Corey Taylor has talked in an interview with Kerrang! Radio, he has been “So close to walking away from this and I’m really glad that I didn’t to be honest.” from Slipknot.
Slipknot frontman just talked with BBC radio program and share what he thinks will be the future of metal music. After that, he recently interviews with Kerrang! Radio program Loz Guest backstage at Birmingham Arena. This is happen during the Slipknot’s UK tour to talk about the Iowan masked metallers’ legendary 20 years of his career. Also, mention he has carried him and his band members.
Loz asks him if the brotherhood in the band has carried them through the past 20 years? Then Corey Taylor replied:
“There have definitely been more tense moments than good ones. We’re all frenetic; we all come from different backgrounds musically, environmentally, culturally. It’s been tough sometimes. But the thing that I have noticed as we’ve gone on and we’re still doing this, we have allowed ourselves to recognize how good we really are. We’ve allowed ourselves to step away from the stoicism that comes from being from the Midwest and we’ve embraced each other.”
Then Loz asks him about the Slipknot process. Corey replied:
“We recognize that it takes work to be in this band and when we’re all going for it there’s an appreciation that maybe before we felt we couldn’t show, and the more that we all show that the better it feels like a brotherhood. There have been moments where I’ve come so close to walking away from this and I’m really glad that I didn’t, to be honest. The payoff has been fantastic, especially now that we’re in this really great place and we are performing at a level that is still top-notch. And writing music that is still really good and connecting with a whole new generation, which is insane. I don’t think we could have done it with anybody else, to be honest.”
In this interview, Corey also added he almost quit the band after the release of its self-titled debut album in 1999.
Then Corey continues:
“When we really exploded, we had serious talks about breaking up and pulling a Sex Pistols and be like put a massive album out and then say, ‘screw you, we’re outta here! Those were real conversations! I feel like we’ve failed everyone by making ‘Iowa’ (laughs). It was such a great thing to think about. None of this (massive success) was expected, man. Just on paper, we shouldn’t have made it and yet here we are! It’s a weird feeling still.”
Slipknot also continues to its 2020 tour. Check out to the full interview with Corey Taylor on Kerrang! Radio Afternoons with Loz Guest. Also, listen to the Heavy1 TV interview below.