Koyote of the 103.7 KRZR radio station conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor prior to the band's October 27, 2009 concert at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below.
"I think SLIPKNOT is the best therapy I could ever have wanted in my whole life," Taylor recently told Straight.com. "It continues to allow me to really figure out things about myself. You know, get really macro and let a lot of stuff go. In a lot of ways, the insanity of SLIPKNOT allows me to have the humanity of my real life."
Taylor currently has three projects in the works, including the alt-rockish STONE SOUR, and the JUNK BEER KIDNAP BAND, a roots-oriented outfit that made its live debut this past summer.
"We just wrapped up a couple of shows on the West Coast that were really fun," Taylor told Straight.com of JUNK BEER KIDNAP BAND . "I'm just kind of getting out there and doing my thing. I write so many kinds of different music that if I don't find a way to get it all out there, then I'm limiting myself. At the end of the day, it [writing] is just what I love to do. There are no ulterior motives other than just getting the music out. And as a songwriter and lyricist, I'm constantly trying to find a way to push the boundaries of what I know, instead of just falling back on what I'm comfortable with.
"So many people only know me for SLIPKNOT or STONE SOUR. This is a way to throw another wrench in there — to go, 'Hey, just when you thought you knew what I was all about, here's this whole other brand of music that I really love doing.'"
Regarding why SLIPKNOT continues to have a large and devoted fan base more than a decade since the release of the band's self-titled debut, Taylor said, "Too many bands are willing to sell their fan base out to get what they want, monetarily speaking. Too many bands are willing to destroy the foundation of their career just to have a little scratch upfront. And that's just fucking sad. To me, the great thing about having our feet in two worlds is that we never left our original fans behind. We never sold them out — we took them with us. And in doing that, we showed them respect. They were the ones that kept us here when things were dark, when nobody else gave us a chance."
Corey Taylor interviewed on 103.7 KRZR (click on player below to launch audio):