The frontman of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey Taylor, has been interviewed by Razor Wisconsin’s Cutter and Kaytie to talked about music, old guy stuff, his recently released debut solo album named ‘CMFT’ as well as his thoughts on the new generation rock artists.
As you might remember, Corey Taylor’s first-ever solo studio album named CMFT was released back in October 2020 and got great reviews from many of the critics. The album features thirteen never-released-before tracks including a Live Acoustic track named ‘Black Eyes Blue’ which is an exclusive song for the Japanese edition of the album.
In his latest conversation with Razor Wisconsin, Corey Taylor revealed his feelings about the new age stars who decide to change their genre to rock after failing on other ones. While Corey admits that he’s hating many things about the new generation, he’s also encouraging them to pass the boundaries of what the elders listen to.
Here is what Corey Taylor said to Cutter and Kaytie:
“I look at some of these bands that sound like this or sound like that or sound like the other guy, and it’s just, like, well, they obviously listened to two albums that have been out for a minute. But the ones that really frustrate me are the ones that they take something that’s been around forever and then just basically rework it and call it new — even though it’s completely derivative.
You know the band they’re ripping off — they’re not even trying to rip off a bunch of bands; they’re ripping off one band. But the younger generation picks them up and says, ‘This is our blah blah blah,’ because they’re tired of old people telling them that the music that came before them was better. And I don’t know who’s right, but I know both are wrong because we should be encouraging everything.”
Here is the rest of his statement:
“I’m just as bad. I’m the worst old fogey dude shaking his cane ever. And I hate everything. I hate all new rock for the most part. I hate the artists who failed in one genre and decided to go rock — and I think he knows who he is. But that’s another story.
I’m the worst. And I hate everything. And people are used to that with me, though. But I have also encouraged the younger generation to think past the boundaries of what we listen to. Do something that feels fresh; it may not have to sound fresh, but it’s gotta feel fresh. If it’s dead, then people are gonna treat it as dead, man.”
You can watch the full interview right below.