Slipknot's Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor On His Upcoming Solo Record: “The Overall Vibe Of This Album Is Fun”


Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has spoken with ‘Mosh Talks With Beez‘ for about his various happenings, including his upcoming film plans and more. Among the notable topics discussed was Taylor‘s upcoming solo album, which he recently tracked with producer Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour). Taylor enlisted the services of a backing band for the studio sessions, recruiting the following musicians:

Guitars: Christian Martucci (Stone Sour)
Guitars: Zach Throne
Bass: Jason Christopher (Prong)
Drums: Dustin Schoenhofer (Walls Of Jericho)

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Taylor stated that 98 to 99% of the album was recorded live in the studio with very little overdubs done. Of the 25 songs recorded, thirteen are expected to appear on the album itself. He said of that:

“…We did thirteen originals. We recorded seven covers, and then we did six acoustic versions of the originals that we put together. Or [maybe] it’s five. I can never keep that straight. Maybe it’s six [covers] and six [acoustic versions] — I can’t remember. All I know is that we did an insane amount of work in two and a half weeks — something that we thought was gonna take two months — and we destroyed it. We were doing a song a day. And we got done, and we were, like, ‘Eh, okay. What are we gonna do now?’ Everything has come together so quickly that it’s crazy.”

“It’s everything I wanted it to be. There’s some Slade in there, there’s some Johnny Cash, there’s some Alice In Chains. I mean, big choruses, fun rock, just huge solos — huge solos. It’s incredible. I, actually, two years ago, started teaching myself piano just so I can record this song that I wrote for my wife, and I was able to play it and record it. And it’s really good — it’s probably one of the best things I’ve ever written.”

Taylor also went on to sum up the album:

“…The overall vibe of this album is fun — it is party. You put this on when you wanna feel good. So there are actually two songs that we’re thinking about releasing at the same time. There’s one that is the overall crusher single — really great, huge chorus, big vibe. And then there’s another one that is just as fun on the completely other end of the spectrum that people are gonna hear and they are going to lose their minds.”

“The way I’ve been looking at it is it’s like a futuristic throwback. Everything on this album is a hybrid of all these different genres that I’m really into. It’s a modern take on vibes that people have heard before, and yet I’ve taken them and kind of thrown them through this crazy filter to see what we get. Everybody who hears it is just blown away, so I’m really, really stoked.”