Corey TaylorMetal Hammer magazine reports [via Blabbermouth] that Corey Taylor, despite working on some new material with Anthrax back in June, will not be the NYC thrash legends’ new singer due to scheduling conflicts with his other projects (Slipknot and Stone Sour):

“All I’m going to be able to do is help Anthrax with the album. I’d known all along that it would come down to how much time I had. Unfortunately but fortunately I’ve got a new album to do with Slipknot. The Slipknot guys got together for a brief meeting before I left home [in Iowa], and it was a lot of fun. There was a lot of laughing and goofing on each other. We all felt really stoked about starting up again. We’ve already started to put together a plan for the album and tour, everything starting to come together.”

Taylor, lamenting the inevitability that he will not be able to join Anthrax, continues:

“Various people at the record company [Roadrunner] put their foot down about that,” reveals Taylor. “So the way we’ve left it is that I will do a couple of songs with them, and not the whole album.”

Oh well. It was a fun thought to entertain. Maybe John Bush will have a change of heart and jump on board after all (c’mon, John!).


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