Slipknot's Corey Taylor

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Discusses Possible ‘Knotfest’ Expansion, Health Of Bassist ‘V-Man’


Speaking in an interview with Musik Universe at last weekend’s ‘Heavy Montreal‘ festival, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor addressed the health of bassist Alex ‘V-Man’ Venturella, who recently returned to the stage with the band after being hospitalized for dehyrdation. He said of his condition these days:

V-Man‘s great. Last night in Toronto was his first show back on stage; he had been playing back behind the set cards, just resting as much as possible, getting his legs back together. He went and saw the doctor again, like for a checkup. He gave him the ‘A-OK,’ he’s doing good. We’re just right kind of watching him and seeing how he’s doing. And he’s doing great.”

Taylor also cautioned that despite their ambitious plans for their next album, there has been no new music written for it. He also mentioned that the band intend to continue touring until June of next year. When asked about expanding the ‘Knotfest‘ beyond being a destination festival, Taylor also mentioned it was being discussed:

“We’re gonna continue to do the Knotfest shows. Right now we’re trying to figure out how big to make them and how to expand it. My idea was to do maybe ten weekends in different places—maybe five in the U.S., a couple up in Canada, and maybe one down in Mexico City. Just try to expand it like that, so people get the actual experience of it, and you’re not running yourself into the ground trying to chase something that it isn’t. So that’s what we’re looking at right now.”

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