SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor thought the hugely popular SLIPKNOT and Justin Bieber mash-up "Psychosocial Baby" was "fucking amazing" and finds it amusing that so many of the band's fans were pissed off at the clip's existence.
During an April 2011 interview with Go Fish Radio (see video below), Taylor was asked if he has seen the mash-up which has had more than 6.5 million views on YouTube so far and what he thought of it. "That is fucking hilarious, dude," Corey replied. "I was sitting in my kitchen and my manager sent it to me. And me, my wife and a bunch of friends, we just clicked on it and we were like, 'What the fuck am I seeing?' It was genius. To me, it almost had that kind of 'shreds' feel to it those 'shreds' videos, which I love."
He continued, "I love it when anybody takes the piss out of me, because if you take yourself too seriously, that's when you get knocked down a few notches.
"I thought it was great. I was just like, 'This is fucking beautiful.' And the way it was put together I mean, it was so pulled apart and put back together. [Laughs] I was like, 'This is awesome!' And so many kids were pissed off about it that it makes me laugh. I'm like, 'This is fucking amazing!'
"You either get it or you don't. And that's that thing, there's that line. So many people take it way too seriously. It's just like, 'God, wear a helmet. Figure it out.'"
During the same interview, Taylor revealed that found Bieber's music to be less offensive than that of many of the manufactured pop stars that are out there.
"The thing that really bothers me about so many people who talk shit about Justin Bieber and I'm not saying I'm a fan but the kid's got talent," Taylor said. "He's got more talent than a lot of the bands that are signed out there. And you may hear the Auto-Tuning in his voice, but he doesn't need it. He can dance, he can play, he can sing Whatever I don't care. My son and my niece may love him to death, but at the end of the day, it's like, who am I to question their taste? Now, if you wanna talk about Rebecca Black. If I hear that song ['Friday'] again, I will probably beat the shit out of a nun, I'm telling you right now. That song's so bad. I mean, it's insultingly bad. And the lyrics are something out of 'Sesame Street' ''C' is for cooking, back seat, front seat' Are you kidding me? Get the fuck out of my face with that shit!"
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