Enlarge This would, of course, been a disaster on par with the Titanic, climate change, and the failure of that one Orgy crowdfunding campaign combined.

Corey Taylor: “I’ve Come so Close to Walking Away From Slipknot”

  • Axl Rosenberg

CRISIS AVERTED: Axl Rosenberg thinks we should all count our lucky stars today, because in a new interview with Kerrang! Radio, Corey Taylor reveals that Corey Taylor has thought about quitting Slipknot before. This would, of course, have been a disaster on par with the Titanic, climate change, and the failure of that one Orgy crowdfunding campaign combined.

“There have been moments where I’ve come so close to walking away from this and I’m really glad that I didn’t to be honest. The payoff has been fantastic, especially now that we’re in this really great place and we are performing at a level that is still top notch.”

Corey Taylor also says that Corey Taylor, along with the other members of Slipknot, thought about “pulling a Sex Pistols” and breaking up after the release of their eponymous 1999 debut:

“Those were real conversations! I feel like we’ve failed everyone by making ‘Iowa.’”

Axl Rosenberg thinks that we should all show appreciation for Corey Taylor thinking he might quit Slipknot but then not quitting Slipknot by going to see Slipknot on one of their many, many upcoming tour dates, which span three continents. Dates for those shows are below!

Feb 09 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle [tickets]
Feb 11 – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum [tickets]
Feb 12 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion [tickets]
Feb 14 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle [tickets]
Feb 16 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena [tickets]
Feb 17 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena [tickets]
Feb 18 – Dortmund, Germany – Westfalenhalle [tickets]
Feb 20 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena [tickets]
Feb 21 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe [tickets]
Feb 22 – Oslo, Norway – Telenor Arena [tickets]
Feb 24 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena [tickets]
Mar 20 – Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan (festival) [tickets]
Mar 21 – Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan (festival) [tickets]
Mar 24 – Singapore – Singapore Rockfest (festival) [tickets]
Mar 27 – Jakarta, Indonesia Hammersonic Festival (festival) [tickets]
Mar 29 – Manila, Philippines – Amoranto Stadium [tickets]
May 16 – Columbus, OH — Sonic Temple Festival (festival) [tickets]

With A Day to Remember, Underoath, and Code Orange:

May 30 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview [tickets]
May 31 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center [tickets]
June 02 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden [tickets]
June 04 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron [tickets]
June 05 Montreal, QC – Centre Bell [tickets]
June 06 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage [tickets]
June 08 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre [tickets]
June 10 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena [tickets]
June 12 Memphis, TN – FedExForum [tickets]
June 14 Orlando, FL – Amway Center [tickets]
June 15 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre [tickets]
June 17 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion [tickets]
June 18 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre [tickets]
June 20 Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre [tickets]
June 22 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion [tickets]
June 23 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater [tickets]
June 25 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion [tickets]
Aug 01 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air (festival) [tickets]
Aug 10 – Barcelona, Spain – Knotfest at Sea (festival) [tickets]
Aug 22 – Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – Knotfest UK (festival) [tickets]

[via Corey Taylor’s thoughts]

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