SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has scheduled the following solo shows:
April 21 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
April 24 – Clearwater, FL – Capitol Theatre
Taylor said in a recent interview that it would be “super greedy” of him to launch a solo career — at least for now. Speaking with RockSverige.se, Taylor explained: “I’ve been getting questions about solo stuff forever. But it’s a good problem to have. But, at the same time, I’m in two fantastic bands. Why would I ever?”
He added, “Unless I wanted to get super greedy, why would I try to split off and do something else. I’m very fulfilled by the music that I get to make with both bands. Is there a solo album in me? Yes. But it’s not gonna be for a few more years.”
Taylor explained a while back what he thought a solo album from him might sound like. “For me, the stuff that I write is, it would be like a cross between the [FOO FIGHTERS], SOCIAL [DISTORTION] and THE REPLACEMENTS, you know,” he told The Pulse Of Radio. “I mean, real Midwestern rock. Real, just open chords, good time rock, you know. And damn the critics, basically. That’s the stuff I write and that’s the stuff I’ve always tried to write.”
The singer also expressed interest in collaborations with other artists, noting that he would love to work with rapper Eminem. Taylor said: “I would love to trade some stuff back and forth with him, because I love the way he writes and the way he flows and the attitude, the emotion that’s in it. And I’m very, very attracted to that.”
Fan-filmed video footage of Taylor’s November 17, 2015 solo acoustic performance at The Republik in Honolulu, Hawaii can be seen below. Included are clips of Corey’s renditions of “King Of Pain” by THE POLICE, “Lightning Crashes” by LIVE and “Burning Love” by Elvis Presley.
In a 2012 interview, Taylor said about his appreciation for other styles of music: “I had a kid ask me the other night, ‘What kind of music is your guilty pleasure?’ I said I don’t have any. I don’t feel guilty about the music I love. If you feel guilty about something you dig, then you should stop feeling guilty about it. One of my favorite albums to this day is the tenth anniversary ensemble cast of ‘Les Miserables’, the ultimate cast recording, and it is still something I love listening to top to bottom.”
Taylor published his third book, “You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left”, last July.
The book acted as a commentary on society and pop culture said to be in the style of the late George Carlin.
— MEGA-GEEK MELTDOWN!! (@CoreyTaylorRock) March 23, 2016