Corey Taylor Of Slipknot/Stone Sour

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Reveals His Favorite Album & Song Of This Decade


If you were currious as to what Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor‘s favorite album and song of this current decade are, have obtained your answer. They had him take part in their ‘So, How Was Your Decade’ feature, which finds different artists discussing their highs and lows of the past ten years. When asked which album was his favorite of this nearly-concluded decade, he responded Rival Sons‘ 2011 album “Pressure And Time“:

“It’s probably ‘Pressure and Time‘ by the Rival Sons. That album contains everything they do great. They dabble in so many different styles and they make it work so well, and they’re such an organic band. They’re probably my favorite band of the last 10 years … or the last 15, really.

Everybody gives people props to these really derivative bands — and I’m not gonna mention any names, but you know exactly who I’m talking about — but Rival Sons, their creativity, their songwriting, their musicianship, their style, their talent is off the charts. And that album, specifically to me, is so goddamn good. You can listen to it from top to bottom and it’s just fantastic.”

As for his favorite song of the 2010s, Refused‘s “Elektra” off of their 2015 comeback album “Freedom” got the nod:

“‘Elektra‘ by Refused. As someone who waited a long time for them to come back, that song set the tone. That album has got amazing tunes on it. It was kind of a tossup between that and ‘War on the Palaces,’ but ‘Elektra‘ is just three minutes of pure Refused. It’s an off-time riff that you never think is going to resolve the way it’s going to, and the delivery is just so fucking frenetic and awesome. That same riff can be played six different times in a different way and it never gets old. It’s really fucking cool.”

In addition to looking back on the past ten years in music, personal highlights and more, Taylor mentioned that he has a finished script for an upcoming movie he hopes to get made. He also spoke briefly about his upcoming solo album and more. You can dig into the rest of that It will be awhile before Taylor can devote his full focus to any of that though as he has the below extensive touring plans booked in 2020 with Slipknot:

With Behemoth:

01/14 Dublin, IRE – 3Arena (Tickets)
01/16 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena (Tickets)
01/17 Newcastle, UK – Utilita Arena (Tickets)
01/18 Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro (Tickets)
01/20 Sheffield, UK – FlyDSA Arena (Tickets)
01/21 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena (Tickets)
01/22 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena (Tickets)
01/24 Birmingham, UK – Birmingham Arena (Tickets)
01/25 London, UK – The O2 (Tickets)
01/28 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome (Tickets)
01/29 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle (Tickets)
01/30 Paris, FRA – Accorhotels Arena (Tickets)
02/01 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal (Tickets)
02/02 Lyon, FRA – Halle Tony Garnier (Tickets)
02/04 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Sportarena (Tickets)
02/06 Lodz, POL – Atlas Arena (Tickets)
02/08 Stuttgart, GER – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle (Tickets)
02/09 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle (Tickets)
02/11 Milan, ITA – Mediolanum Forum (Tickets)
02/12 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion (Tickets)
02/14 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle (Tickets)
02/16 Hamburg, GER – Barclaycard Arena (Tickets)
02/17 Berlin, GER – Mercedes-Benz Arena (Tickets)
02/18 Dortmund, GER – Westfalenhalle (Tickets)
02/20 Copenhagen, DEN – Royal Arena (Tickets)
02/21 Stockholm, SWE – Ericsson Globe (Tickets)
02/22 Oslo, NOR – Telenor Arena (Tickets)
02/24 Helsinki, FIN – Hartwall Arena (Tickets)


03/20-21 Tokyo, JAP – Kntofest Japan
03/24 Singapore, SNG – Singapore Rockfest
03/27 Jakarta, IND – Hammersonic Festival
03/29 Manila, PHL – Amoranto Stadium
05/16 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Arts & Music Festival (Tickets)
07/31 Koln, GER – RheinEnergeStadion
08/01 Wacken, GER – Wacken Open Air
08/07 Berlin, GER – Waldbuhne
08/10 Barcelona, SPA – Knotfest At Sea
08/22 Milton Keynes, UK – The National Bowl may receive a commission from tickets purchased through the links in the above post.

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