Corey Taylor of Slipknot/Stone Sour interviewed by The Gauntlet

Posted by metalrocker on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 4:27 PM (PST)

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor was recently interviewed by the The Gauntlet. He discussed the future of Slipknot, his recent lecture at Oxford University, and his upcoming solo tour.

On the topic of Slipknot’s 2001 album “Iowa,” Taylor describes it as “a natural evolution beyond what the self-titled album was. It was a lot darker. I don’t want to say more evil but it was more visceral. We definitely let a lot of demons out. At the same time we had to make that album. For me it was more of a natural step than a quintessential album. I will say there are quintessential Slipknot songs on that album. “Disasterpiece” is the closest thing to a perfect Slipknot song than anything. It is so frenetic and so over-the-top. It is such a punch in the face. It just does it all. I think because of that, it represents everything that Slipknot is about.”

When asked about his solo tour, he says, “The first half of this tour will be me reading from the book or talking smack. I will probably get into what has been bothering me that day and do a little Q&A. The last half will be me doing an acoustic set. It is very much like if Henry Rollins and Johnny Cash were the same person.”

Check out the full interview here.

The tenth anniversary edition CD/DVD of Slipknot’s second record,“Iowa,” was released November 1st through Roadrunner Records.


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