SLIPKNOT might have reached a collective agreement to regroup in January to begin work on the follow-up to 2001's "Iowa", but if it had been solely up to frontman Corey Taylor, the band's hiatus would be even longer."I'll be honest," Taylor told Cleveland Scene in an article published on Dec. 11. "There's a lot of negativity surrounding SLIPKNOT. And a lot of it, we did to ourselves. We really kind of kicked our own asses, in a way. I am totally ready to go and do another SLIPKNOT album, but I'm not going to do it until [the STONE SOUR] album plays itself out. If you're out there selling 50,000 albums a week, and you have the opportunity to do a huge fuckin' tour with a couple of bands that kick ass, then why wouldn't you? The kids are gonna be there, and they're gonna want the album no matter what. So why not take the time and set up something else, and do both? There really hasn't been any negativity towards [STONE SOUR] from [the rest of SLIPKNOT]. Paul's really into it, Chris is really into it, and those guys have come to the shows and hung out and shit, but it's one of those things where we'll see what happens." In the same interview, Taylor also once again repeated his belief that SLIPKNOT's days are numbered while STONE SOUR is likely to continue to prosper. "STONE SOUR's got a little more longevity than SLIPKNOT does, just because it's more than the music with SLIPKNOT," Taylor said. "There's a whole different mentality there. And if you overstay your welcome, it's gonna turn on itself."
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