Corey Taylor: ‘It doesn’t make sense to continue Slipknot without Paul Gray’

Frontman speaks about the late bassist

Slipknot‘s Corey Taylor has said that it “doesn’t make sense” for the band to continue following the death of bassist Paul Gray last June.

The frontman had said that the masked metal outfit were undecided about their future, but has now told US radio station FMQB that he is finding it hard to envisage them carrying on without founding member Gray.

“I’m very conflicted about whether or not I want to do anything with Slipknot, because to me, Paul was such an integral part of the band,” he said.

He added: “I don’t want to make any statements that [will make me] look like a fool in retrospect, but to me, right now, it just doesn’t make sense [to carry on with the band]. Until it does, that’s the way it stays for me.”

Gray’s death was ruled to be the result of a drug overdose.