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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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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Weighs in on Philip Anselmo Controversy, Racism in Music

Slipknot frontman has offered his thoughts concerning the racist actions of Philip Anselmo and racism in music in general.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Used as ‘Jeopardy’ Hint, Talks TV Introduction to Motorhead

Slipknot's Corey Taylor is everywhere, recently appearing as a hint on a 'Jeopardy' questions and revealing how he first discovered Motorhead in an interview.

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Chad Childers, Loudwire
Chad Childers, Loudwire

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor on Grammy Nomination: ‘I Don’t Have F—ing Time For That S–t’

In a new interview, Taylor says the Grammy nod means 's--t' to him, adding, 'I don't have f---ing time for that s--t, to be honest.'

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YouTube: Natalia Britt

Corey Taylor, Dave Lombardo + More Join Metal Allegiance for Lemmy Kilmister Tribute

Supergroup Metal Allegiance brought up some special guests to perform 'Ace of Spades' in tribute to late Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister.

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Frazer Harrison / Jo Hale, Getty Images

Corey Taylor: Lemmy Kilmister ‘Took No S–t, Prisoners or Safe Routes’

The Slipknot / Stone Sour vocalist penned a memorial sharing how Lemmy influenced him and how the gravelly-voiced legend became a good friend of his.

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Corey Taylor Wraps Up 2015 With Rants on Donald Trump, Justin Bieber, Rock Hall + More

Never one to shy away from verbal decimation, Corey Taylor speaks out on Justin Bieber, Donald Trump, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Grammys.

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Duane Prokop, Getty Images
Duane Prokop, Getty Images

10 Things to Learn About Corey Taylor by Who He Follows on Twitter

We went through all of the accounts Corey follows to find out a few extra dimensions of the vocalist, and here are 10 of them.

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YouTube: Whole Lotta Concerts
YouTube: Whole Lotta Concerts

Corey Taylor Sings Stone Temple Pilots’ ‘Sex Type Thing’ With Royal Machines

In a tribute to the late Scott Weiland, Slipknot singer Corey Taylor croons playing the Stone Temple Pilots hit 'Sex Type Thing' with Royal Machines, a star-studded cover band.

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor on Metal: ‘It’s the Last Form of Music That Really Has No Restraint’

Outspoken Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has weighed in with his thoughts on metal's future and what makes the genre so unique.

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Chad Childers, Loudwire
Chad Childers, Loudwire

Corey Taylor Wins Rock Titan of 2015 in the 5th Annual Loudwire Music Awards

Corey Taylor has been named the Rock Titan of 2015 in the 5th Annual Loudwire Music Awards.

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