Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor spoke in an interview with Kerrang! Magazine and talked about his mental state during the coronavirus outbreak and what is waiting for him in the next year.
Earlier this year, the bands and musicians stopped to be on stage following the danger of the coronavirus outbreak and it is still not certain if we would be able to see them live once again.
While Corey Taylor was mentioning that he has never been away from the stage for this long, he admitted that it was a bizarre experience for him. Also, it seems like Corey didn’t think that this break will be longer than six months.
Furthermore, Corey pointed out that his brain wasn’t ready for anything like this in the first months of the pandemic and said that he was almost shifting back to his normal life at some point because he didn’t use to stay longer than a month in his house.
Additionally, Taylor figured out that this was a great opportunity for him to release his solo album after spending years thinking about it. He stated that it also makes him miss the stage again because he wants to play these new songs in front of the audience for the first time.
Here’s what Corey Taylor said about his mental state during his self-quarantine period:
“I mean, it was weird… this is the longest I’ve been off the road for 20 years, and when it first started, I was like, ‘Okay, it’ll be six months at the most…’ But when it finally got into, ‘Okay, we’re getting into 2021 now and we’re not really sure what’s going on,’ it was daunting.
The first month or two I was almost shifting down into normal life because my brain is so hardwired to not get settled for months at a time. Normally I get home from tour and I have a good month, and then I’m back on the road again. It was interesting to feel that shift, and getting to that point of embracing domestic life.
But, at the same time, this was all also the catalyst for doing the solo album the way I did, realizing that I had an opportunity to go in and bang it out real quick and make something really awesome…”
“I didn’t think it was going to have this sort of impact, which is rad. I was just excited to make it and see what would happen.
The flipside of that coin, though, is that it made me miss touring even more because I want to play these songs, and play with these guys live.
It was definitely a tease, let’s put it that way. But it was still a great way to do something cool and put something out for people, and they’ve really enjoyed it.”
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