Corey Taylor To Host Virtual Signing Event For Nikki Sixx’s New Book “The First 21”

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, Sixx:A.M.) will be signing copies of his new book, “The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx,” during a virtual event for Barnes & Noble on October 18. Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) will host the event and tickets can be purchased HERE. As previously reported, the aforementioned book will be released on October 19.

Halloween Horror Anthology “Bad Candy” Starring Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Now Available On Demand

As previously reported, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) is featured in a new Halloween horror anthology called “Bad Candy.” The film was screened in select theaters on September 10 and it is now available on demand. It will also be receiving a Blu-ray release on October 12. “Bad Candy” was written and directed by Scott Hansen and Desiree Connell and it also features Zach Galligan (“Gremlins”, “Waxwork”). Here’s a description of it:

“‘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?”

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Still Wants To Make “Whiskey Jazz” And “Darker Acoustic” Solo Albums

During a virtual chat with fans during GalaxyCon, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) confirmed that he still wants to make some “whiskey jazz” and “darker acoustic” solo albums. The frontman said the following about that:

“I definitely want to do a jazz album at some point. I talked about it in a couple of different interviews and stuff. But I definitely have a certain style of jazz that I kind of gravitate towards more — like a dirtier size of jazz; the whiskey jazz is what they call it… I definitely still want to do a darker acoustic album. I don’t write stuff like that all the time, and the reason I don’t do that is because it’s so easy for me; I can write that shit in my sleep. I like tripping out on all the genres that I grew up listening to and trying to create some amalgam hybrid that is exciting and kind of pops and gets people into the stuff that I was listening to. Other than that, I don’t know, man. I’ve done it all.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Is Now Testing Negative For COVID-19

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) is now testing negative for COVID-19 following a recent battle with the disease. The frontman, who was fully vaccinated, originally tested positive last week and said it was “the worst [he has] ever been sick in [his] life.” His wife Alicia Taylor (Cherry Bombs) shared the below update on Twitter:

“Corey has been testing negative for two days. Had he not been vaxxed, this would have lasted much longer and been exponentially worse. I know this won’t change all minds, but if you’re on the fence- do it. Now it’s time to snag my man and drive home! I have missed him so much!”

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor On His Battle With COVID-19: “This Is The Worst I’ve Ever Been Sick In My Life”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has shared a new health update after recently testing positive for COVID-19. The singer, who is fully vaccinated, says “this is the worst [he has] ever been sick in [his] life” and that he “shudders to think how bad it would have been” if he was unvaccinated.

Taylor said the following:

“Hey everybody. I just wanted to give you an update. First of all, I hope everybody’s well out there. Second, I am out of the woods. I’m still positive. But the fever’s gone, aches are gone. I’m sweating everything out. I’m still congested. But I’m slowly but surely making my way. It shouldn’t be too much longer before I test negative. So, I mean, that’s great.

I wanted to say thank you very much to everyone who sent their best wishes and to all my family and friends who reached out. You have no idea how much that means to me.

I also wanna say that because I was vaccinated, I truly believe that is what helped me get over the break. I mean, this is the worst I’ve ever been sick in my life. Had I not been vaccinated, I shudder to think how bad it would have been. But because I had that extra little bit of protection, man, it definitely helped me get through it. So — go, go, go. If you’re still on the fence [about getting the vaccine], I’m telling you right now it’s the best thing you can do for yourself.

Count the days down, and hopefully I will see you guys soon. All right? Take care of yourselves. Stay safe.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Corey Taylor’s Wife Says He Is “Doing Well” After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Alicia Taylor (Cherry Bombs) has shared a health update on her husband Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), who is currently battling COVID-19. She says the singer, who is fully vaccinated, is “doing well.” Alicia said the following:

“Wanted to give you guys an update: Corey is doing well and thanks everyone for the sweet thoughts and messages. 🥰 Ready to get him home as soon as it’s safe, so I can take care of him! 🖤”

“He (very luckily) hasn’t lost his sense of taste or smell so I send him stupid amounts of snacks, hydration powders, and yummy desserts. 🖤”

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Tests Positive For COVID-19: “I’m Very, Very Sick”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has been forced to cancel his appearance at the “Astronomicon 4” convention in Ann Arbor, MI after testing positive for COVID-19. The singer has already been fully vaccinated, but breakthrough cases like his can still occur considering the vaccines are not 100% effective at stopping infection. Despite this, the shots are still effective at preventing death and severe illness. Taylor said the following in a new video message:

“I wish I had better news. I woke up today and tested positive, and I’m very, very sick. So I’m not gonna be able to make it this weekend. And I am absolutely devastated. I am so sorry. I hope everyone has a good time, and I promise you I will absolutely try to get back there as soon as I can. I should be okay — it’s the flu. I’m vaccinated, so I’m not worried. But I certainly wouldn’t want to spread it to anyone else. So, everybody be safe out there. And thank you so much. And I will see you again, I promise.”

[via Blabbermouth]

The L.I.F.E. Project (Stone Sour, Paralandra) Premiere “Worthwhile” Lyric Video

The L.I.F.E. Project, the band featuring Josh Rand (Stone Sour) and Casandra Carson (Paralandra), have premiered a lyric video for their song “Worthwhile.” That track appears on their debut self-titled EP. Rand commented:

“When I started writing music for what would become The L.I.F.E. Project, it was about trying new things in the creative process. Writing songs on piano for the first time was refreshing and exciting. I’m really proud of how all three piano songs turned out, ‘Worthwhile’ being my favorite.”

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor On Vaccine Mandates: “If You’re Going To Put People At Risk Of Getting Sick, You Shouldn’t Want To Go To A Show”

During a recent interview with Consequence, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) was asked about his thoughts on vaccine mandates at live shows. The frontman responded by saying “there shouldn’t be a mandate, but guess what, man, if you’re going to put people at risk of getting sick, you shouldn’t want to go to a show.”

Taylor said the following:

“People act like getting a vaccine is signing a deal with the devil. It’s been so politicized and spun out of control in these conspiratorial echo chambers that people forget that you can go find all the info you want online to educate yourself about everything about these vaccines.”

“The fact that [vaccines] have been demonized, almost to the point of these gnarly conspiracy theories, no wonder why people are afraid of it — because they’re listening to the wrong people.”

He also added:

“Do I think it should be a requirement for people to be vaccinated to go to shows? Yes and no. Here’s the thing: there shouldn’t be a mandate, but guess what, man, if you’re going to put people at risk of getting sick, you shouldn’t want to go to a show. That’s common sense. And if you do put people at risk, then you’re a fuckin’ asshole. And you shouldn’t be let in anyway. So, for me, it’s a common-sense thing, but we don’t have a lot of common sense these days, man.”

The L.I.F.E. Project (Stone Sour, Paralandra) Premiere New Song “A World On Fire”

The L.I.F.E. Project, the band featuring Josh Rand (Stone Sour) and Casandra Carson (Paralandra), have premiered a new song titled “A World On Fire.” This track is from their debut self-titled EP, which will be released on July 9.

Rand commented:

“When I started working on the music for ‘A World On Fire’, the idea I envisioned was to take the listener to different places within the song. From the main guitar riff to double time pre choruses to the soundscaping in the choruses. The hardest part when writing a song like that is to make sure it doesn’t feel forced or choppy and all the parts are cohesive. I feel we achieved that.”

Carson added:

“This song is one giant metaphor for wanting to permanently log off of social media. After watching a documentary about how addictive it is and the negative impacts it has on mental health, I started realizing how much time, mental and emotional energy I was spending on it. Ever since then, I’ve started realizing I don’t need the validation of getting likes and comments to measure my happiness or self-worth.”