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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 Annoyed By ‘Dumb Invention’ Selfie Sticks

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor reveals his disdain for Selfie Sticks in another classic rant.

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Hints at Two-Year Break After Touring

Though there have been rumors of new music, Slipknot's Corey Taylor says there will likely be a break for other projects before the group's next album.

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Corey Taylor on Promoting Streaming Services: ‘I Don’t Give a S–t About Any of That’

Don't look for Slipknot's Corey Taylor to be pitching for streaming services any time soon.

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Recalls Near Death Experience That Led to His Sobriety

In a revealing chat, the Slipknot singer opened up about his choice to become sober back in 2003.

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Corey Taylor Shares Excerpt From New Book ‘You’re Making Me Hate You’

The aptly named You're Making Me Hate You is set for a July 7 release date, but you can read a few venomous passages from the book right now.

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Corey Taylor on His Big Regret About Paul Gray + Balancing Slipknot with Stone Sour

Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor speaks about late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, balancing two bands, the Knot's newest album and much more.

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Corey Taylor: Fall Out Boy Are Not Saving Rock and Roll

Corey Taylor calls out Fall Out Boy and Gene Simmons for claiming rock needs saving or that rock is dead.

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Pens Heartfelt Tribute to Paul Gray for 5th Anniversary of Bassist’s Death

Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor penned a heartfelt tribute to his late friend in the latest issue of Kerrang! Magazine.

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Remembering Dio: Corey Taylor on Dio’s Vocal Skills + Meeting the Metal Legend

In this clip, Slipknot / Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor sits down with Full Metal Jackie to talk about his personal experiences with Ronnie.

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Tech N9ne Feat. Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, ‘Wither’ – Exclusive Song Premiere

Tech N9ne has collaborated with Slipknot's Corey Taylor for "Wither," a track we're debuting exclusively here at Loudwire.

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