SLIPKNOT Frontman Interviews Actor JOHN CUSACK

According to The Pulse Of Radio, SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor recently sat down with actor John Cusack for a "Rogue On Rogue" interview at Taylor complimented Cusack on his portrayal of Edgar Allan Poe in the new film "The Raven" before getting into a discussion of the connections between film and music. Taylor said, "There's a parallel between something like the murders in the film and things that have happened in heavy metal over the years where the music is blamed for inciting violence. Someone's fiction and work is taken and twisted in such a weird way. You played that so beautifully in the movie, John. When they first tell Poe something he's written is the impetus for a murder, I could totally relate to the look on your face. I thought you did that really well."

Cusack responded, "The reason people respond so much to artists who write about channeling any of the darker, more shadowy forces out there — or those things in us — is probably because they don't feel a sense of authenticity in their lives . . . people realize we all have a shadow and dark side, and it's healthier to explore it than it is to deny it."

"The Raven", which opens on Friday (April 27), is a fictionalized account of Poe's last days, in which the author is asked to help solve a series of grisly killings patterned after his short stories.

Taylor is currently recording a new double album with STONE SOUR and will head out on the road in the U.S. this summer with SLIPKNOT on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour.


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