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Corey Taylor On Social Media Backlash To His Music: “The Mob Is Almost Always Wrong…”


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Slipknot, etc. frontman Corey Taylor was recently asked by USA Today if he cares about the concerns longtime fans of Slipknot have expressed about the ‘new sound’ he has been exploring on his newly released solo album, “CMFT“. That album finds Taylor broadening his repertoire with rap-rock, country, etc. elements and has left some fans voicing their disapproval online. Speaking on that, Taylor offered:

“I never really did [care], to be honest. I can remember when [Slipknot‘s 2014 album] ‘.5‘ came out, everybody was like, ‘Oh, they’ve lost it! That’s it.’ And then when ‘We Are Not Your Kind‘ came out, they were like, ‘This doesn’t sound anything like ‘.5‘!’ The mob is almost always wrong, and maybe they should just keep their [opinions] to themselves. People have been putting expectations on me and us since the first album, so all you can do is make music for yourself and hope people are as into it as you are.”

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Earlier in the chat, Taylor was asked what he gets from this new solo venture that he can’t in Slipknot or Stone Sour. He responded:

“The ability to have more creative control. When it comes to both bands, obviously we work as a collective. With this, it’s a singular vision and one that I wasn’t completely ready to do until now because I was never confident enough. Hearing it back, it’s really made me hungry to do it again.

It’s such an upbeat, energetic album. Sometimes being in that Slipknot frame of mind can really weigh you down. Especially if you have demons you need to purge, it’s the best vehicle for it. But that’s not me all the time, I’m not a brooding 20-year-old anymore. I’m a guy heading toward 50 who still just wants to make music and have fun.”

This afternoon/evening will see Taylor livestream a set from The Forum in Inglewood, CA. Tickets for that event are available here.

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