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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: “If Rock’s Dead Then This Corpse Is Walking Around Smacking People”

Posted on: 25 Oct 2014

Corey Taylor caught up with Revolver where the topic expectedly turned to the bands as-yet unannounced new bassist and drummer—reportedly Alessandro “Vman” Venturella and Jay Weinberg respectively. On the ‘leak’ of Venturella‘s identity, Taylor stated:

“It wasn’t something we’d even thought of and it didn’t even occur to us until it hit. I was like, “Aw, man. C’mon.” But the funny thing is, I was doing a radio interview and I was laughing about it. And then the story got picked up by all these media outlets that implied I was incensed, angry, and outraged. No, not really. If you listen to the interview, I’m laughing my ass off. It just goes to show you, in this TMZ world, people are gonna pick up something just so they can make a story out of it. It would be nothing for me to make an argument out of it, but at that point it was like, “Man, who gives a shit?””

On keeping their identities a secret:

“To me, it’s more about the collective. It’s more about the group than it is those individuals. And people don’t know for sure all the details, which is part of the fun of it, too–keeping people on the edge of their seats.”

Meanwhile, on the topic of rock allegedly being dead, as stated by Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons:

“”Skeptic” beat Taylor Swift on the songs charts on iTunes. That’s a pretty big fuck you to the pop world. So if rock’s dead than this corpse is walking around smacking people.”


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