Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) Finished Recording His New Solo Album During Quarantine

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has finished recording his new solo album. The frontman confirmed the news during an appearance on Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale’s “Raise Your Horns With Lzzy Hale.”

Taylor said the following:

“I secretly recorded my first solo album. I did with the band I’ve been using for my solo shows for years, and just a bunch of people that I’ve been working with forever. So it’s Jason [Christopher on bass], Dustin [Schoenhofer] on drums, from WALLS OF JERICHO and countless other things, and [guitarist] Zach Throne, who I’ve been jamming with for a long time, and Tooch [guitarist Christian Martucci], actually, from STONE SOUR. All five of us did it. We went in and we recorded 25 songs in about two and a half weeks, and we did everything live. And it’s dope — really, really cool.”

He continued:

“All the songs are things that I’ve written over the years but they didn’t really fit with either band. So it’s stuff that I’ve just kind of been sitting on. And I realized — I just kind of turned around and I was just, like, ‘Geez, I’ve got all these songs.’ And I’ve been kind of talking about doing a solo album anyway, and I was just, like, ‘This is the perfect time to do it.’ And picking those guys was the perfect combo, ’cause we all just love the same kinds of music — the same kinds of rock, the same kinds of punk, the same kinds of metal, the same kinds of everything — and we all were able to incorporate those influences into everything.”

He also added:

“It’s been really hard to not talk about. But we’re really stoked. And the label didn’t throw up when they heard it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) To Be Featured In ’80s Sci-Fi Documentary “In Search Of Tomorrow”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) will be featured in a new ’80s sci-fi documentary called “In Search Of Tomorrow.” The film, which is being funded on Kickstarter, will give fans a “chance to immerse [themselves] in the world and mythos of ’80s science fiction.”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) Raised $150,000 For Healthcare Workers During His Recent Charity Auction

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) recently auctioned off 13 signed guitars to raise money for Direct Relief‘s COVID-19 response efforts. The auction ended up raising $75,000, which eBay For Charity matched to give the organization a donation of $150,000.

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) Auctioning Off Guitars For COVID-19 Relief

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has launched a guitar auction on eBay to raise money for Direct Relief’s COVID-19 response efforts. The auction features 13 different guitars and it will last until May 7 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. eBay will match the donation for up to $1 million.

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) And His Wife Alicia Planning To Launch Plant-Based Taco Truck Business

It was previously revealed that Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) and his wife Alicia Taylor (Cherry Bombs) were working on a new project together and now we have some more information on the venture. During a recent interview with Rock Feed, the couple revealed that they are planning to launch a plant-based taco truck business.

Corey said the following about the project, which is currently delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic:

“It was basically a [plant-based] taco food truck. We can’t say vegan. ‘Cause there will be some dairy in there, some stuff in there. But the main focus was flavor, not just content. ‘Cause when people talk about vegan, they can become very pretentious… This was a way for us to combine [our love of food] with a healthier [lifestyle].”

Alicia added:

“Because a lot of people don’t know this — we went plant-based in August [or] September, and we saw the benefits immediately.”

Corey agreed:

“My cholesterol dropped, like, 80 points… I was even trying to eat better, and yet my cholesterol wasn’t going anywhere. And as soon as I [went plant-based], [the change in my cholesterol level was immediate]. It was pretty rad.”

Alicia then continued:

“And we don’t wanna be super annoying about it, ’cause that can turn a lot of people off. It was just kind of a choice we made for us.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Thinks “We’re Gonna See A Real Renaissance And Explosion Of Live Entertainment” Once The Pandemic Is Over

During a recent interview with Rock Feed, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) discussed the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on live music. Despite how bleak things look right now, the frontman said he thinks “we’re gonna see a real renaissance and explosion of live entertainment” when the crisis finally comes to an end.

Taylor said the following when asked how he sees live shows returning:

“It all depends on how we open this back up. You almost have to attribute it to the way that casinos are opened after — they do what’s called a soft opening, which is basically they open it before the grand opening and people wander through. It’s not packed, it’s not huge — you’re basically just seeing what people are going to be into and see if they’re into what’s being provided. That’s basically what they’re gonna do with this industry — there’s gonna be a soft opening; there are gonna be a handful of acts that go out there. They are gonna be the litmus test to see what the world is ready for.”

“It’ll probably be in smaller venues — ’cause people are gonna be fucking scared, man. Or maybe outdoor venues, where people don’t feel like they’re confined, they don’t feel like they’re too stuck together. There’s gonna be a sense of paranoia for a while — even after there’s a fucking medicine developed, or a vaccine. So it’s gonna take time. There is gonna be some acts that have to fall on the sword. If we do it right and we build that enthusiasm, probably within a year, maybe a year and a half, we’ll see the same enthusiasm for live shows that we did before. ‘Cause I think once people realize that everything is okay, people are gonna realize that they take for granted the fact that they haven’t been to a live show in a long time, and the live concert experience will be something that people come back to. They’ll be tired of watching it on YouTube, tired of watching it on their phone — they’ll want to be in the experience. So I think we’re gonna see a real renaissance and explosion of live entertainment. It’s gonna be great for us.”

He also added the following when asked if Slipknot would ever consider playing in a smaller venue once the pandemic subsides:

“I don’t know — maybe. It helps when it’s a room that long where we can get all of our crap in. That’s the problem — we’ve got so much crap now that we’d have to go back to Guitar Center and start finding shit that we can fuckin’… Like, ‘Clown, you take that kit and just Frankenstein it. We’ll just put it in there. No, you can’t shit on it.’ It’d be funny; it’d be insane.

We’ve actually talked about doing something like that for years — doing a throwback show, and doing a throwback show in a way where we wear the old gear as well. But that’s… I mean, I don’t know. That’s few and far between. We’d have to make sure that we could do it in a safe way, obviously. Not just from a coronavirus fucking standpoint. I mean, that would be insanity, dude. But we’ll see. It would be insane.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) And His Wife Alicia Are “Working On A Completely New Project Together”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) and his wife Alicia are working on a new project together. Alicia revealed the news on Twitter: