In a recent broadcast with Daniel P. Carter, the iconic frontman of Slipknot, Corey Taylor shared a crazy story about Slipknot’s first show in his hometown Des Moines, Iowa.

Corey Taylor has revealed that the audience was very surprised at their debut show. He also added how they get back at home after the concert.

Also, the most surprising detail about his latest statements was the fact that the Slipknot was an opening act for a jazz band.

Here is Corey Taylor told to Daniel P. Carter, transcribed by Ultimate Guitar:

“We were opening for a band, it was like a jazz band. It was a gig-trade because Clown owned a bar in Des Moines. They all, like, stared at us like we had shit in our hands and had thrown it at them. They were so stunned with the madness.

And then driving home, both vans broke down in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of winter. So some of us stayed, some of us walked to call a tow truck. That’s what you did.

And I can remember constructing cardboard ventilation for the heater just to get some back. We all huddled our gear as close as we can to this weird cardboard ventilation system – it was brutal. And then having to get up the next day and go to work… I mean, dude.”

Corey Taylor also explained what inspired him in his career. He said:

“I get positive competition and negative competition from a lot of the acts that are out there, you know, especially when we’re on tour with great bands.

We were on tour with you guys [Beartooth] and watching you guys got me stoked to play. So for me, that inspiration comes from friends, it comes from enemies, it comes from everybody; there’s no limit to that.

To have that after this many years feels good. It makes me feel like I’m still doing for the right reasons.”

You can watch the full conversation with Corey Taylor below.

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