Up”

“Power Up” has everything one would expect from an AC/DC album. The record contains nothing but the kind of high octane rock and roll that the legendary group are known for. Some highlights from this one include “Demon Fire,” “Through The Mists Of Time,” and “Kick You When You’re Down.”

14. The Amity Affliction – “Everyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them”

“Everyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them” finds The Amity Affliction returning to their heavier roots. The effort still has its poppier elements, but it is much closer to the sound that fans want to hear from the band. Some highlights from this one include “All My Friends Are Dead,” “Soak Me In Bleach,” and “Baltimore Rain.”

13. Deftones – “Ohms”

Deftones’ latest album “Ohms” contains some of their best material to date. The record features heavy and cathartic tracks that are on display within a soundscape that seems to draw on all of the band’s influences. Some highlights from this one include the title track, “This Link Is Dead,” and “The Spell Of Mathematics.”

12. Killer Be Killed – “Reluctant Hero”

Ever since Killer Be Killed (Mastodon, Soulfly, The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) entered the scene with their self-titled album in 2014, fans have be clamoring for more music and they finally got it in the form of “Reluctant Hero.” The effort took the sound that worked on their first record and refined it to create something that managed to exceed everyone’s expectations. Highlights from this one include “From A Crowded Wound,” “Left Of Center,” and “Dead Limbs.”

11. The Bombpops – “Death In Venice Beach”

If you’re a fan of pop punk, then The Bombpops’ “Death In Venice Beach” is a must have. The album is chock full of contagious, high energy music that is topped off with dark lyrical content. Some highlights from this one include “Double Arrows Down,” “Blood Pact,” and “Zero Remorse.”

10. Green Day – “Father Of All Motherfuckers”

Green Day’s “Father Of All Motherfuckers” is different than what fans might have expected from the band, but in retrospect it ended being the kind of carefree album everyone needed in a year like 2020. The music is extremely catchy with an old-school rock vibe that just makes you want to move and sing along. Some highlights from this one include “Oh Yeah!,” “Stab You In The Heart,” and “Fire, Ready, Aim.”

09. Seether – “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum”

“Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” is Seether at their best. The record is heavy and anthemic with the kind of amazing lyrics that one would expect from the band. Some highlights from this one include “Beg,” “Bruised and Bloodied,” and “Buried In the Sand.”

08. Ozzy Osbourne – “Ordinary Man”

Ozzy Osbourne had to overcame numerous health issues to release his latest album “Ordinary Man,” but the Prince Of Darkness pulled it off and proved that he is as great as ever. The record maintains the classic feel of the frontman’s previous work while adding a more modern flair that’s bolstered by a star-studded cast of musicians. Highlights from this one include “Under The Graveyard,” “Scary Little Green Men,” and “Straight To Hell.”

07. Code Orange – “Underneath”

Code Orange are continuing to make waves in the metal community with their latest album “Underneath.” The effort builds on the success of “Forever” with industrial and electronic infused hardcore that keeps you mesmerized as you head down a chaotic, horror tinged path. Some highlights from this one include “Swallowing The Rabbit Whole,” “Sulfur Surrounding,” and “Last Ones Left.”

06. The Black Dahlia Murder – “Verminous”

The Black Dahlia Murder never disappoint and “Verminous” is no exception. The album is nothing but brutal, contagious, melodic death metal that you can’t help but blast at ear shattering volumes. Some highlights from this one include the title track, “Sunless Empire,” and “The Wereworm’s Feast.”

05. Poppy – “I Disagree”

With “I Disagree”, Poppy moved even further away from bubblegum pop into the metal territory. The diverse album combines elements of industrial and nu metal with elements of pop and EDM to create a post-genre record filled with compelling tracks. Some highlights from this one include the title track, “Concrete,” and “Bloodmoney.”

04. Lamb Of God – “Lamb Of God”

Lamb Of God’s self-titled album is pure, unadulterated metal from a band that have been killing it for nearly three decades. It’s full of the kind of pummeling tracks that one would expect from the group and it is definitely worthy of the name “Lamb Of God.” Some highlights from this one include “Reality Bath,” “Resurrection Man,” and “On The Hook.”

03. Trivium – “What The Dead Men Say”

Trivium’s “What The Dead Men Say” feels like a culmination of all their past work and it shows why the band continue stay on top of the metal world. The effort is full of heavy tracks with big choruses that keep you rocking the whole way through. Some highlights from this one include “Catastrophist,” “Bleed Into Me,” and “Scattering The Ashes.”

02. Bring Me The Horizon – “Post Human: Survival Horror”

Bring Me The Horizon’s latest release “Post Human: Survival Horror” finds the band returning to heavier music, while still continuing to evolve. The record is infectious from beginning to end and the collaborations with Amy Lee (Evanescence), BABYMETAL, Yungblud, and Nova Twins make it even better. Some highlights from this one include “Kingslayer,” “Teardrops,” and “Obey.”

01. Corey Taylor – “CMFT”

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor officially stepped out on his own this year with the release of “CMFT.” The album has a fun party vibe and it runs the gamut from rock to country to punk to hip-hop, making it so there’s a little something for everyone. Some highlights from this one include “HWY 666,” “Culture Head,” and “CMFT Must Be Stopped.”

Stix Zadinia On Steel Panther And Corey Taylor’s Unreleased Collaborative Track “Steel Panther Fucked My Girlfriend”: “It Sounds Like The Fucking Eagles”

During a recent appearance on “The Crash Report” podcast, Stix Zadinia talked a bit about Steel Panther and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor’s unreleased collaborative track “Steel Panther Fucked My Girlfriend.” The drummer says that he hopes the song will be released at some point and that “it sounds like the fucking Eagles.”

Zadinia said the following about the track, which was previously covered by Wheeler Walker Jr.:

“We never played it. Somehow [Wheeler Walker Jr.] got a copy of it. We never released it. And there’s a version out in one of our hard drives with Corey Taylor singing it.”

He continued after the interviewer said that the group should release it:

“We should. We fucking should. You know what? I need to talk to Satchel about that. Corey Taylor sings ‘Steel Panther Fucked My Girlfriend’. It’s amazing. It sounds like the fucking Eagles — the original version.”

He also added:

“Wheeler Walker did a version of it. The end product, the end result of it, I heard and I was, like, it’s cool and it was nice of him to wanna do, but when you hear our version of it, especially with Corey on it, you’ll be, like, ‘This sounds like the fucking Eagles.'”

[via Blabbermouth]

Metallica, Korn, Mastodon, Etc. Cover Alice In Chains Tracks During Virtual MoPOP Awards Ceremony

Alice In Chains were honored with this year’s Museum Of Pop Culture Founders Award during a special ceremony last night (December 1). The virtual event included performances from Alice In Chains, Metallica, Korn, Mastodon, and more.

Footage of the full ceremony can be found below. Here’s the setlist:

– Alice In Chains – “Your Decision” (8:18)
– Ann Wilson – “Rooster” (14:09)
– Dave Navarro, Taylor Hawkins, Corey Taylor, and Chris Chaney – “Man In The Box” (27:07)
– Duff McKagan and Shooter Jennings – “Down In A Hole” (34:08)
– Korn – “Would?” (43:04)
– Nancy Wilson, Mark Lanegan, and Liv Warfield – “Brother” (47:15)
– Fishbone – “Them Bones” (53:40)
– David’s Van – “Dam That River” (01:01:07)
– The Human Missile Crisis – “Swing On This” (01:02:01)
– Katyrose – “Your Decision” (01:02:52)
– Talaya – “All I Am” (01:04:44)
– Dallas Green – “Rain When I Die” (01:07:09)
– Liv Warfield – “Put You Down” (01:12:45)
– Mastodon – “Again” (01:19:56)
– Kim Thayil, Shaina Shepherd, Bubba Dupree, Bill Herzog, and Nathan Yaccino – “It Ain’t Like That” (01:26:41)
– Krist Novoselic, Kim Thayil, Jillian Raye, Jennifer Johnson, Jeff Fielder, and Ben Smith – “Drone” (01:32:37)
– Lily Cornell Silver and Chris Degarmo – “Black Gives Way To Blue” (01:43:20)
– Mark Lanegan, Maggie Bjorklund, Jeff Fielder, Ben Smith, and Ryan Waters – “Nutshell” (01:47:36)
– Ayron Jones, Jeff Fielder, Ben Smith, Andy Stoller, and Ryan Waters – “Heaven Beside You” (01:52:00)
– Soundgarden with Tad Doyle, Mike McCready, and Meagan Grandall – “Angry Chair” (01:58:52)
– Billy Corgan – “Check My Brain” (02:04:10)
– Metallica – “Would?” (02:07:47)
– Alice In Chains – “No Excuses” (02:15:23)
– Eric And Encarnación – “Black Gives Way to Blue” (02:23:47)

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor To Star In Halloween Horror Anthology “Bad Candy”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) will be starring in a new Halloween horror anthology called “Bad Candy.” The film was written and directed by Scott Hansen and Desiree Connell and it will also feature Zach Galligan (“Gremlins”, “Waxwork”). A September 2021 release is expected.

Here’s a description of the anthology:

“‘Bad Candy’ follows local Halloween stories of both myth and lessons learned in the community of New Salem. With its annual Psychotronic FM Halloween show, re-enactment radio DJs Chilly Billy and Paul weave the tales of the supernatural of years gone by. In this small town it’s a grimy ending for most, but will a few good souls survive?”

Taylor also commented on the movie during an interview with FirstGlance Film Festivals [transcribed by Blabbermouth]:

“It’s a pretty cool little horror movie that has a linear story going through it, but it’s really kind of made up of different short stories — almost like a ‘Creepshow’ kind of format, which is pretty cool. It’s basically re-enactments of the stories that I’m actually telling on the radio, for the most part. It was a small-budget film done by some people who knew my manager, and who had worked with him before. And they asked if I wanted to be a part of it, and I was, like, ‘Yeah, of course. I’m totally down.'”

He also added:

“I’ve been a horror fan my whole life, and that’s reflected in the movies that I’ve been in, the music that I make, the bands that I’ve contributed to. So it was just one more thing for me to kind of try and stretch. Any time I get a little bit part like that, I’m always down to try new stuff.”

Taylor also discussed what it was like on set:

“I got to work with Zach Galligan, which was really rad. I was a big fan of his work when I was growing up, and getting to work with him and meet him, he’s just such a cool dude that it just made it easy. We were there for two full days really kind of mapping out and filming everything. And we just rolled with it, man. We just had as much fun as we could, just making fun of each other.”

This news comes after it was recently revealed that Taylor will also be appearing in another horror film called “Rucker (The Trucker).”

Corey Taylor’s “HWY 666” Chosen As Official Theme Song For WWE’s “Tables, Ladders And Chairs” Event

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor’s solo track “HWY 666” has been chosen as the theme song for the WWE’s “TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs” event. The pay-per-view event will take place on December 20 at a new Thunderdome set up at Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: “We’re Thinking About Kind Of Putting Another Album Out Maybe Next Year”

During a recent appearance on “Good Company With Bowling,” Corey Taylor offered an update on Slipknot’s current plans. The frontman said the following:

“The plan right now with Slipknot is to try and a) finish up the touring next year, and b) we’re thinking about kind of putting another album out maybe next year. But I don’t know. I don’t know what the plan is yet. I just know that we all kind of feel like there’s unfinished business and we wanna finish that out before we do anything. But I know that we were talking about doing it, ’cause we only have one album left on our contract [with our record label].”

[via Blabbermouth]