If you ask me, Corey Taylor just does not want to make a new Slipknot album. For him, it just want be the same without Paul Gray. I get that that’s how he feels. Why am I the only one? Everyone asks this dude when the next Slipknot record will be out, as if he hasn’t answered this question a million times already.
He tells Artisan News that “it’s more about trying to figure out what it means to me in this day and age. I mean, I know what the original music means to me; it’s something that I will always be proud of. I’m trying to figure out what the next steps are. And without Paul, and the way that the turmoil in the band is right now, it’s gonna take some time.”
I wonder what he means by “the turmoil in the band.” I mean, how could there be turmoil? I thought Gray’s death brought them all closer. At least that’s what other dudes have been saying.
Over under on how many more interviews Corey does before just breaking down and screaming, “Fuck it — there is no more Slipknot. I’m out?”
“The tour went really well that we just did, so that’s a step in the right direction. But there’s still a lot of things that we’ve gotta work on before we can run back in and be like, ‘OK, let’s do another album,’” says Taylor. “It’s like, let’s slow down a little bit. It’s here if we want it. But if we make the wrong choices for the wrong reasons, then it could all [snaps fingers] go like that, and I don’t wanna be a part of that.”
No, Corey. Just bow out before Stone Sour’s rise is compromised in any way.