Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: “There’s A Lot Of Things Going On Behind The Scenes That People Don’t Know About”
Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor was interviewed this morning (December 13th) by Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN radio station, 93x. The interview marked Taylor‘s first interview since last night’s announcement that Slipknot and drummer Joey Jordison have parted ways.
Speaking of the split, Taylor told the station:
“Honestly, I can’t really talk about it right now. It’s still so fresh, and there’s a lot of things going on behind the scenes that people don’t know about. So, legally and respectfully, I can’t say a lot about it. I can confirm that—um, obviously we put something up on the web site—but I can confirm that we have parted ways with Joey, and as soon as we can say something, we will.
But, I mean, we’re trying to protect him, trying to protect us, just making sure that we do everything right, because that’s what we would expect from ourselves and that’s what we would expect from the fans. And I know the fans are chomping at the bit; it’s just we can’t really say anything right now. It sucks for them and it sucks for us, because, I mean, we have always really prided ourselves on being able to come out and be honest with everybody.
But there’s really nothing we can say right now. And until we can, it’s just kind of… It’s difficult, but if people can bear with us, we’ll cross that bridge when we can.”
On the progress on a new Slipknot album:
“We’re working on new material right now and getting some stuff together. I’ve been writing some stuff, Jim‘s got a ton of stuff. You know, the guys are actually together right now jamming and putting stuff together. It’s sounding really, really good. In light of yesterday’s news, I know it’s weird, but if anything positive can come out of this, it’s that I hope the fans know that we’re really working towards putting out an album next year. So we’re deep in it right now.”
On Joey‘s contributions to the album:
“No, no. He’s been doing Scar The Martyr. So this is all fresh material that just a handful of us have been putting together.”
The full interview can be heard below and also tackles more of Taylor‘s plans for Slipknot, Stone Sour‘s coming tour with Pop Evil and Stolen Babies and more. You can hear it below: