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Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor

Very few singers can claim to have fronted, not one, but two globally successful rock bands — least of all at the same time … unless they’re Corey Taylor. Born Corey Todd Taylor, in Des Moines, Iowa, on December 8, 1973, the future vocalist came from a broken home and faced both drug addiction and suicidal depression at an early age before finding his calling in music. With fellow Des Moines area musicians, Josh Rand (rhythm guitar), Shawn Economaki (bass) and Joel Ekman (drums), Taylor formed Stone Sour in 1992, but despite building a local following and recording a couple of demos in the years that followed, the alternative rock band made precious little career headway. In 1995, lead guitarist Jim Root joined their ranks, but within two years both he and Taylor would be whisked away into the masked nu-metal collective Slipknot, which subsequently rose to international fame on the strength of their platinum-selling debut for Roadrunner Records. In Slipknot, Taylor assumed the #8 as his own and typically remained hidden underneath his frightening, custom-made mask and uniform boiler suit. But his versatile talents couldn’t be concealed for long, and he was soon known by his given name as the band’s career continued to thrive, well into the third millennium. In 2002, Taylor also revived Stone Sour and proceeded to both tour and record with the group in between his commitments with Slipknot — while at the same time frequently lending his voice to guest appearances with name bands like Soulfly, Damageplan, Anthrax, Apocalyptica, and the Roadrunner United project — to name but a few.

Selected Discography: ‘Slipknot’ (1998), ‘Come What(ever) May’ (2006)
Related Artists: Slipknot, Stone Sour, Anthrax, Slash, Dream Theater, Roadrunner United
Further Reading: 10 Best Slipknot Songs

Tech N9ne Feat. Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, ‘Wither’ – Exclusive Song Premiere

Tech N9ne
Strange Music

Tech N9ne has collaborated with Slipknot's Corey Taylor for "Wither," a track we're debuting exclusively here at Loudwire.

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Corey Taylor Announces ‘You’re Making Me Hate You’ Book Release + Accompanying Tour

Corey Taylor
Michael Kovac, Getty Images

Corey Taylor will be traveling around the country supporting his new book, 'You're Making Me Hate You.'

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Corey Taylor Reveals He Turned Down VH1 ‘Rock of Love’ Dating Series

Corey Taylor
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor gets offered a lot of stuff and he reveals he was once pitched for VH1's Rock of Love.

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Corey Taylor Confirms Two More Stone Sour Covers EPs

Stone Sour Corey Taylor
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Corey Taylor revealed the titles of Stone Sour's next two covers EPs on 'The Jasta Show' podcast.

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Corey Taylor Ranks Slipknot’s Albums From Least Favorite to Favorite

Slipknot Corey Taylor
Daniel Boczarski, Getty Images

For artists, ranking albums can be as difficult as ranking children. For Slipknot, that feat is especially challenging.

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Comments on Mick Thomson Stabbing Incident

Slipknot
Roadrunner

Following the news earlier that Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson was stabbed in the head by his own brother during a scuffle, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has commented on the situation

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Corey Taylor, Slash + John 5 Added to Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil 2015 Lineup

Corey Taylor Slash John 5
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Corey Taylor, Slash and John 5 will reportedly take part in a panel at Kirk Von Hammett's 2015 Fear FestEvil music and horror event.

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Joins Korn for Live Cover of Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’

Slipknot Korn
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Slipknot's Corey Taylor rocked the mic with Korn for a cover of the Beastie Boys classic 'Sabotage' during a show in London.

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Corey Taylor: Slipknot Already ‘Talking’ About Their Next Album

Slipknot In Concert - Sydney

Corey Taylor reveals that he expects a quicker turnaround with Slipknot's next album.

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Corey Taylor Rocks Alice in Chains’ ‘Them Bones’ With Royal Machines

Corey Taylor
Michael Kovac, Getty Images

Corey Taylor delivers a blistering version of Alice in Chains' 'Them Bones' with the all-star covers band Royal Machines.

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