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Corey Taylor Finally Speaks

The Slipknot and Stone Sour front man is finally opening up about Velvet Revolver and the future of Slipknot and what the upcoming tours mean.

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We all know that Corey Taylor is a very busy guy, but it was a bit odd that he wasn’t out and talking about the upcoming Slipknot tour, which had his fans and bandmates pretty concerned that he may not even be there.  Turns out he may have just been playing hard to get has this week he has not only chimed in about the tour with Slipknot but also about the whole Velvet Revolver thing not working out.

After Joey Jordison came out and said that Slipknot would go on with or without Corey Taylor, I think most Slipknot fans were a bit shocked.  Would he be joining the band on the summer tour?  The answer is yes, but Taylor also said he doesn’t want to give the fans any kind of false hope when it comes to a new album.  He also said that this tour is very much baby steps for the band who will be without Paul Gray.

…if this tour doesn’t work, the band might be over.

-Corey Taylor

Now Corey is also talking about the whole Velvet Revolver situation and how it didn’t work out for him.  Slash said that they did get together and jam with Corey, but it just didn’t feel right.  Now Taylor is making his own comments:

We got together and we jammed some stuff and I guess it just wasn’t working for him, which… He’s Slash and he’s entitled to have that, and I’m not gonna argue with him. It was cool to just be able to get together and jam with those guys and I made some really cool friends.

-Corey Taylor

So everyone who still believes that Corey is going to be the next lead singer of VR, you have your facts.  He will not be doing that, and might not even be doing the Slipknot thing anymore.  I think he might be sick of the makeup and the masks and just likes being face to face with his Stone Sour fans, and there are a lot of them.  Stone Sour lets him branch out to a whole new crowd, one that isn’t terrified of his on stage gimmick.  If Slipknot does come around the area, I suggest going to see them because next time, well, there might not be a next time around.

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