Saturday, July 11, 2015

Slipknot's Corey Taylor about all the hoopla surrounding his comments on Kanye West: "It's so ridiculous"


Slipknot's Corey Taylor recently talked with Opie Radio and said that all the hoopla surrounding his comments on rapper Kanye West is "ridiculous". You can read some excerpts below.


Corey Taylor said: "Kanye was playing Glastonbury, which, if you're not familiar with that, is Coachella with a different accent. And he's on stage, and he's doing a little spaceship thing on stage… It's very strange-looking. And he goes, 'You people are witnessing the greatest living rock star of all time,' and then proceeds to mess the words up to Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody', in England! In England! Are you kidding me? Unbelievable, dude. And so, of course, I'm on Music Choice, and they asked me about it, so I just kind of cut this public service announcement where I'm just, like, 'Look, just stop.' It's kind of precious, 'cause everybody's, like, 'Well, you know, Kanye's got way more Grammys than Slipknot has albums.' And I'm, like, that says it all. To get a Grammy now is like getting a Teen Choice award. Who cares? It's ridiculous. And by the way, I have one, you jerks. At least one."

Taylor added: "The thing today, though… I woke up, and now the academics are in on it. Like, there's all these blogs on it. Like, 'Well, Corey Taylor, actually, kind of is the greatest living rock star, and this is why…' blah blah blah. And this one woman, she's precious to me, she was, like, 'Yeah, but Corey's much better at his gig than Kanye West is.' So… So what? Who cares if, like, you can do the math and show me where he is? He still sucks."

About if he was loving the attention his Kanye West rant had generated, Taylor said: "No! God no! Because it's so ridiculous, man. Here's the thing: I've written three books, I've sold millions of albums, I'm in two different bands, I'm in movies and shit. And this is what it took? This is what it took? Me talking about some hardon. I'm, like, you've gotta be kidding me, man. That's the problem. That's one of the reasons I wrote my new book 'You're Making Me Hate You', because everything has flipped on itself. It doesn't take anything to be famous anymore. It used to be you had to have talent, you had to have a work ethic, you had to have something creative and special to be able to be famous. Now, apparently, you come out of the right cooch, you get a reality show, and you're famous. I'm, like, really? God, I was born in the wrong fucking decade, man."