Corey Taylor, the iconic frontman of Slipknot and Stone Sour, has explained the reasons why he has not quitted Slipknot yet and what he thinks about his own aim and style in music as he is getting ready to release his debut solo album ‘CMFT.’
During a recent interview Taylor gave on SiriusXM’s ‘Trunk Nation Virtual Invasion‘, he talked about the busy routine of him in between Slipknot and his own solo career. He also touched upon his purpose to make music while trying not to get into extreme writing the songs.
Corey admitted that Slipknot calms him down when he gets out of control about the things he writes and keeps him clean in a way. Along with Slipknot’s effect on him, he expressed his perspective when making music in general.
Corey Taylor admitted that he creates all of his songs, both for Slipknot and his solo project, with an absolute passion. He said that he always followed his interests, and never allowed himself to do anything for money, for a cheap pop, and cheap fame.
Here is what Corey Taylor said when asked when will he quit Slipknot due to the physical demands of the job:
“That’s a good question. The honest answer is – I don’t know. And honestly, it’s because I really try to keep myself healthy, I try to keep myself clean.
I’m still as into extreme music as I’ve always been. That’s just a side of me that I’ve always been into. It’s never hard enough, it’s never crazy enough. And sometimes the band has to calm me down when it comes to the stuff that I write. [Laughs]
I don’t know, man – I’ve always said that the second that I’m doing this for reasons other than my absolute passion for doing it – as soon as that changes, that’s when I’ll know.”
“And that’s honestly why I’ve always followed my passions and followed my interests, and I’ve never allowed myself to do anything for money, for a cheap pop, cheap fame… I’ve never done any of that. I’m not gonna say I’m proud of it because that’s just who I am.
But needless to say, if I get to the age where that choice makes more and more sense, I think there’s a part of me that will absolutely rein myself in and be like, ‘No. No, this isn’t who you are. This isn’t what you wanna do. You need to walk.’
And I think at that point, I’ll have accomplished enough that I’ll be OK with it. It won’t mean that I’ll stop making music.
It just means I’ll stop making a certain type of music. For me, I think I’ll have the honesty to know and hopefully, the courage to do it – because sometimes it’s scary.”
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