COREY TAYLOR On His Halloween Concert Outfit: 'I Love Going Out And Taking The Piss'

Chris Cope of Click Music recently conducted an interview with STONE SOUR/SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Click Music: You're currently on a co-headlining tour with AVENGED SEVENFOLD. Any backstage tomfoolery going on?

Corey: We haven't had a chance to — there's been a lot of driving! The other night at the Hammersmith on Halloween night it got a little crazy. I dunno if you saw pictures of it online but I went out in full make-up and this weird tutu with stockings — dressed to the nines, y'know. People were trying to get my ass and it was getting a little…wolfy. But it was fun, all in the spirit of Halloween and whatnot, but to be honest, it's been a lot of travelling so we haven't really had the chance to hang out too much.

Click Music: I was just going to ask you about the Halloween thing – was it a dare or just a bit of fun?

Corey: Oh, just having a bit of fun. Nobody can dare me to do anything that I don't come up with on my own. I'm just one of those guys that don't give a shit — one person's taboo is my common sense, I love going out and taking the piss. Too many people take this way too seriously and you've gotta remind people that a show is a good time, a show is a celebration — a party — and if you're taking yourself way to seriously then the vibe gets really dark and you don't wanna do that — you want people walking away saying, "Holy shit, that was a great show," so I do everything I can that they're having a good time and to show them that I'm having just as much fun as they are.

Click Music: What would you say then to people that say that SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR's music is too serious?

Corey: I think they're digging too deep. The music is obviously going to have a lot of emotion, but at the same time it's all different kinds of emotion — it really runs the gamut of human emotions. There's a certain darkness to SLIPKNOT but at the same time there's a very strong dose of positivity. STONE SOUR is the same way. There's a certain melancholy that comes with the slower stuff but at the end of the day there's also that other side that is very positive. It's all how you deliver. If you want to be a one-note wonder, and it just be brooding and dark and blah blah blah, it gets boring after a while.

Click Music: You've probably but asked this a million times recently, but do you see a future for SLIPKNOT at the moment?

Corey: Right now, yes and no. To be honest I'm not really looking down the road to making a new SLIPKNOT album because I don't know if I'm prepared to make new SLIPKNOT music without Paul, to be honest. But y'know, I could definitely see us going out and doing some shows for the fans, and for us. But as far as doing a new album it's going to be a while before I'm ready to do that.

Click Music: I suppose STONE SOUR is almost a welcome distraction from all that?

Corey: It definitely helped me, let's put it that way. We were just finishing up the album when we got the news about Paul [Gray, late SLIPKNOT bassist]. I was actually in Des Moines, so it was pretty brutal. To have this, to be able to go to work right away, has definitely helped me to process things and help me work through some stuff. So yeah, I guess in a way I'm really glad and fortunate that I have it in my life. It's always been such a huge part of my life. SLIPKNOT is a big part of my life, but STONE SOUR is a huge part of my heart. If it wasn't for STONE SOUR, I wouldn't have been able to do the things that I did in SLIPKNOT, and without SLIPKNOT I wouldn't have been able to really to have focus on what makes STONE SOUR so different to be honest, so it's a very symbiotic relationship and I'm just kinda fortunate to have both in my life.

Read the entire interview from Click Music.



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