Thursday, February 25, 2016

Corey Taylor: "I might step away from Slipknot at some point"


Slipknot's Corey Taylor was recently interviewed by "Someone Who Isn't Me", you can read some excerpts below.


About if he thinks he will ever decide that he is "tired of touring." Taylor replied: "You know, honestly, if you'd asked me a year ago, I would have said no. But, I mean, just now… I'm just kind of starting to… I'm forty-two; I'm not young anymore. And as willing as my will is, I'm just beat up, man. I mean, I might as well be 60 in Slipknot years, for Christ's sake."

He continued: "I don't know if I would retire. I might step away from Slipknot at some point, just because the way the music is, and that sense of energy, I don't know if I could be able to do that into my fifties. And I would never want the band to feel like I was holding them back, because I just couldn't physically do it. So that means I wouldn't completely quit music; I would probably just step away from Slipknot."

About Slipknot's musical evolution on future albums and how the band might progress in the coming years. He said: "It's something me and Clown have talked about; me and Clown have talked about that a bit… where the band is going to go. Because we've done it, we've done the crazy shit, we've done… At some point, we'll have to evolve again. 'Cause we've evolved with every album. At some point, it has to mean something other than just the fucking insanity. And I think, in a lot of ways, it does now, but we're all still young enough that we can pull it off physically. So it'll be interesting to see, 'cause I think, in the future, we'll make it less about the angst and the insanity and more about the creativity, because there's so many creative people in this band that… I mean, fuck, man, we could make, you know, twelve albums of just crazy, gnarly shit and it wouldn't have to be just balls-out war every time. So, I mean, it's definitely something we're thinking about. But at the same time, I mean, you just never know. You just never know."