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Are Corey Taylor and Jim Root Working on a New Project?


According to a new interview with Metal Hammer, Slipknot/Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor and Slipknot/former Stone Sour guitarist Jim Root are considering starting a new band together.

This revelation comes as a surprise because Root and Taylor haven’t always had the most amicable of relationships, with the latter firing the former from Stone Sour in 2014. Taylor says that it’s water under the bridge now.

“He and I are very different people, and we were both going through our own shit in life. We reconnected, and we’re actually talking about doing some stuff on the side, outside of Slipknot and Stone Sour. 

“It’s cool to find your friend again,” he continues, “and realise that you can find your way back to people that you care about. Honestly, I can’t sit here and say that I wasn’t responsible for some of the bad feelings. That can only come with self-reflection, and the fact that the things that were going on in my life rippled and affected other people. Once you own up to that, you can start to mend bridges by showing people that you are truly sorry.”

It’s a good thing the two musicians reconnected, because Slipknot’s latest album, The End, So Far, comes out at the end of this month. Their latest, slow-burning single “Yen” was released in August. In the same interview with Metal Hammer, Taylor explained the meaning behind the new song:

“Yen is actually slang for yearning. It’s old school, but I liked the application, because the song is about that yearning you have for the person you’re actually with, which is a very distinct and different yearning from the yearning for the people that you don’t have. To me, that’s why this song is worth singing about; it’s about my wife, and she brings things out in me that I never knew existed.”

You can also listen to “The Dying Song (Time to Sing),” the first single from The End, So Far.

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