StarWars.com recently conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:
"My first 'Star Wars' memory took place in a drive-in. There was a double feature of 'Smokey and the Bandit' and 'A New Hope', so my first heroes were Darth Vader and Burt Reynolds. I loved 'Star Wars'."
"One of my fondest memories was trying to tell kids at school that there were three stories before 'Episode IV' and nobody believed me. Now I walk a little taller because I knew."
"Growing up I was very poor, so movies were escapism for me, and 'Star Wars' was the ultimate escape. I played with my friends' 'Star Wars' toys as much as I could. The only 'Star Wars' toy I had before I could buy them myself was the 12" C-3PO. I loved it until the sheen wore off it. I then pretended it was a statue in a jungle somewhere. I never dressed up for Halloween, but when we played 'Star Wars' — the original LARP game — I would get into fights with my friends wanting to be either Darth Vader or Han Solo. Sometimes I ended up as Artoo, which sucked."
"Being a comic geek, I try to get my hands on as much 'Star Wars' stuff as possible. I still have some loose figures from the original run and some of the comics in fair condition. I love collecting the old stuff because it lets me remember how much fun it was at the time, being a 'Star Wars' fan and a kid. They were our movies. Some parents dug them, but they were mainly for us."
Read the entire interview at StarWars.com.