Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor made his debut on BBC’s QI last night (Friday, November 4). Watch a clip from his appearance below.
Taylor is a well-known fan of the panel show and has appeared twice on spin-off podcast No Such Thing As A Fish. He appeared in yesterday evening’s episode ‘Nosey Noisy’ alongside the show’s new host Sandi Toksvig, Alan Davies, Aisling Bea and Ross Noble.
Taylor recently opened up about his battle with alcoholism after appearing as a guest on the first episode of Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian’s new radio show Never Meet Your Heroes.
During the show, Taylor discussed how growing up in Iowa influenced his pursuit of making music and his extensive career in Slipknot before discussing his battles with alcoholism.
He spoke of how Slipknot’s success fuelled an ego that led him down a destructive path. “There was a huge war going on in my head, and that kind of fed the booze,” he said. “That fed a lot of my issues with drinking and shit because I had given up drugs when I was a teenager so that wasn’t an issue for me, but the booze was really the anchor that I [still had].”
He continued, “I had bullshitted myself into thinking that I couldn’t go on stage without it like, ‘It’s good luck.’ Such addict bullshit.”