Corey Taylor, the frontman of Slipknot and Stone Sour, has revealed the fact that he didn’t have much chance to express himself by writing music in Slipknot while explaining the reason why he put back Stone Sour together within his recent conversation.
During the latest interview, he gave to the Bertcast host Bert Kreischer, the talented singer and co-founder of Stone Sour, Corey Taylor, has talked about the ego wars in Slipknot, which was believed to the main issue leading Taylor to find another band a few years ago.
However, the singer, who has been working on solo projects for a while now, disclaimed the rumors. Referring to the fact that he started Stone Sour before joining Slipknot, Corey said he wasn’t being able to write music in Slipknot because he was not that good.
He said he headed for another band because he wanted to write music again and got better throughout time, getting over to feel ‘unfulfilled.’ As you may know, Stone Sour was formed in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1992. They disbanded in 1997 but reunited in 2000.
The band has released six studio albums by now which were called ‘Stone Sour,’ ‘Come What(ever) May,’ ‘Audio Secrecy,’ ‘House of Gold & Bones – Part 1,’ ‘House of Gold & Bones – Part 2,’ and ‘Hydrograd.’
Here’s what Corey Taylor said recalling the first years of Slipknot:
“The first couple of years was rad. But then the more success we got, obviously, it’s human nature, man — the ego starts to come out.
As much as people think it was the reason I put Stone Sour back together, it’s not. For me, that was about writing music again, ’cause I just wasn’t being able to write music in Slipknot, ’cause I’m just not that good; I’m not as good as those guys are at intricate riffs and shit.
I’ve gotten better, but at the time, I wasn’t getting to write music, and I just felt unfulfilled. So I put that back together. But the by-product was now all of a sudden people know what I look like.”
You can check out the rest of the conversation below.