Corey Taylor, the iconic frontman of Slipknot and Stone Sour, has disclosed what he thinks about his bandmate, Shawn Crahan, who is known by his stage persona, Clown, during his recent conversation about his solo project’s effects on his bands.

Taylor has released his debut solo studio album, ‘CMFT,’ on October 2, 2020, by Roadrunner Records. The album has already taken good reviews from the critics who agreed that Taylor is doing something that he’s always wanted to do through the hard rock, blues, and country-infused tracks.

Within the latest interview he gave on That Jamieson Show, Corey Taylor has explained if his musical activities have an impact on his bands, Slipknot and Stone Sour. While promoting his new album, ‘CMFT,’ Taylor also talked about the co-founder and percussionist of Slipknot, Clown.

When he was asked if his projects outside of Slipknot have in an unintentional way really kept the band more alive than ever, Corey said it definitely helped them kind of reconnect and get through some of the darker years.

He also mentioned he was just talking to Clown the other day about what they should do because they’re thinking about what the next album could be like. Taylor said Clown was in his crazy mindset when he becomes so goddamn creative and inspires the whole band with really good song ideas.

Here’s what Corey Taylor said when asked if he thinks his solo project has kept Slipknot more alive than ever:

“I think that was a cruel by-product of the fact that when it was Stone Sour, I was kind of bouncing back and forth between those two – it was almost like the anticipation for a movie, like waiting for the next chapter or whatever.

And I think that helped kind of get us through some of the darker years as well. It’s definitely helped us kind of reconnect – I was just talking to Clown the other day about what we should do because we’re obviously thinking about what the next album could be like.

And he’s in this trip he plays to, which is rad, I love it when he’s in this crazy mindset because I know I’m gonna hear stuff that I’ve never heard before – he’s so goddamn creative, and that inspires Jim [Root, guitar].

It’s just this all the tumblers really start to fall, so it’s pretty rad, I can’t wait.”

You can check out the rest of the interview below.