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Corey Taylor’s 2016 Plans Include Slipknot, Stone Sour & An Expanded ‘Knotfest’, Says Trump Scares Him


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Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor had a wide-reaching chat with Rollingstone.com on which he reflects on everything from Paris, Trump and the pope to ‘Mad Max: Fury Road‘. Amid the conversation he also spelled out his current plans for 2016:

“We are working on new music for Stone Sour right now, and Slipknot is going to tour off and on for most of the year. We’ve got some Knotfest stuff that we are lining up for next year, expanding the range of that. Next year will probably be a building year for me, If I’m not touring, I will probably be writing and recording and working on books. So 2016 will be the highway leading towards 2017.”

Taylor also brought up presidential candidate Donald Trump, whom his Slipknot bandmate Chris Fehn was recently photographed with. When asked what the worst thing he saw in pop culture in 2015 was, Taylor offered:

“I think I can speak for everyone when I say Trump running for president. That just fucking sums it up. I can remember when [former KKK Grand Wizard] David Duke ran for president, and people scoffed at him. It was a joke. Like, how do you even consider the fact that you’ve got a shot at this? And now here comes Trump. And just because he’s a fucking talking head on television, people are taking him seriously. Between that and the fact that he is appealing to some crazy fucking fear in the conservative wing of America, it is scaring me to be honest. The Republicans need to fucking disavow him if they want to be taken seriously at all — not only by middle-of-the-road America, but by the rest of the fucking world.”

He was thus asked whether he was backing Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton, to which he replied:

Bernie‘s the one who’s got my interest. Everything about Hillary seems prepackaged and planned. Obviously, I don’t know her as a person, but everything about her seems forced. Bernie Sanders, however, just doesn’t give a shit. And that is so fucking refreshing. That dude has balls the size of church bells. I think if it came down to the debate, Sanders would shred Trump. Shred him. And I think he’s got 10 years on Trump.

And Bernie seems like he believes in what he’s saying; he’s trying to bring people together instead of pull them apart. And between Paris, San Bernardino, Black Lives Matter, this country is coming apart at the seams and we don’t need someone ripping us apart. We need someone to bring us together.”

You can dig into the rest over at Rollingstone.com.

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