Corey Taylor on why people hate Slipknot: “We reinvent everything”

The frontman opens up about why Slipknot "infuriate" people

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has opened up about why he thinks certain people hate the band.

Taylor recently threw another fan out of one of the band’s gigs, following a similar incident last month. The band were playing at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California, when the frontman began ordering security to remove a fan from the crowd.

Speaking to Alternative Press, Taylor said that the band seems to inspire hatred in some people because “people thought we were just gonna be in and out.”


He added that people assumed that Slipknot “would turn into just a gimmick band that really just rested on its visuals,” he said it was clear “people forgot just how talented we fucking were.”

“Every album we put out is a reminder of that and it really pisses people off,” he continued. “Just when they think they have us flushed down the toilet, we come back and we reinvent everything. It really infuriates people.”

Taylor went on to describe ecent album ‘Iowa’ as a symbol of the band’s ability to overturn expectations and prove the haters wrong. “The first album really set the precedent, but ‘Iowa’ really showed people that no matter what, you’re not going to be able to figure out what we’re going to do next. I’m really proud of that, man,” he said.