Corey Taylor Thinks He’ll Know When It’s Time to End Slipknot


In one interview earlier this year, Corey Taylor said that Corey Taylor thinks Corey Taylor has almost walked away from Slipknot in the past, a disaster that would’ve been on par with the hindenburg, Bill Bucker’s 1986 World Series gaffe and the entire Trump presidency combined. That didn’t happen, needless to say, but that doesn’t mean Metal Jesus himself hasn’t at times contemplated when it might be time to hang it up.

Speaking to SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation Virtual Invasion, Taylor offered the following when asked how he’ll know if and when it’s time to end Slipknot:

“That’s a good question. The honest answer is I don’t know. And honestly, it’s because I really try to keep myself healthy, I try to keep myself clean. I’m still as into extreme music as I’ve always been. That’s just a side of me that I’ve always been into. It’s never hard enough; it’s never crazy enough. And sometimes the band has to calm me down when it comes to the stuff that I write.

“I don’t know, man. I’ve always said that the second that I’m doing this for reasons other than my absolute passion for doing it, as soon as that changes, that’s when I’ll know. And that’s honestly why I’ve always followed my passions and followed my interests, and I’ve never allowed myself to do anything for money, for a cheap pop, cheap fame — I’ve never done any of that. I’m not gonna say I’m proud of it, because that’s just who I am.

“But needless to say, if I get to the age where that choice makes more and more sense, I think there’s a part of me that will absolutely rein myself in and be, like, ‘No. No. This isn’t who you are. This isn’t what you wanna do. You need to walk,’” he added. “And I think at that point, I’ll have accomplished enough that I’ll be okay with it. It won’t mean that I’ll stop making music. It just means I’ll stop making a certain type of music. For me, I think I’ll have the honesty to know and hopefully the courage to do it, because sometimes it’s scary.”

It’s reassuring to know Corey won’t allow himself to become an embarrassment when he’s old, fat and bald, but it’s also a bit of an oxymoron: Jesus is ageless, infinite and forever, and therefore so is Corey.

Corey is currently promoting his first solo album from which two singles have been released so far. He recently said that Stone Sour are taking an indefinite hiatus.

[via Metal Injection]

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