During an interview with The Fader, Corey Taylor opened up about the death of his former bandmate Joey Jordison. Notably, the singer revealed that the band “were hoping to mend fences” with drummer prior to his untimely passing.
Taylor said the following when asked if Jordison’s death influenced the group’s latest album “The End, So Far”:
“It definitely crept in because it happened while we were working on some of this music. We dedicated the album to him. We hoped it wouldn’t happen, and when it did it was a sad resolve that… For somebody that creative and explosive… I just wish we hadn’t lost him this soon. We were hoping to mend fences with him, and it’s one of those things that tells you: whatever you need to do, do it now, because you never know when you’re gonna lose somebody.”
He also added the following about losing bassist Paul Gray in 2010:
“[Those experiences] definitely woke us up a little bit, made us realize we’re on the other side of youth. There’s gonna come a time when we start losing each other again, and we should take advantage of the time we have right now with each other. I’ve tried to let these guys know how I feel about them and the music we’ve made together. We’re all such different people, and the fact that after all these years we’re still doing it together — and still doing it at this pace — you have to embrace each other after that.”