Slipknot percussionist Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan and the frontman Corey Taylor were the latest guests of Metal Hammer Magazine’s latest issue, and the duo talked about the days they were in the studio while making ‘Iowa.’
You may follow Slipknot’s career that they’ve released their second studio album ‘Iowa’ via Roadrunner Records in 2021 and it’s one of the most-selling albums of the history of the band. The original album had fourteen unique tracks while the 10th Anniversary Edition features five additional live videos.
In their latest interview with Metal Hammer, Corey and Clown recalled the days they were in the studio to record ‘Iowa’ in 2000 and revealed why they hated each other while doing it. According to Clown, when the band did Iowa, they hated each other and this is how the world hated them.
Here is what Slipknot star Corey Taylor said in the interview:
“We were just all at odds with each other. I don’t know if it was jealousy or if it was just insecurity; ‘Am I pulling my weight? Is this person getting more attention than me?’ It was just dark, and it really spit in the face of everything the band tried to accomplish on the first album.”
Clown chimed in:
“It was a backlash for our dream. We spent 18 months on that first cycle doing all these interviews, agents, managers… It was all performance. By the time we got to the second album, people needed to be curbed and understand their place and that their opinion didn’t matter as much as they thought it did.
Just because we were the first platinum band on Roadrunner doesn’t give everyone the ability to start advising. When we were home to take a breath, it was clear that [the second album] was gonna be disturbing and force-fed to the world.”
You can listen to the ‘Iowa’ right below.