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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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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor on Joey Jordison ‘Negative One’ Rumors + Paul Gray’s Influence in That Song

Slipknot's Corey Taylor talks about fan theories connecting Joey Jordison to "The Negative One" and how Paul Gray's death influenced that song.

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Talks Knotfest Expansion, Offers ‘VMan’ Health Update

Could Knotfest expand to a traveling festival? Corey Taylor addresses that in a new interview.

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Corey Taylor + Randy Blythe to Take Part in One-Off Teenage Time Killers Concert

Corey Taylor and Randy Blythe will lead an all-star lineup taking part in a one-off Teenage Time Killers concert in Los Angeles.

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: ‘Vman’ + Jay Weinberg Are ‘With’ the Band, Not ‘In’ the Band

Slipknot's Corey Taylor clarifies the status of bassist Alessandro 'Vman' Venturella and drummer Jay Weinberg.

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Corey Taylor: Slipknot Hope To Make Their Own ‘Purple Rain’ or ‘The Wall’

Slipknot's Corey Taylor says he and his bandmates are keen to make a conceptual record that ties in a film.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: Pop Music Is ‘Insulting’

Corey Taylor has plenty to say on pop music, including some special advice he gives his own kids when it comes to musical suggestions.

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Corey Taylor Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’ (Part 2)

Check out the second half of our 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' segment with Slipknot / Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor.

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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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