Corey Taylor Targets Fake Rockers ‘Putting On A Whole Persona’ To Impress Fans

In a recent interview with WDHA, Slipknot singer Corey Taylor reacted to being called ‘relatable‘, ‘fearless‘, and ‘inspired from his songwriting‘, as well as discussing what he thinks of fake musicians

“I love hearing that, that’s really cool. I mean, maybe it’s because I’ve never tried to be somebody I’m not. I know a lot of people in this business who when the camera’s are off they’re completely different. Like, they put on a whole persona and they just try to be somebody that they think people want them to be.”

Taylor, when told that some fans want him to be ‘one person’ and not go in a different direction, he replied with:

“You know it’s not- it only is, if that’s something that is important to you, because since day one I’ve told people the whole reason I do this is because I love music. Now that may not mean that you love all the music I make, but it also means that you’re gonna get what I want to play, what I want to make and what I want you to hear. So when you start from that standpoint, it allows you to kind of set the tone for everybody.” 

Just as the frontman isn’t fond of ‘fake’ rock musicians, he’s also not really fond of new rock music either. In an earlier interview, which happened in February 2021, Taylor mentioned his dislike towards the most recent rock music, due to ‘sounding the same’. He admitted:

I hate all new rock for the most part. I look at some of these bands that sound like this or sound like that or sound like the other guy, and it’s just, like, well, they obviously listened to two albums that have been out for a minute.”

Taylor’s new solo album ‘CMF2‘ will be released on September 15. The single named ‘Beyond‘ is out, which you can listen to here.