Slipknot’s Corey Taylor clarifies comments about future of the band

Singer previously said he 'might step away' from the metal outfit

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has elaborated on comments he previously made about the long-term future of his band, having recently stated in an interview that he might “step away” from the group at some point in the future.

Taylor recently spoke to BBC Radio 1 DJ Daniel P Carter for the Someone Who Isn’t Me podcast when he made said remarks.

Now, responding via his official Facebook page, Taylor wrote: “I’m not quitting Slipknot. Listen to/read interviews in context not out. I talk about time off. This is why I dislike ‘cut n paste’ journos.”


In the original interview, Taylor had been asked whether he will ever grow “tired of touring”, to which he replied 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.

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.


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