Corey Taylor Says He Has “Maybe Five Years” Left Of Touring With Slipknot

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has said he only has about five years left of touring left in him due to the “exhausting” demands of life on the road.

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The lead vocalist of the heavy metal stalwarts and designated #8 made the comments when speaking to German outlet Rock Antenne – and even said he’d help the band find his own replacement.

Discussing his future plans with Slipknot, Taylor said: 

“As long as I can physically do it, and as long as there are people there to see it, man, I’ll continue to do it.

“Now, if the quality starts to fail, then I’ll know it’s time to hand it in. And I’ve already thought about it – I’ve already thought about, maybe I’ve got another five years left of physically touring like this. I try to take care of myself. I work out when I can.”

Speaking further about life on the road, the 50-year-old added: 

“The travel out here [in Europe] is exhausting; the food is horrible; so it makes it hard to do that. But as long as I can keep at it, that’s at least what I wanna do. So, yeah, it is what it is.” 

“This band has always been bigger than the sum of its own parts. And it was hard moving on without Paul [Gray] It was hard moving on when we had to part ways with Joe [Joey Jordison].”

In the same discussion, Taylor also talked about the future of his other band Stone Sour, who have been on hiatus since 2020.

The vocalist revealed some of the uncertainties around the band’s future, saying:

“It’s not that I don’t miss some of the guys in Stone Sour – I still talk to them. But at this stage, I refuse to compromise my vision and my art because of certain people’s hindrances. And that’s all I’ll say.”

As well as his commitments to Slipknot, Taylor also has another upcoming solo project in the works, with sophomore solo album ‘CMF2’ set for release on September 15.

The album’s lead single ‘Beyond’ arrived in May.

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