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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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Getty Images, Publicity Stills, Loudwire Originals

Vote for the Best Vocalist – 2017 Loudwire Music Awards

Six stellar nominees make up the field for the Best Vocalist of the Year, presented by Fearless Records, in the Loudwire Music Awards.

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Kevin RC Wilson, Loudwire
Kevin RC Wilson, Loudwire

Corey Taylor Brings Laughs, Wisdom, Acoustic Songs + ‘Ruptured Nuptials’ to New York City

Corey Taylor entertained fans at Irving Plaza with a Q&A session and an acoustic set that featured a few special guests.

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Corey Taylor, ‘America 51′ – Exclusive Excerpt From the Slipknot / Stone Sour Frontman’s New Book

In this excerpt from Corey Taylor's new book, he explains how 'America 51' took a very different turn when Donald Trump was elected president.

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Evil Robb Photography
Evil Robb Photography

Corey Taylor: Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell Were Not Cowards

Corey Taylor spoke out against those who’ve been calling Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell and Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington 'cowards' for committing suicide.

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Kevin Winter / Astrid Stawiarz, Getty Images

Corey Taylor + Wayne Kramer To Be Honored at Rock to Recovery 2 Benefit

Corey Taylor and Wayne Kramer will be saluted by an all-star lineup at the Rock to Recovery 2 benefit taking place in Los Angeles.

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Corey Taylor on Singing With Son: ‘I’ve Never Felt That Kind of Pride in My Life’

Read exactly what Corey Taylor thinks about his recent performance with his 14 year old son.

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Corey Taylor To Fans Who Film Shows: Enjoy the Live Moment, Not Your ‘Little Four-by-Four Screen’

Stone Sour / Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor discusses the rush of performing live and addresses fans who constantly film shows with their smartphones.

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Webster PR
Webster PR

Aaron Lewis Announces 6th Annual Invitational Charity Golf Tournament + Concert

Aaron Lewis will invite members of Saint Asonia and Corey Taylor for his 6th Annual Invitational Charity Golf Tournament and Concert.

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YouTube

Stone Sour Perform ‘Song #3′ With Corey Taylor’s Son on Vocals

Stone Sour made Thursday's performance at Holmdel's PNC Bank Arts Center a family affair with Corey Taylor's son taking vocals on 'Song #3.'

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Theo Wargo / Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Corey Taylor: Nickelback Members Called to Apologize For Chad Kroeger’s Comments

Looks like there’s still no bad blood between Corey Taylor and every member of Nickelback not named Chad Kroeger.

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