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Corey Taylor: “I’m Stoked For People Like Ed Sheeran…”

Rob Sayce
Rob Sayce 6 September 2017 at 16.03

"...that kid worked his ass off, so why shouldn’t he get the recognition?"

Corey Taylor has spoken about the future of music and metal being absorbed into mainstream culture - among a lot of other things - in a new interview.

"You’re seeing grandmas in Slipknot shirts," he told The Guardian.

"It’s really weird. It makes it easier for me to blend in, which I am completely happy to do; you get tired of the stares after a while."

"Oh, but Justin Bieber’s line in pseudo-metal T-shirts? He can kiss my ass."

Check out a song from Slipknot's new movie, Day Of The Gusano, right here. The film premieres worldwide tonight, and will be available on DVD this October.

Corey also spoke about the current state of the music industry.

"I’m in a unique situation because I’m in the old system, but I’m actually able to make a pretty decent living with the new system. I find it hard to bite the hand that feeds me."

"But at the same time I see all these other bands who can’t get a break. I don’t know what the answer is to be honest."

"I’m stoked for people like Ed Sheeran – that kid worked his ass off, so why shouldn’t he get the recognition?"

"But at the same time when his songs dominated [the charts] because of streaming, where is the fairness? What about the other artists who worked their asses off, but maybe didn’t have a million streams?"

For Corey's take on Donald Trump ("He hasn’t fulfilled one promise,"), Kid Rock running for Senate ("I’m about as qualified as he is, ie not at all,"), the state of modern hip-hop (" doesn’t say anything except 'I want to get fucked and drink champagne'. It’s pathetic...") and loads more, head here.

His new book America 51 is out now, and you can grab it here.

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