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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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Duane Prokop, Getty Images

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor on the Grammys: ‘All You Do Is Open Our Mouths and S–t in It’

After the issues surrounding Metallica's performance at the Grammys, Corey Taylor has sounded off on the organization after the latest sign on 'disrespect.'

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Michael Loccisano / Brad Barket, Getty Images

Chester Bennington: Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Approves of ‘Great’ New Linkin Park Song ‘Heavy’

Corey Taylor has repeatedly bashed pop music in the past, but has given Linkin Park's new song 'Heavy' a nod of approval.

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Joshua Lowe, Loudwire

Photo Gallery: NAMM 2017 Artist Appearances – Hollywood Vampires, Stone Sour + More

Loudwire descended upon the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., over the four-day period of Jan. 19-22.

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Kevin Winter (2) / Andrew H. Walker, Getty Images

Watch Corey Taylor, Gavin Rossdale, Joe Elliott + Angelo Moore Perform at David Bowie Tribute

See fan-shot footage of Corey Taylor, Gavin Rossdale, Joe Elliott and Angelo Moore performing at the 'Celebrating David Bowie' tribute in Los Angeles.

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Photo Credit: Travis Shinn
Photo Credit: Travis Shinn

Stone Sour Set ‘Hydrograd’ as Title of New Album, Corey Taylor Gives Progress Update

Stone Sour's new album will be titled 'Hydrograd' and frontman Corey Taylor has provided an update on how far along the band is in the studio.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire / Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com

Watch Jonathan Davis + Corey Taylor Track Vocals to Korn’s ‘A Different World’

Korn have shared a video of Jonathan Davis and Slipknot's Corey Taylor laying down vocals for 'A Different World' in the studio.

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Brad Barket, Getty Images / Sascha Steinbach, Getty Images
Brad Barket, Getty Images / Sascha Steinbach, Getty Images

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Wrote a Song for Robbie Williams, Has Ambitions for Country Album

There's no slowing down Corey Taylor, who wrote a song for Robbie Williams and has ambitions for a country album among a wealth of other ideas.

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Theo Wargo / Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Aims to Make Amends With Producer Rick Rubin

During a recent interview, Taylor expressed regret for calling Rubin 'overrated' and 'overpaid' while performing a spoken-word gig in 2011.

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Mat Hayward, Getty Images

Loudwire Endorses Corey Taylor for President of the United States

After much consideration, Loudwire is proud to announce our endorsement for President of the United States.

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Corey Taylor’s Fourth Book, ‘America 51,’ Receives 2017 Release Date

In Corey Taylor’s own words, the book will focus on 'how bats—t crazy my country is right now — in good ways and in bad ways.'

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