Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: “Stop Whining And Put Your God Damn Mask On”

During a recent interview with Australia’s Triple M Rock Interviews, Corey Taylor, who has spent years wearing a mask in Slipknot, had some choice words for those who still refuse to wear face coverings amid the coronavirus pandemic. He said the following:

“…Stop whining and put your god damn mask on. This isn’t an isolated incident. My country’s loaded with these dumbasses that think it is some sort of political standpoint or some sort of partisan garbage. And I’m just like, ‘Are you serious?’ Just because you haven’t had anyone in your life affected by it doesn’t mean that it’s not a real thing. I once had to wear a full head mask for eight hours while doing Slipknot press. Eight hours straight – didn’t take it off, but these people are going to bitch and moan about wearing it for 10 minutes at the market? Get over yourselves.”

[via Kerrang!]

Corey Taylor Is Already Planning To Record A Second Solo Album

Corey Taylor won’t be releasing his debut solo album, “CMFT,” until October 2, but it looks like he is already thinking about a follow-up. During an interview with Kaaos TV, the frontman said he is hoping to record another record after Slipknot finish their “We Are Not Your Kind” cycle.

Taylor said the following about “CMFT”:

“The only thing I really wanted to do on this album was put the best songs forward, cause I’ve got enough material for three or four solo albums, but I wanted this first album to really have that impact. [I wanted] to put the best songs on there, put the best foot forward and really show something that I’ve never shown the audience before.”

He also added the following when asked about touring plans:

“Actually, we’re gonna do what we can with the rest of this year solo-wise. Next year, hopefully once things get back to normal — knock on wood — I’ll finish up the Slipknot tour cycle, wrap that up, and then after that, probably go in and record my second solo album and then go out and tour on two albums instead of just one.”

[via Loudwire]

Slipknot, Korn, Anthrax, GWAR, Etc. Members To Participate In Syfy’s “Metal Crush Monday”

Syfy have announced a special “Metal Crush Monday” series. Starting August 3, the channel will be airing sci-fi, fantasy, and horror films, while also sharing interviews that Whitney Moore conducted with members of Slipknot, Korn, Anthrax, GWAR, and more, who share a love for the aforementioned genres. Fans will also be able to find more in-depth interviews with the artists via Syfy Wire’s YouTube page and as part of a new limited series podcast.

SVP of Syfy Wire Sandy Deane commented:

“We know there’s a natural connection between fans of metal and genre. Syfy is bringing both together in a way that may seem surprising to some, but makes perfect sense to us.”

Here’s the programming schedule:

* “Lake Placid” (Monday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Guests: GWAR’s Pustulus Maximus and Blothar The Berserker and Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack

* “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” (Monday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Guests: Butcher Babies’ Heidi Shepherd, New Years Day’s Ash Costello, and Sevendust’s Lajon Witherspoon

* “Underworld: Blood Wars” (Monday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Guests: Anthrax’s Scott Ian and “Battlestar Galactica” actor Aaron Douglas

* “Halloween” (2007) (Monday, August 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT)

Guests: Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Korn’s Jonathan Davis, In This Moment’s Maria Brink, and Ronnie James Dio’s widow Wendy Dio

Corey Taylor Premieres New Songs “CMFT Must Be Stopped” And “Black Eyes Blue”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has released two new songs, “CMFT Must Be Stopped” (feat. Tech N9ne and Kid Bookie) and “Black Eyes Blue.” Both tracks will appear on the frontman’s new solo album “CMFT,” which is set to be released on October 2. You can stream “Black Eyes Blue” and watch a cameo-filled video for “CMFT Must Be Stopped” below:

“CMFT” Track Listing:

01. “HWY 666”
02. “Black Eyes Blue”
03. “Samantha’s Gone”
04. “Meine Lux”
05. “Halfway Down”
06. “Silverfish”
07. “Kansas”
08. “Culture Head”
09. “Everybody Dies On My Birthday”
10. “The Maria Fire”
11. “Home”
12. “CMFT Must Be Stopped” (feat. Tech N9ne & Kid Bookie)
13. “European Tour Bus Bathroom Song”

Taylor recorded the album with guitarist Christian Martucci (Stone Sour), guitarist Zach Throne, bassist Jason Christopher (Prong), and drummer Dustin Schoenhofer (Walls Of Jericho). The group tracked a total of 25 songs with producer Jay Ruston. This includes the 13 album tracks, six covers, and six acoustic songs. The covers and acoustic tracks are expected to be released as b-sides at some point in the future.

Taylor told Kerrang! the following about the record:

“I love what I’ve done in the past, I love the projects that I’ve been attached to, but this, honestly, was probably the most enjoyable album that I’ve done since the first Slipknot album. There was such a sense of, ‘We’re doing it together.’ I hadn’t felt anything like that for a really long time, man. People grow apart, relationships become fractious… people stop liking each other sometimes, in certain bands, you know?

But with this, it was totally different, because we were all friends before that. We just happened to all play together, and then we formed a band around that friendship, and it all really galvanised it. This has definitely made me appreciate making music again, let’s put it that way.”

He also added:

“I feel like the stuff that I’ve done in the past has never been indicative of the bands that I grew up listening to. I wasn’t able to really wear my influences on my sleeve the way a lot of other bands have been able to. And that’s not a bad thing; maybe I was just waiting for this time to do it.”

Corey Taylor Posts New Teaser

As previously reported, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) will be releasing two new songs, “Black Eyes Blue” and “CMFT Must Be Stopped” (feat. Tech N9ne and Kid Bookie), on July 29. Now, the frontman has posted a teaser for an apparent music video. You can check that out below. Taylor’s upcoming solo album is tentatively set to be released in September.

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Corey Taylor’s New Song “CMFT Must Be Stopped” To Feature Tech N9ne And Kid Bookie

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) previously revealed that he will be releasing some new solo music on July 29 and now it looks like we have some more information on the material. According to Spotify, the frontman will be releasing two new songs including “Black Eyes Blue” and “CMFT Must Be Stopped” (feat. Tech N9ne and Kid Bookie). Both tracks are expected to appear on Taylor’s new solo album, which is tentatively set to be released in September.

[via Blabbermouth]

Corey Taylor Reveals His Favorite Slipknot Song

During a recent chat with, Corey Taylor crowned “Scissors” as his favorite Slipknot song. He said the following about that:

“My favorite by far is ‘Scissors.’ To this day it’s my favorite Slipknot song. I love it because every time we would play it, the whole second half was improvised. We played at each other, free form, free prose, everything. It was violent and gorgeous. Nothing will ever replace it for me; when we stopped playing it live, I had a hard time enjoying our sets for a very long time.”

Slipknot, Halestorm, Bush, Etc. Members Set For “Rock For Relief” Virtual Concert

A special “Rock For Relief” virtual concert will be taking place on Friday (July 3) at 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT via The show will be hosted by Lou Brutus and Rikki Rachtman and money raised from it will go towards Feeding America‘s Coronavirus Response Fund. Here’s the artists set to perform: Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Don Felder, George Thorogood, Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Joe Hottinger (Halestorm), Filter, Lisa Loeb, BJ Thomas, The Dead Daisies, Jesse Hasek (10 Years), Brian Vodinh (10 Years), Chris Robertson (Black Stone Cherry), Starset, Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro), Brandon Saller (Atreyu), Ricky Byrd, Bobby Whitlock (Derek & The Dominos, CoCo Carmel), Joe Grushecky, Bones Owens, Kathy Sledge, Danielia Cotton & Mickey Factz, and Matt Bigland (Dinosaur Pile-Up). Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, Melissa Rivers, and Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia) will also be involved in the event.