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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor On Maroon 5’s Adam Levine Saying “Rock Music Is Nowhere”: “Tell That Schmuck To Go Back To The Fucking ‘Voice’”


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A recent interview with Variety found Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine offering a grim assessment on the current influential impact of rock music in general. During the interview, Levine said of his own band:

“Something unique to this band is that we have always looked to hip-hop, R&B, all rhythmic forms of music, from back when we were writing our first album to now. Rock music is nowhere, really. I don’t know where it is. If it’s around, no one’s invited me to the party. All of the innovation and the incredible things happening in music are in hip-hop. It’s better than everything else. Hip-hop is weird and avant-garde and flawed and real, and that’s why people love it.”

Of course there are many that would dispute Maroon 5 even being considered a rock band, instead labeling them a pop act. And while hip hop music has officially overtaken rock when it comes to streams and sales, some in the rock world were left a bit cold by his comments.

One of them was Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor, who offered the following reply to a fan via a Twitter exchange:


Trivium bassist Paolo Gregoletto opted for a more meme friendly, approach, referencing the ever popular Steve Buscemi meme with his reply to Rolling Stone‘s take on the matter. Rolling Stone for their part agreed with Levine‘s comments about the genre as a whole, penning this piece


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