Machine Gun Kelly & Slipknot

Machine Gun Kelly Says He Scrapped A “Terrible” Verse Written By Slipknot’s Corey Taylor For “Tickets To My Downfall”, Taylor Responds With Receipts To The Contrary (Updated)


Update: September 20th, 2021 06:51 PM:

Machine Gun Kelly has since fired back at Corey Taylor directly via Twitter:

Original Story:

Machine Gun Kelly has opened up on his beef with Slipknot and in particular with the band’s frontman Corey Taylor. While on dueling stages with Slipknot last night (September 19th) at ‘Riot Fest‘ in Chicago, IL, Machine Gun Kelly took the time to address the crowd as follows:

“Hey, you wanna know what I’m really happy that I’m not doing? Being 50 years old wearing a fucking weird mask on a fucking stage, talking shit. So anyway, what’s everyone’s favorite candy? Reese’s Pieces?”

You can see footage of that here. Speaking via Twitter today about the incident and the blowback to it, Machine Gun Kelly provided more context, claiming that Taylor wrote a “terrible” verse for Machine Gun Kelly‘s platinum-certified 2020 album “Tickets To My Downfall“. He alleges that Taylor then went on to diss him in the press after Machine Gun Kelly declined to use Taylor‘s verse:

Corey Taylor himself has since responded with receipts, sharing an email from Machine Gun Kelly collaborator Travis Barker (of Blink-182, etc.) in which he declined appearing on the track. Speaking first of the matter on Twitter, Taylor offered:

“I don’t like people airing private shit like a child. So this is all I’ll say: I didn’t do the track because I don’t like when people try to ‘write’ for me. I said NO to THEM. So without further ado…. #receipts
This is all I’m going to say about it.”

Travis Barker & Corey Taylor Email

Travis Barker & Corey Taylor Email

The interview in question in which Taylor is thought to have incensed Machine Gun Kelly is his appearance on Cutter’s Rockcast, on which he stated:

“The [young artists] that really frustrate me are the ones that they take something that’s been around forever and then just basically rework it and call it new — even though it’s completely derivative. You know the band they’re ripping off — they’re not even trying to rip off a bunch of bands; they’re ripping off one band. But the younger generation picks them up and says, ‘This is our blah blah blah,’ because they’re tired of old people telling them that the music that came before them was better. And I don’t know who’s right, but I know both are wrong, because we should be encouraging everything

I’m just as bad. I’m the worst old fogey dude shaking his cane ever. And I hate everything. I hate all new rock for the most part. I [hate] the artists who failed in one genre and decided to go rock – and I think he knows who he is. But that’s another story. I’m the worst. And I hate everything.”

Machine Gun Kelly and Code Orange also had an interaction over the matter:

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