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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 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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Corey Taylor Announces ‘You’re Making Me Hate You’ Book Release + Accompanying Tour

Corey Taylor will be traveling around the country supporting his new book, 'You're Making Me Hate You.'

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Corey Taylor Reveals He Turned Down VH1 ‘Rock of Love’ Dating Series

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor gets offered a lot of stuff and he reveals he was once pitched for VH1's Rock of Love.

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Corey Taylor Confirms Two More Stone Sour Covers EPs

Corey Taylor revealed the titles of Stone Sour's next two covers EPs on 'The Jasta Show' podcast.

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Corey Taylor Ranks Slipknot’s Albums From Least Favorite to Favorite

For artists, ranking albums can be as difficult as ranking children. For Slipknot, that feat is especially challenging.

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Comments on Mick Thomson Stabbing Incident

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 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'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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