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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Sees ‘Weird’ Future With Duff McKagan

Corey Taylor
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Corey Taylor won’t be the new frontman of Velvet Revolver, but don’t be surprised if the Slipknot/Stone Sour singer eventually ends up making music with VR/ex-Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan.

“Me and him, we really hit it off, and we’re really close, and we started writing songs together, and we’ve got some really good stuff,” Taylor told Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus during a recent interview on Fuse TV’s ‘Hoppus on Music.’

“So, you never know. There might be a mystery supergroup out there — me and Duff and some other weird people — making some weird music that people are, like, ‘What?! That’s them?!’”

McKagan previously revealed that Taylor got together with Velvet Revolver earlier this year to try out as a possible solution to what VR guitarist Slash has dubbed the “Velvet Revolver problem” — the fact that the supergroup hasn’t had a lead singer since Stone Temple Pilots’ Scott Weiland split back in 2008. Taylor’s sessions with the Revolver even resulted in 10 new song being written.

But Slash ultimately decided that Taylor wasn’t the right man for the job. “It just didn’t seem to fit right to me,” Slash later explained. “And he’s great, and I love Corey, but it didn’t seem like the answer.”

Taylor was unfazed by the rejection. “I guess it just wasn’t working for him, which . . . He’s Slash and he’s entitled to have that, and I’m not gonna argue with him. But it was cool to just be able to get together and jam with those guys and I made some really cool friends.”

And perhaps lay the foundation for a weird new supergroup with his close buddy, Duff McKagan.

Watch Corey Taylor Talk to Mark Hoppus About His Work With Velvet Revolver

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