Slipknot is arguably bigger than they’ve ever been in recent years, though its members aren’t getting any younger. So of course the overall conversation has (in part) started to turn to when Slipknot might be ready to hang it up.
In an interview with SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation Virtual Invasion, vocalist Corey Taylor said he’s just as into extreme music as he’s ever been and doesn’t really know when Slipknot will end. Though he later adds that when he feels he’s doing Slipknot for reasons outside the love of the music, that it might be time to consider calling it a day.
“That’s a good question. The honest answer is I don’t know,” said Taylor “And honestly, it’s because I really try to keep myself healthy, I try to keep myself clean. I’m still as into extreme music as I’ve always been. That’s just a side of me that I’ve always been into. It’s never hard enough; it’s never crazy enough. And sometimes the band has to calm me down when it comes to the stuff that I write.
“I don’t know, man. I’ve always said that the second that I’m doing this for reasons other than my absolute passion for doing it, as soon as that changes, that’s when I’ll know. And that’s honestly why I’ve always followed my passions and followed my interests, and I’ve never allowed myself to do anything for money, for a cheap pop, cheap fame — I’ve never done any of that. I’m not gonna say I’m proud of it, because that’s just who I am.
“But needless to say, if I get to the age where that choice makes more and more sense, I think there’s a part of me that will absolutely rein myself in and be, like, ‘No. No. This isn’t who you are. This isn’t what you wanna do. You need to walk,'” he added. “And I think at that point, I’ll have accomplished enough that I’ll be okay with it. It won’t mean that I’ll stop making music. It just means I’ll stop making a certain type of music. For me, I think I’ll have the honesty to know and hopefully the courage to do it, because sometimes it’s scary.”
It’s worth noting that Taylor’s other band Stone Sour is on indefinite hiatus while he focuses more on his solo career. Taylor recently released first two new solo singles, one of which features Tech N9ne and Kid Bookie. You can stream both of ’em here.
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August 15, 2020