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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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Corey Taylor on New Stone Sour Record: ‘It’s Got a Lot of Different Directions’

Stone Sour have been working on new material and Corey Taylor spoke about the album's sound, saying it has 'a lot of different directions.'

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Corey Taylor Ejects Fan From Toronto Slipknot Gig for Showing ‘Disrespect’

While the band was performing '(sic),' Corey went off on a fan in the front, calling him a 'little p-ssy' and a 'b-tch.'

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Chad Childers, Loudwire
Chad Childers, Loudwire

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Admits He ‘Probably Should Have Waited Longer’ to Return From Spinal Injury

Coming off emergency spinal surgery, Slipknot's Corey Taylor discusses what led to it and admits he probably should have waited a while longer to return.

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Brad Barket, Getty Images / Imeh Akpanudosen, Getty Images

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Provided Guest Vocals for Next Korn Album

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has provided guest vocals on the new Korn album, leading guitarist Munky to say it will be a 'fan favorite.'

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: ‘You Can Back Up Black Lives Matter and Say That Cops’ Lives Matter’

Slipknot's Corey Taylor discusses the recent violence at the hands of cops and sniper shootings against officers.

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Twitter: Slipknot

Corey Taylor Slaps Phone Out of Texting Fan’s Hands at Slipknot Show

What does Corey Taylor think about fans texting during concerts? He doesn’t seem to be in favor of it.

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YouTube: Jerzy Sobski
YouTube: Jerzy Sobski

Corey Taylor Takes Hard Fall Onstage at End of Slipknot’s Atlanta Show

After the final song of Slipknot’s gig, vocalist Corey Taylor fell hard onstage and had to be carried off by the band’s crew.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Corey Taylor Performs in Neck Brace for First Slipknot Gig Since Spinal Surgery

Still recovering from surgery, Corey Taylor took to the stage in a neck brace for Slipknot’s grueling 17-song set in Nashville.

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: I ‘Basically Broke My Neck’ Without Realizing It

After undergoing 'unplanned spinal surgery' late last week, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor reveals he broke his neck and didn't even know it.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Slipknot Postpone Beginning of Tour as Corey Taylor Undergoes ‘Unplanned Spinal Surgery’

Slipknot have been forced to postpone their upcoming tour with Marilyn Manson as singer Corey Taylor has undergone 'unplanned spinal surgery.'

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