Bloody-Disgusting.com recently conducted an interview with STONE SOUR/SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
Bloody-Disgusting.com: Where did the inspiration for the lyrics of "Audio Secrecy" come from?
Corey: Basically, it's a road map of the last five years of my life. I went through some tremendous changes in my life which... all for the good, basically, you know? I went from a dark relationship to meeting my wife, my new wife, in five years. And it was all sort of a rollercoaster ride and it went down on paper and it all came out, just talking about various things, you know? All the things I've seen in the last five years. When you've got a life like mine, it comes pretty easily. [laughs]
Bloody-Disgusting.com: During the recording of "Audio Secrecy", STONE SOUR lived in a creepy, old house. What was that like?
Corey: It was weird, dude! I mean, I've never heard of a house that was built in the '80s that was haunted, you know? It really had a very old decor to it. It was weird. Things were moving. Basically, the house was trying to kill us, straight up. There was no ifs, ands, or buts about it. There was a wasp infestation. All three [air conditioning] units broke down during the hottest period of the year, so it was like living in a blast furnace. It was ridiculous! But at the same time, it was kinda cool! We were all living together, we were all jamming together, we were all just hanging out, so it was us against the house and it was a great way to bond out of it.
Bloody-Disgusting.com: That sounds like something out of a horror movie! Speaking of horror, are you influenced by horror, both as a person and as a musician?
Corey: You know, I don't use it to write lyrics or anything, but I'm definitely a horror fan. I've been a horror fan since I was a kid. Honestly, since the first time I saw the original "Halloween" trailer. That's one of those moments that sticks out in my head the most. I've been a horror fan ever since.
Bloody-Disgusting.com: The word around town is that you're a big comic book fan. Are you into The Walking Dead series?
Corey: Oh yeah, dude! Totally! That's probably one of the best comics to come out in the last five years. It's just fantastic! I've got all the trades and I try to keep up on it as much as possible, even with my schedule. But yeah, that's some of the best writing I've ever had the privilege of reading. It's up there with some of Ennis' work, Warren Ellis' work, and it's just a fantastic comic!
Bloody-Disgusting.com: What are some of your favorite horror movies?
Corey: Oh man... god, that's a good question. Obviously the original "Halloween", as I've said before. But I'm more into the super-crazy ones. I think "From Dusk 'Til Dawn" is one of the best movies ever. It's such a great blend of action road movie and then holy good lord crazy gory vampire flick. I've must've seen that six times the year it came out. [laughs] It was awesome! But then there's stuff like the original "Alien" and then obviously "Aliens". I'm also a huge fan of really, really bad horror flicks. My new favorite terrible horror movie right now is "Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus". It's such a train wreck of a movie! It's just so bad that I've been trying...it's just so bad that I've got to turn people onto this movie! It's amazing.
Read the entire interview from Bloody-Disgusting.com.