Slipknot and Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor spoke in an interview with Dean Delray during the recent episode of Let There Be Talk podcast.
He has shared a really bad story about how he pack in drinking. He also descriped that days as: “That’s how bad it is. It was a nightmare.”
Here’s the statement:
“I quit coke and speed when I was 16 so I never had a problem turning that down. But the booze was really where it got me. I’ve never been a pill guy, I’ve never smoked weed, but alcohol to me was the only thing that was getting my brain to shut off. And that’s how all it kind of starts.
It’s like, ‘I can’t go on stage unless I have a Jack and Coke. I can’t go on stage until I’ve had two.’ The first time I was gonna quit drinking, I had three bottles at all times with me, and I was going to the bars.”
“I can’t drink Coca-Cola without tasting Jack Daniel’s. That’s how bad it is. So I was just, like, ‘I’m just not gonna drink soda anymore.’ [Laughs] And I don’t really, I just kind of quit. But it got bad – it was a nightmare. Thankfully, I still have a lot of friends from then who are like, ‘God, we’re so glad you don’t drink anymore.’
I quit for about three years; got divorced from my first wife, was like, ‘Well, she was the reason it was so bad!’ And then I started drinking again. Didn’t get as gnarly as I was, but luckily I kind of physically didn’t want to do it anymore.
The last night I drank, which was almost 9 years ago, I had one beer. I had a fucking Beck’s in a bottle. And I never drink beer. But I just wanted something to settle me down. And I woke up the next day, I had a fucking hangover for two days. It was the worst.
I was like, ‘What the fuck is this sweet hell?!’ And to this day I’m glad I did it. I miss the calm down, but I really was like, ‘It’s time.’ It’s like, I’m not getting any pleasure out of this. I get no happiness, it’s not doing anything for me, and it’s really hurting me. And it’s taking me away from doing what I want to fuckin’ do.
It’s the same reason I quit smoking later. And I smoked since I was 10 years old. Quit four years ago on Chantix. Thank fuck. I didn’t want to at the time. But everybody I was with was like, ‘I’m gonna fucking quit.’ I was like, ‘Ah, fuck…'”
You can listen to the entire interview below. Click here to source of the statement.