Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Launches New Nonprofit Charity The Taylor Foundation

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has launched a new nonprofit charity called The Taylor Foundation. The organization was created in an effort to “uplift military veterans and emergency personnel living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).”

The following was said about the charity:

“The Taylor Foundation is a project of Corey Taylor, lead singer of Slipknot, Stone Sour, and solo artist. The foundation supports and uplifts military veterans and emergency personnel living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Taylor Foundation raises awareness of this often misunderstood mental health condition as well as provides resources and financial support. In 2022, Corey and The Taylor Foundation are partnering with pre-selected nonprofits in each tour city that are actively providing meaningful and creative assistance to those affected by PTSD.

The Taylor Foundation is a member of The Giving Back Fund, a national 501c3 organization that encourages and facilitates charitable giving by professional athletes, celebrities, high net worth individuals, existing nonprofit organizations, corporations and others who truly desire to give back.”

Fans that donate to the charity through Fandiem will have a chance to win some cool prizes.

The L.I.F.E. Project (Stone Sour, Paralandra) Confirm Official Lineup

Guitarist Josh Rand (Stone Sour) and vocalist Casandra Carson (Paralandra) have officially confirmed the other artists that will be joining them in The L.I.F.E. Project. They include: keyboardist/backing vocalist Diana Weishaar, bassist Jaron Gulino, and drummer Celestino Ramirez.

Carson commented:

“You guys have been asking for a long time, WHO IS GONNA PLAY IN THE BAND?? Well, here it is… the official L.I.F.E. Project lineup!!💥 It’s crazy to think that Josh and I started writing songs together 2 YEARS ago and we’re finally taking taking it to the stage! I couldn’t be happier with the people we’ve chosen to join us on this journey. Absolutely incredible musicians and all around great human beings (one of which I might be a little biased towards 😜) Rehearsals have been going amazing, and I truly can’t wait for you guys to see the show we’ve put together! See ya this Saturday [April 30] in Springfield, MO at The Riff for The LIFE Project’s live debut! 🎉🎉🎉

Keys/BG Vocals – Diana Weishaar
Guitar – Josh Rand
Lead Vocals – ME 🤩
Bass – Jaron Gulino
Drums – Celestino Ramirez

📸 Ryan Berrier Design & Photography”

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Guests On New Version Of Hyro The Hero’s “Kids Against The Monsters”

Hyro The Hero has teamed up with Slipknot’s Corey Taylor for a new version of “Kids Against The Monsters.“ You can check that out below. The song serves as the title track of Hyro’s new EP, which is available now.

Hyro commented:

“Working with Corey Taylor was absolutely incredible. When I first heard him sing the words of the chorus we created, I got chills. ‘Kids Against The Monsters‘ is about the problems we deal with from generation to generation. This generation is trying to find peace and fix past mistakes. When you press play and listen to my music, I want you to feel the positivity and love.”

Taylor added:

“It’s always nice to collaborate with up-and-coming talent, especially when you’re a genuine fan. I was stoked to hop on this song with Hyro The Hero. He embodies what a true artist is meant to do: make you feel something. This song is a great reminder that we’re stronger together when facing our demons.”

The L.I.F.E. Project (Stone Sour, Paralandra) To Pay Tribute To Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, & Anthrax On New EP “Big F.O.U.R.”

The L.I.F.E. Project, the band featuring Stone Sour’s Josh Rand and Paralandra’s Casandra Carson, will be releasing a new covers EP, titled “Big F.O.U.R.,“ on March 18. The effort will feature covers of Slayer’s “South Of Heaven,” Anthrax’s “Caught In A Mosh,” Megadeth’s “Symphony Of Destruction,” and Metallica’s “One.”

Rand commented:

“Recording a Big F.O.U.R. cover EP is something that I have wanted to do for a very very long time, and last Fall I decided to finally do it with The L.I.F.E. Project. Without these four bands (Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer) my musical career wouldn’t be where it is today. In some ways you could say this project is paying homage to them or, how I see it, a return to where it all started in my parents house as a teenager trying to learn just a piece of the music.

Each of the four songs that I picked were pivotal in my development as a musician. Whether it was learning the intro to ‘One‘ on guitar, drums on ‘Symphony [Of Destruction‘] or bass lines in ‘Caught in A Mosh‘. This EP was a true love and passion project for myself. I feel I captured the vibe and the spirit of the original but with The L.I.F.E. Project sound. Hopefully you hear it too!”

The effort’s first single, a cover of Anthrax’s “Caught In A Mosh,” can be found below. Rand added the following about that:

“‘Among The Living‘ is a top three album of all-time for me, so covering ‘Caught In A Mosh‘ was a no brainer for us to do.”

Carson continued:

“‘Caught In A Mosh‘ has an infectious energy to it, and I’m absolutely stoked with how it turned out.”

Corey Taylor Shares Live Video For “Home/Zzyzx” Medley From “CMFB…Sides”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has shared a live video for a medley featuring his solo track “Home” and Stone Sour’s “Zzyzx.” That performance will be included on the frontman’s new covers and acoustic EP, “CMFB …Sides,” which is set to be released on February 25.

Corey Taylor Says Stone Sour Is Still “On The Back Burner”

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” Corey Taylor offered an update on Stone Sour’s current status. The frontman says the band is still “on the back burner” for now.

Taylor said the following:

“It’s on the back burner. It’s just one of those things where my mind and my heart are in a different direction. And that’s cool.”

He also added:

“I wish everybody in Stone Sour all the best. I still talk to almost all of ’em. But sometimes you’ve just gotta do what’s best for your heart, and that’s what I’m doing. So Stone Sour’s on the back burner. But I’m also doing a ton of music. And like I’ve shown in [my] solo show, if you wanna hear that stuff, that’s a great place to hear it ’cause I do a ton of Stone Sour, I do a ton of Slipknot, do a ton of covers, do a ton of originals for the solo stuff. It’s a great show.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Steel Panther Cover Dio’s “Rainbow In The Dark” With Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor And Christian Martucci

During the recent ShipRocked cruise, Steel Panther were joined onstage by Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) and Christian Martucci (Stone Sour) for a cover of Dio’s “Rainbow In The Dark.” You can see some fan-filmed footage of that below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Trailer For New Horror Film “Rucker” Featuring Slipknot’s Corey Taylor

A new trailer has been released for the upcoming horror film “Rucker.” The movie, which will be available on VOD on January 4, stars Bobby C. King and it will also feature Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) and his wife Alicia Taylor (Cherry Bombs). Here’s a synopsis:

“For the past 30 years Rucker the trucker has devoted his life to traveling the road as a mass serial killer. When Rucker picks up unsuspecting Maggie, she makes him the subject of her trucker documentary. But her life takes a dangerous detour when Rucker recruits her to complete his masterpiece: A connect-the-dots roadmap portrait of his ex-wife comprised of the women he’s killed who resemble her.”

[via comingsoon.net]

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Announces “In Conversation” Event In Columbus, OH

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has booked an “in conversation” event at Jo Ann Davidson Theatre at the Riffe Center in Columbus, OH. The show will take place on December 13 and it will find the frontman taking part in a special Q&A session with fans. Photo ops and autographs will also be available at an additional cost. The meet-and-greet will be open to all attendees.

Slipknot, Foo Fighters, Jane’s Addiction, Etc. Members To Perform Sex Pistols & Lou Reed Songs During “Above Ground 3” Benefit Concert

Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) and Billy Morrison (Billy Idol) have revealed the artists that will be joining them at the third annual “Above Ground” benefit concert. The event will take place at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, CA on December 20 and the duo will be performing the Sex Pistols’ “Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols” and Lou Reed‘s “Transformer“ in full with Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Billy Idol, Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Franky Perez (ex-Deadland Ritual, ex-Apocalyptica), and Etty Lau Farrell. Proceeds from the show will go towards MusiCares.