Corey Taylor Explains How He Decided To Be Slipknot Singer While Watching Their Very First Show

Legendary heavy metal band, Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor recalled the time when he decided to join the band after watching their first performance during an interview in Steve-O’s Wild Ride!-Podcast Youtube channel.

As you may remember, ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ which was the latest studio album of Slipknot was released on August 9, 2019. Since then, the fans have been waiting for the announcement of the seventh studio album of the band. Even Though the release date of the new album hasn’t been revealed yet, the band members started to give clues about the new masks designed for it.

In his interview, after giving some tips about the new masks, Corey Taylor also talked about his decision to join Slipknot and remembered the first time he watched them playing. Taylor started his professional career in Stone Sour as its co-founder, lead vocalist, and guitarist. He joined Slipknot in 1997 with his extraordinary talent that drew the attention of the band members.

He talked about how impressed he was when he was an audience at one of the very first concerts of Slipknot. Taylor admired for their styles, sounds, and looks. At that moment, he felt that he was going to sing with them. Also, he stated that he had never thought about leaving Stone Sour until Slipknot members invited him to join them during his appearance on Steve-O’s Wild Ride!-Podcast Youtube channel.

Here’s what he said:

“Yeah, and I’ve never had that feeling before. If they hadn’t asked me to join, I would have done Stone Sour ’til the cows come home. I would have eventually done something that would have gotten the attention of whatever because we were shopping just like everybody else in Des Moines.

When I watched that first show, I was right in front, they came through the audience, scared the hell out of it, everybody! Because they’re in full masks, they weren’t wearing the coveralls yet, but they were just in these crazy outfits.”

He went on:

“And they opened with – I want to say it was like three minutes of just noise and blast beats. It was like being in a fucking Melvins concert! I can’t believe it, it was so gnarly. And for some reason, I was so attracted to it and drawn in by it.

I just was like, I’m gonna be the singer in this band someday. And I’ve never had that thought in a million years for anybody else. And a year later, they asked me. It’s crazy.”

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