Corey Taylor’s Son Griffin Says He Didn’t Get His Father’s Musical Talent

In a recent interview with Kerrang, Vended‘s vocalist Griffin Taylor shared his thoughts on his musical talent and stated that it has nothing to do with his father, Corey Taylor.

Although they started their musical journey a few years ago, Vended is on the road to success. Vocalist Griffin Taylor established the rock band in 2018 with lead guitarist Cole Espeland. However, the group is known for Griffin Taylor and Simon Crahan, the sons of the famous Slipknot members Corey Taylor and Shawn Crahan. Their first single, ‘Burn My Misery,’ showed what the band would bring to the metal scene.

One of their unique choices was to wear makeup on stage. They are influenced by greats like Black Sabbath, Alice In Chains, Iron Maiden, and of course, Slipknot. So, wearing makeup isn’t shocking for their onstage personas. Currently, the personas on stage are ‘Skull Face,’ ‘The Clown,’ ‘The Jaguar,’ ‘The Fox,’ and ‘The Wolf.’

Griffin Taylor revealed that he learned how to scream when his father wasn’t around. He understands when people say that he and Simon Crahan inherited all their musical talents from their fathers. Still, he argues that they had to find their voice independently. Griffin added that their abilities had nothing to do with being the sons of Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and Shawn Crahan or inheriting their genes and singing abilities.

Griffin Taylor’s thoughts about his musical talent:

I started learning to scream in middle school, and my dad was out in Vegas. I understand when people say, ‘Oh, they got all of their musical talents from their fathers.’ I understand where people come from because of genes or just how a voice or someone’s reflexes are built, but we didn’t get our parents’ musical talent. We found that on our own.”

Vended recently released their new song, ‘Ded To Me.’ The band hit the road for a European tour that started in Romania in July.

You can listen to ‘Ded To Me’ below.