The iconic frontman of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey Taylor was recently interviewed by Daniel P. Carter of The Marshall Podcast and explained the place of music in his life and how he felt while making the new songs.
He also admitted that he started doing music for making some extra money. Here’s what he said:
“It’s when you stop caring that you should stop. Period. Because you’re not doing it for the same reasons that you started doing it in the first place.
I talk to fans all the time and they’re, like, ‘What’s your motivation for doing this?’, and it’s the same since I was 13. It’s because I love doing this, I love doing music, I love making music, creating it.
The money’s gonna come and go. If I wanted to make money, there’s a host of different jobs that I could do just to make money. This isn’t about that, there’s something deeper. I’m glad I get to make money doing this, but it’s not about that for me, it’s about the next one.”
The interviewer asked:
“Have there been moments where you’ve lost sight of that bit?”
“Only when I was drinking. And it wasn’t because of the music. Like, I was still committed to the music, but I was so out of it that it took me out of myself, so I can’t even include that because it wasn’t me at the time.
I also know that one of the things that I realized and what actually encouraged me down the road of sobriety was seeing how bad my voice was sounding, how bad my creative level was at. That was a huge piece in me, calling it a day on that shit.”
The interviewer asked a question about Marshall and what the iconic amp manufacturer means to Corey Taylor.
“When you think of amps, if you don’t immediately think of Marshall, then you have a very two-dimensional view of what music can be capable of, let’s put it that way. Because the Marshall amps are so versatile and so manipulative.
And there are so many different types of heads and 4x12s and stacks… so many different configurations that you can come up with to really find a sound.”
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