Corey Taylor Says Slipknot Has Become A Source Of Shame

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor shared in a recent conversation on the ‘Zach Sang Show’ that their music isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Taylor even revealed that his home town Iowa is particularly ashamed of the band by explaining:

“We were judged for so f*cking long about who we were; I mean, we came from The Fringe, and what we represented was something that, to do this day, is still anathema to a lot of people in Iowa.”

He added:

“There are a lot of people in Iowa that are very ashamed of the fact that Slipknot comes from there and it’s because of this newfound resurgence and conservative bullshit. As much as Iowa – when I was there – was a purple State it’s very red now, and there’s a lot of people who I know who are not happy about it.”

When Zach couldn’t believe what Taylor had to say about the conservative views of Iowa that also influence their views on Slipknot’s music, the singer said:

“Not if you come from there, not if you know the people. There’s a lot of f*cking dicks who still live in Des Moines, Iowa, that are so mad. I know dudes that I’ve known for 30 years; I run into them and they side-eye me hard.”

Besides different political views, Corey also pointed out other bands in Des Moines that couldn’t reach the same level of fame by adding:

“There’s so many bitter pricks in that goddamn town and they’re just hanging on you know, like they just don’t want to accept the fact that they didn’t want it [success] as much as we did. And I’m not going to sit here and say that they didn’t deserve it because there were a lot of great bands in this scene that we came out of.”

The rocker continued:

“But for whatever reason, they didn’t push hard enough and even when we did make it, and we tried to shine that spotlight on the Des Moines scene because it was almost in a weird way like a pseudo-Seattle moment.”

You can watch Corey Taylor’s appearance on the ‘Zach Sang Show’ below.