Corey Taylor on a Kid Rock Senate Bid: “No”


Corey Taylor, residing warrior poet for Slipknot and Stone Sour, recently returned to Larry King Live to both promote his new book America 51, and to make us all feel bumfuzzled by the fact that the dude who wrote the lyric “I wanna slit your throat and fuck the wound” has now been interviewed by Larry King multiple times.

Taylor discussed many topics with the 83-year-old medical marvel that is King, but perhaps the most interesting conversation revolved around Kid Rock’s recent teases that he’s gonna run for a Senate seat in Michigan. Asked “What do you think?” about the possibility of Rock running for Senate, Taylor replied with a simple and elegant “No.”

Arguably to his credit, in his elaboration of his initial answer, Taylor didn’t say anything negative about Kid Rock, instead positing that the idea of the rap-rocker running for office was bad because of his lack of qualifications:

“I’ve never met him. I’ve heard he’s really, really cool, but I think the worst thing that people can do is assume that you can fill a role that you have no experience in. I mean, we’re kind of seeing that with the President right now. So there you go.”

Good for Taylor for keeping it classy and not doing what I would have done, which is to say that if Rock wants to attempt a job in which he has no experience, he should try to make some good music for a change. I guess that’s why Corey is Corey. Gotta love ‘im.

You can watch a ton of clips from the Taylor/King interview, including the one pertaining to Kid Rock, below.

[via Rock Feed]

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