Slipknot frontman talked about the way he prefers people to consume his music. Corey Taylor also touched on Metallica v. Napster lawsuit.
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor said he preferred people to listen to his music just like the old days. According to him, people should buy the album, read the lyrics, and also look at the artwork. He then explained why he thought that way, which led him to talk about Metallica suing Napster back in 2000. Corey Taylor showed his full support for Metallica for that instance.
Here’s what Corey Taylor had to say during his appearance on Steve-O’s Wild Ride show.
Corey Taylor says Metallica was so right on so many fucking levels
He was first asked about the way he preferred people to listen to music. After explaining it, Corey Taylor explained why:
“Obviously, I’m gonna say the old-school way – buy the album, look at the artwork, read the lyrics…
It’s kind of weird, it’s kind of hard – because, in this day and age, it’s really hard to know which ones of the fucking streaming services actually compensate the artists that they’re ripping off.”
He went on to explain he did not care that much anymore:
“It’s more important for me that people listen to the music at this point. I’ve kind of made peace with the fact that there are various services, who are just kind of screwing us.
And until the legislation is actually enforced, which they passed under Trump – which I couldn’t fucking believe – they’ll keep charging us at that rate. But they’ve appealed that legislation. I don’t think the appeals will actually go through. They will raise the rates, and musicians will be able to make a living off their recordings again.”
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor supported Metallica and Lars Ulrich on suing Napster:
“I remember everyone giving Lars so much shit ’cause of that, and he was so right on so many fucking levels, dude. It’s scary. And I wonder how many people look back and eat a little crow because of that…
Cause he knew – he knew that this was the direction we were going.”
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