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Corey Taylor

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.

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2015 Alternative Press Awards Highlighted by Halestorm + Corey Taylor Collaboration, Sum 41 Reunion, Rob Zombie + More

Mischief, mayhem and (of course) music marked the second edition of the Alternative Press Music Awards, held last night (July 22) at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Corey Taylor Hints at ‘More Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Stone Sour Album + Ponders Solo Acoustic Disc

Corey Taylor has offered an update on his other band Stone Sour's upcoming releases along with a possible solo project.

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Corey Taylor Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’ (Part 1)

In this first half of our 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' segment, we focus on Corey Taylor's life before his success with both Slipknot and Stone Sour.

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You’re Making Corey Taylor HATE YOU! [Exclusive Video]

Sorry folks, Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor probably hates you.

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Stone Sour Reveal Covered Artists and Lzzy Hale Guest Spot for Upcoming EPs

Corey Taylor has revealed the acts that Stone Sour will cover on their next two EPs. Meanwhile, a major guest star has also been announced.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Corey Taylor Refers to New Slipknot Members by Their Names in New Interview

It's been known in the metal community who the new members of Slipknot are, but vocalist Corey Taylor finally refers to them by their names in a new interview.

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Corey Taylor to Axl Rose: ‘Stop Being a Douchebag’

Corey Taylor has been making his thoughts known on various pop culture topics as he promotes his new book, 'You're Making Me Hate You,' and now we know he has a beef with Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose, as well.

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Slipknot / Stone Sour Frontman Corey Taylor Weighs in on Confederate Flag Debate

Corey Taylor is speaking out once again on a hot topic.

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Corey Taylor: ‘It’s So Ridiculous’ That My Video About Kanye West Went Viral

More than 3 million people have now watched Corey Taylor tell Kanye West that he is not the greatest living rock star on the planet.

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Corey Taylor to Kanye West: ‘You Are Not the Greatest Living Rock Star’

Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor is ready for Kanye West to “stop it.”

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