Considered one of the most talented musicians of this era and the leader of Stone Sour & Slipknot, Corey Taylor, was the recent guest of the Kerrang Radio interview and revealed the “dark times” of Slipknot.
You can read Corey’s statements below that he remembered the moments when all the band members were thinking of separating, including Corey himself.
This is what happened after the band released their first debut album in 1999:
“When we really exploded, we had serious talks about breaking up and pulling a Sex Pistols and be like put a massive album out and then say, ‘Srew you, we’re outta here!’
Those were real conversations! I feel like we’ve failed everyone by making ‘Iowa.’ [Laughs] It was such a great thing to think about.
None of this [massive success] was expected, man. Just on paper, we shouldn’t have made it and yet here we are! It’s a weird feeling still.“
Corey also revealed the secret of how they maintained their longevity after all those arguments.
Here is what he said:
“We recognize that it takes work to be in this band and when we’re all going for it there’s an appreciation that maybe before we felt we couldn’t show, and the more that we all show that the better it feels as a brotherhood.
There have been moments where I’ve come so close to walking away from this and I’m really glad that I didn’t, to be honest. The payoff has been fantastic, especially now that we’re in this really great place and we are performing at a level that is still top-notch.
And writing music that is still really good and connecting with a whole new generation, which is insane. I don’t think we could have done it with anybody else, to be honest.”