Slipknot’s Corey Taylor says he ‘might step away’ from band

Frontman raises doubts over group's long-term future

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has raised doubts over the long-term future of his band, stating in a new interview that he might “step away” from the group.

Taylor recently spoke to BBC Radio 1 DJ Daniel P Carter for the Someone Who Isn’t Me podcast. Asked whether he will ever grow “tired of touring”, Taylor replied: “You know, honestly, if you’d asked me a year ago, I would have said no. But I’m just kind of starting to”.

The singer continued: “I’m 44 [years old]; I’m not young anymore. And as willing as my will is, I’m just beat up, man. I mean, I might as well be 60 in Slipknot years, for Christ’s sake.”

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“I don’t know if I would retire,” Taylor added. “I might step away from Slipknot at some point, just because the way the music is, and that sense of energy, I don’t know if I could be able to do that into my fifties. And I would never want the band to feel like I was holding them back, because I just couldn’t physically do it. So that means I wouldn’t completely quit music; I would probably just step away from Slipknot.”

Listen to the full interview with Taylor here.

For the time being, Slipknot will tour with Marilyn Manson this summer in North America. The two acts will team up for a co-headline stint later this year, with Of Mice & Men announced as supports.