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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

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
Michael Kovac / Jesse Grant / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

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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Teenage Time Killer Featuring Dave Grohl, Corey Taylor + Randy Blythe Inks Record Deal

Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Teenage Time Killer, the project first reported in 2013 that features contributions from Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, has inked a deal with Rise Records to release an album in 2015.

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: ‘I Don’t Know’ If Former Drummer Joey Jordison Will Ever Rejoin Band

Corey Taylor Joey Jordison
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Corey Taylor says he doesn't know if Joey Jordison will ever rejoin Slipknot, but he doesn't rule out the possibility.

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Corey Taylor on Stone Sour Split With Jim Root: ‘I Just Want Him to Be Happy’

Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Corey Taylor reveals in a new interview that after having time to reflect, he feels Jim Root's exit from Stone Sour was the right decision for everyone.

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Corey Taylor: Slipknot Could Go Without Masks, ‘But I Don’t Think We’d Want To’

Slipknot's Corey Taylor
Roadrunner

Corey Taylor reveals that Slipknot could eventually tour without masks, but explains why he feels that that won't happen.

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Slipknot / Stone Sour Frontman Corey Taylor on Grammys: ‘It Doesn’t Mean Anything’

Stone Sour Corey Taylor
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor points out some of the problems with the Grammy voting for the metal category.

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