Slipknot’s Corey Taylor to speak at Oxford University

Frontman says he is 'going to swear and sweat a lot'

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has said he has been asked to appear as a guest speaker at the Oxford University.

Speaking on Kansas radio station 98.9 The Rock, Taylor revealed he had been approached to speak but was surprised as he hadn’t done very well in school himself.

He said: “I’ve been asked to speak at Oxford University, which is very ironic seeing as I didn’t graduate from high school. They took a vote about who they would want to speak at their student union and I was the number one pick, apparently, so I was like ‘Yeah, okay, let’s do this.’ I’m probably going to swear and sweat a lot.”

Taylor did not say when he would be speaking but it is likely to be in July, when he is in the UK to promote his new autobiography Seven Deadly Sins – Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good. The book comes out on July 12.

As part of that tour the singer is hosting two gigs titled ‘An Evening With Corey Taylor’. He plays London‘s Relentless Garage on July 12 and Birmingham HMV Institute on July 13.