Corey Taylor Invokes the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ in New York City
Slipknot / Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor allows fans into his mind through his music and now through his book ‘Seven Deadly Sins.’ In an intimate performance at Highline Ballroom in New York City last night (Dec. 5), fans enjoyed a spoken word, Q&A and acoustic performance from the talented frontman.
The very humorous and very personal Taylor made fans roar with laughter as he told stories of his first time in New York City. During the Q&A, Taylor took numerous questions from fans reveals that the song he is most proud of is ‘Snuff’ because it was the first full song he ever brought to Slipknot, which he always dedicates to Paul Gray since his death.
Fans also asked him what he thought of the new Korn album, to which he responded, “That band broke a lot of f---ing barriers for a lot of f---ing people. “ He went on “If you’re not taking chances, then what’s the point.”
When asked some tough questions about religion, Taylor stated, “My book isn’t s--ting on religion, it’s s--ting on organized religion.” He also gave advice to aspiring professional musicians in the crowd and gave hopeful words to them as well as reading a couple of pages from his book.
The frontman also revealed that Slipknot will have a U.S. run of tour dates in late summer of next year and that he is working with Clown to put together a film production company. The very comedic Taylor called out overly drunken concert goers as well as fans who sang the wrong lyrics, but he complimented them for their passionate deliverance regardless.
The crowd served as major back up vocalists as Taylor performed acoustic versions of ‘Bother,’ ‘Hesitate,’ ‘Through the Glass’ and ‘Snuff,’ plus he even let out his inner Elvis by singing a rendition of 'Burning Love.' One of the highlights of the evening was when Slipknot fans got an interesting treat as Taylor performed ‘Spit It Out’ acoustically while making the crowd hop on one leg.
Corey Taylor continues to prove why he is one of the most entertaining frontmen in the business. To see a full list of his tour dates, click here. And to watch a video of highlights from Taylor's tour, visit Noisecreep.