SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor has denied that he ever planned on leaving his main band in order to concentrate on STONE SOUR, his much-touted other group which is releasing its debut album on Tuesday (August 27th).
"No, there was no truth to [the rumors of me leaving] at all, man," Taylor told Launch. "At the end of the Iowa tour. I was just really, again, really burned out with not only just the complete brutality of SLIPKNOT, but I just needed to do something new. It was weird. I needed to go back to go forward. I was never going to leave SLIPKNOT. It was just about me being able to do this so I could come back and do SLIPKNOT with the same kind of energy that I had on the first two albums, you know?"
Taylor added, "This project was already really in place, but when I got off the Iowa cycle that's when it really started getting serious. That's when a lot of our really good newer shit came out. Because we were like, 'You know what? No conditions, no walls, no holds barred. We're gonna write what we write, and if people like it, they like it.'"
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