Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Video - Slipknot's Corey Taylor talks about U.S. election

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor was recently interviewed by Metal Hammer, you can read some excerpts below.

About the U.S. presidential campaign and the contenders to take the best starting positions before the November election, Taylor said: "Man, I'll tell you what… I haven't seen this much mudslinging in a long time. In fact, I don't think I've seen mudslinging like this ever. This has got some, like, 1800s political stuff kind of going on, where it was pretty much no holds barred, tear down the other guy, and just kind of see what happens."

He continued: "I'm nervous, to be honest, as far as watching the GOP, the Republican side of things. There's a lot of derision coming from those candidates, a lot of destructive talk instead of constructive talk. So I'm kind of watching that."

Corey Taylor added: "Honestly, just based on everything that I've read, everything that I've heard. I haven't done a lot of research on his voting record or what he's done, but I love the fact that he's been an independent for years. The only reason he's joined the Democratic party is because, apparently, you have to be a part of one of those parties to be taken seriously, which I don't really like; it's a very corporate way to kind of deal with the President of the United States. But I love the guts that he has to really stand up and talk about things other than the hot-button issues that the Republicans and Democrats think matter. It seems like all of those issues are designed to put fear into people, and the things that Sanders is talking about has everything to do with trying to bring people together, and how to right wrongs, and how to bring real democracy back. And I can't speak for anyone else, but I think that's more encouraging than discouraging."

Corey Taylor on the US election
We talk to Corey Taylor about his thoughts on the US Presidential election...
Posted by Metal Hammer on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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