Contact Us

Corey Taylor: Slipknot ‘Ain’t Doing S–t for Two Years,’ Wants to Write ‘Violent’ and ‘Uncomfortable’ New Album

Raphael Dias, Getty Images
Raphael Dias, Getty Images

Slipknot have wrapped up the touring cycle for 2014’s standout effort, .5: The Gray Chapter, which yielded anthemic new cuts like “The Negative One” and “The Devil in I” among others. With frontman Corey Taylor‘s focus currently on Stone Sour‘s forthcoming album, Hydrograd, and subsequent tour, he’s clued fans in as to how long they’ll have to wait on Slipknot to release their next record and what musical direction he’s looking to take on it.

“Nothing’s going on,” Taylor told Metal Wani (audio below) when asked about Slipknot’s current status. “We ain’t doing s–t for two years. I’m doing Stone Sour. Clown‘s doing his movie thing. Everybody’s kind of doing their own thing right now. So we’re just kind of letting ourselves have some time away, which is cool. Sometimes you just have to do that — sometimes you have to go away and let people miss you. So that’s what the plan is right now — just us kind of hanging out, letting everybody kind of catch their breath and then we’ll figure it out from there.”

Regarding the next Slipknot album, Taylor expressed, “I know I want to write something violent, to be honest. I want to do something that feels uncomfortable. I want go somewhere where we haven’t been in a long, long time. I don’t know what that means, but I think when I hear it, I’ll know what it is.”

With this promise, it seems to be a guarantee Taylor and co. won’t draw any more “Nickelback lite” comparisons. Chad Kroeger, frontman for the Canadian rock powerhouse, threw the diss at Stone Sour in a recent interview, irked by comments made by Taylor about Nickelback in the past. He also went on to call Slipknot a “gimmick” because they wear masks onstage. Taylor later fired back and also told Metal Wani he felt Kroeger’s move was simply to get attention, adding, “I think it’s just him being really sad in his life and, honestly, I wish him well, but you went about the wrong way to try to get some attention, buddy.”

Corey Taylor Interviewed by Metal Wani

Slipknot Albums Ranked

10 Unforgettable Corey Taylor Slipknot Moments

Slipknot Release ‘Vermilion’ Clip From Upcoming ‘Day of the Gusano’ Documentary

Recommended for You

Around the Web


Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Noisecreep quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!