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SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor Says He Will Dump Water All Over Anybody Playing With Their Phone At A Show

Slipknot's Corey Taylor isn't the first person to ask his fans to put their phones away but he sure has an interesting way to go about it.


Taylor was interviewed by WRIF recently and asked about his opinions of social networks. He's not too fond of Facebook but doesn't mind him some Twitter:

"I enjoy Twitter, because there's no pressure like Facebook. I don't even run my own Facebook — somebody else does, and mainly just to kind of retype what I put up on Twitter, to be honest. But I have a lot of fun with Twitter, because you've got a maximum of 140 characters, and I can kind of get in and get out, and everybody just kind of retweets now anyway; hardly anybody puts anything out there. So it's easy; I don't have to sit on it all day, like most of these zombies do."

Eventually, that morphed into a question about people using their cellphones at a Slipknot gig and how Taylor feels about that, and he's not exactly happy:

"I see it every once in a while. People don't do it so much at our shows, and if they do, they do it from quite a ways back, because I empty whole water bottles into people as soon as I see them staring at their phone or tweeting or whatever."

He continued: "There was this one poor girl, and god bless her, she was a fan, but at the same time, she wasn't being very covert about it. So I emptied four bottles into her, and oh my God, it had to have broken her phone. And then she was just bummed for the rest of the night, and I just kept shrugging at her, going, 'Hey, it's a live show. Pay attention, or don't be here.'

"So, yeah, I don't see it as much anymore, because I think I've made the statement that I will ruin your phone if you do that in front of my show."

A follow-up was asked about fans taping Slipknot with their phones:

"You're gonna come down there and film it, but you're not gonna enjoy it?" he said. "I mean, get outta here! Are you serious?"

He added: "People need to unplug and realize that they're missing their lives, dude. It's sad. And that may be me just being an old jerk, but I don't care. I don't care. Truth is truth; it doesn't matter what age you're at."

Ultimately, I have to agree with the last part. You paid all that money for a ticket and you're just going to spend it taping a low quality video that you will probably never watch again? Just enjoy the show and maybe take a few photos. But, I cannot condone Taylor ruining people's phones with water. That's just cruel. Sure, it seems hilarious to a dude who can easily replace their phone without it impacting their financials, but I just feel bad for that girl who, for all we know, could've been tweeting about how excited she was to be front row at a Slipknot gig.

How do you feel about Corey's comments?

5 Comments
Posted on 21 Nov 2014 by ash
by Mofo @ 17 Oct 2019 12:48 am
Imma use my tablet then to record the shits! Fuck you Corey, I 100% disagree.

For god sake I record the show just for the sake of any fan missing the show so they could watch it on my youtube channel.
by Chody Fucking Deeds @ 17 Oct 2019 12:48 am
Point iterated get you still ask why......... Slipknot is music not moments in life to be shared. Fuck having proof to show to boyfriends and girlfriends. The proof is in your heart.... The proof is in your soul and if you can't feel it, you (YOU) weren't there.
by ZERO 1 @ 17 Oct 2019 12:48 am
I saw Slipknot in El Paso in 2009-10? And Corey and co were awesome--I wouldn't have touched my phone unless it was between a hot girl's legs. Music is live and meant to be lived, man
by hank wenrer-johnston @ 17 Oct 2019 12:48 am
im 16, i dont have a phone, and i dont want one, all i need is a mp3, i totally agree with corey, unplug and see what is in your life, my cousin, 24/7 facebook, texting, twitter, all that shit im here practicing guitar and enjoying life not being run by the media. and if i were doing a gig and somone is even paying attention fuck it ill just take the phone and smash it the just reimburstthem you know be a jerk and then buy them a phone. but anyways, everyone in my generation is all on their phones and not worrying what is going on in this world today you have isis, you have all this shit going on. its sad that i live in a generation that media, style, and stupid shit is "cool" me, i just put on my clothes, get my music, and carry on. All i care about is slipknot, metallica, ac/dc, flyleaf, guitar, and living life.
by Nathan Hampton @ 17 Oct 2019 12:48 am
Just take a few photos or whatever, honestly you're not going to watch it more than once. Just enjoy the show, as for ruining her phone, whatever. I would love to have Corey ruin my phone
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