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Corey Taylor On “CMFT” Album: “I Love The Fact I’m Pissing In The Face Of The Elitists”


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A feature on Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor that has been newly published online by Metal Hammer finds him speaking candidly about how marriage, therapy and letting go of his baggage helped get him into the more positive mental state he currently inhabits.

Having attended therapy sessions in recent years with his wife Alicia by his side, he was able to work through his numerous issues, one of which was an addiction to social media. Once an avid poster across Instagram and Twitter, Taylor has since abandoned the platforms, instead using a go-between to post for him. He said of that:

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“It was, for the longest time, my only source of solace. Because my personal life was so barren of appreciative feeling, the only place I felt I had any real contact with people was on social media.”

Speaking later on of having moved on from it, he offered:

“It was one of the best things I could have done. I have a friend of mine who runs my Instagram and Twitter. I treat it like an extra layer of promotion now. I tell him to put stuff up, but I stay away from it and I don’t read the comments. It’s such a trigger for my addictive personality.”

As for the criticism leveled towards him for indulging in the creative freedoms found on his debut solo album, “CMFT“, Taylor responded:

“All the pretentious people can’t stand it. Or more to the point, people who hate fun. And all the people I thought were going to hate it, loved it. I love the fact I’m pissing in the face of the elitists.”

Continuing on that train of thought, he said of the album’s seemingly self-aggrandizing title: “It’s basically me taking the piss out of my public persona and making fun of people who think they know exactly who the fuck I am.” You can read a lot more about Taylor‘s current headspace, fatherhood and “CMFT” over Metal Hammer.

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