Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor joined an interview for Knotfest’s Ramon Gonzalez and revealed the details of an unforgettable memory from the band’s tour in Japan.
During a conversation for Knotfest, the talented vocalist Corey Taylor talked about Slipknot’s 1999 self-titled album which had turned 21 just recently. This was the only album that featured the band’s original guitarist Josh Brainard, who left the band later.
In the interview, Corey was asked to share an unforgettable memory that the band members experienced while touring around the world and he mentioned the time they had to run away from the fans in Japan.
Here’s the memory Corey Taylor shared during the interview:
“There are too many stories to tell from that first run, but it was certainly amazing. One time, after our first show in Japan, the fans chased out into our waiting van to take us back to the hotel.
Mind you, we were still in our masks and coveralls – it was the only way we were going to get out of there in a timely fashion. The fans surrounded the van and were trying to get to us so hard that they were rocking the van itself.
It almost tipped over. Being full of adrenaline, we thought it was awesome. It wasn’t until we got back to our rooms that we realized we could’ve been seriously injured. Still, a great memory.”
Furthermore, Corey was asked to name his favorite song from the album and he stated:
“My favorite by far is ‘Scissors.’ To this day, it’s my favorite Slipknot song. I love it because every time we would play it, the whole second half was improvised.
We played at each other, free form, free prose, everything. It was violent and gorgeous. Nothing will ever replace it for me – when we stopped playing it live, I had a hard time enjoying our sets for a very long time.”
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