Corey Taylor: ‘I Just Wish Metallica Would Rule The Earth!’
Being one of Metallica’s biggest fans, Slipknot’s frontman Corey Taylor talked about the times he was crazy about Metallica in an interview with the KNOTFEST YouTube channel and stated that he once thought they could become the rulers of the world.
Slipknot was formed in 1995, but they quickly caught up with the legendary bands which had entered the metal scene before them. They immediately achieved fame after releasing their self-titled debut album in 1999. The band got 10 Grammy nominations and won one award in 2006 for Best Metal Performance with their song ‘Before I Forget.’
They are now one of the most influential metal bands, but like many other legendary bands, they were inspired by the ones that came before them, and in Slipknot’s case, this band was Metallica. Corey Taylor talked about Metallica’s music recently, and he praised their style and sound. He also recalled the times he used to wait for the songs to come on the radio to tape them.
In the interview, he talked about the times ‘The Black Album’ was released and how Metallica had started getting more and more famous. Like many other fans, he was jealous because other people had now discovered them, and Taylor didn’t want Metallica to belong to anyone else but him.
Here is how he stated his feelings about Metallica gaining fame:
“Yeah, it’s cool because it represented everything that we wanted for Metallica, but then when we got it, we didn’t realize that it meant that they were going to belong to everybody.”
However, even though he was jealous and reluctant to share the band with the rest of the world, Corey stated that they deserved every last bit of their success. He also said that at that time, he wanted Metallica to rule the world.
Here is how Taylor stated that he worshipped the band:
“Remember sitting there, going, ‘God, I just wish Metallica would just rule the Earth! I wish Metallica was the king of the fucking planet!‘
And then they become that, and you’re like, ‘Hey!’ Be careful what you wish for, but at the same time, I wouldn’t have wished for a better band. They deserved all of it.“
You can watch the whole interview below.