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Corey Taylor On His Current Creative Process: “I Could Write An Entire Album In A Day, I Just Find It So Stupidly Inspiring”


Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has stated that he currently has no problems when it comes to creativity. With his second solo album “CMF2” slated for a September 15th release through his new BMG imprint label Decibel Cooper, Taylor says his productivity levels remain high, despite being decades into his career.

Discussing the matter with Metal Hammer, Taylor offered:

“Pretty much everything I write starts out acoustically, even the really heavy, riffy stuff. I know if I can make I sound good on an acoustic, it’ll sound killer on an electric guitar. I could write an entire album in a day, I just find it so stupidly inspiring. It’s probably why I haven’t written an entirely acoustic album yet; I could do it so quickly it’s not a challenge.”

He continued:

“The worry now is, when people hear CMF2 they’re gonna go, ‘Well what isn’t a solo song?’ The breadth of it is so wide now, because we’ve touched on so much shit. There’s super-heavy riffy stuff, hardcore punk, a piano song that could have been on [1987 U2 album] The Joshua Tree – I give no fucks. We’re challenging people – and nobody does that now. Everything’s a fuckin’ dial tone, with the rare exception of, like, 10% of bands out there. If you’re not challenging your listeners, you might as well be flipping burgers.”

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