Corey Taylor Says He Didn’t Have to Help His Son Griffin With Anything
Corey also praised Griffin's band and further shared details about the connection that's grown between the two as fellow musicians.
Vended, the metal act that features Griffin along with another Slipknot kin, Simon Crahan, son of Slipknot percussionist Shawn 'Clown' Crahan, have opened for their dads' group at various Knotfest dates and continue to play other music festivals with Slipknot.
But from the way Corey seemed to put it in a new interview, that's apparently not because of him.
The Slipknot singer continues, "In a way, that's brought he and I even closer, 'cause now he really, really gets it. And we talk now more than we ever have. … To me, it's beautiful."
Corey Taylor + Griffin Taylor's Relationship
However, Corey explains of his connection with Griffin, "There were definitely a couple of years where it was difficult. And part of that can just be human nature, part of that can be the fact that I was gone for giant chunks" of his life.
Corey goes on, "It also didn't help that the relationship I was in before my marriage now was very toxic. It was very hard on him. And in a lot of ways, he blamed me, which he has every right to. … At the time I didn't realize how bad it was."
Still, the Slipknot singer and his Vended offspring "have always been tight," Corey adds.
"He's my boy, and we've always had a very, very special bond," the father says. "When his mother and I split up, I was all he had for a long time. So when I was on the road, I would have to have a caretaker take care of him so he could go to school, and then I would come home and we would just kind of pick up from there."
Watch the full Battleline interview with Corey below.
Corey Taylor on Battleline Podcast - May 30, 2023
Slipknot Summer 2023 Tour Dates
June 7 – Nickelsdorf, Austria @ Nova Rock
June 8 – Hradec, Czech Rep. @ Rock for People
June 10 – Interlaken, Switzerland @ Greenfield
June 11 – Leicestershire, England @ Download
June 13 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
June 14 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxe. @ Rockhal
June 16 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenehell
June 17 – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop
June 18 – Clisson, France @ Hellfest
June 20 – Hamburg, Germany @ Barclays Arena
June 21 – Berlin, Germany @ Benz Arena
June 24 – Munich, Germany @ Konigsplatz
June 25 – Bologna, Italy @ Knotfest Italy
June 27 – Nimes, France @ Arena of Nimes
June 29 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Evil Live
June 30 – Viveiro, Spain @ Resurrection Fest
July 14 – Cadott, Wis. @ Rock Fest
July 16 – Mansfield, Ohio @ Inkcarceration
Sept. 18 – Alton, Va. @ Blue Ridge Fest