Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: ‘I will retire if the orginal Guns N’ Roses line-up reform’

Singer says he will also go to every single gig if the band get back together

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has insisted he will “retire from touring” if the original line-up of Guns N’ Roses reform.

The singer also claims that if the band do get back together, he will go to every gig.

Speaking to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Taylor said: “I will believe it when I buy the ticket, let’s put it that way. I mean, because nobody gets more excited about the thought of the [debut album] ‘Appetite For Destruction’ lineup coming back together… That would be … I mean, there you go. I mean, dude, I would retire from touring, because I wouldn’t want to go up against that. You know what I’m saying?

“And then I would follow them like I was a Deadhead. Like I would just go to every show. But that’s only if it’s the ‘Appetite’ lineup — or even if it’s those guys with [drummer Matt] Sorum [instead of Steven Adler]… Because I know that Steven has some physical issues, but he can still play, man. I’ve seen him play. He can jam, dude. That dude knows how to pound.”


He continued: “[‘Appetite For Destruction’ is] top to bottom … yeah, it’s one of those albums that you cannot listen to and not go, ‘Holy shit!’ Like you put it on, and you feel it, even if you’re not into the music, you feel it. There’s something so dirty and so raw and so amazing about that album. And the songs are amazing. You know, people like to talk about the production or the attitude … those fucking songs are ridiculous. It was the one album that all my metal friends, all my skater friends, all my punk friends, all my hard rock friends could agree on.”

His comments come after guitarist Slash recently revealed that he had buried the hatchet with the band’s lead singer, Axl Rose, after nearly 20 years.

Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst also recently stated at this year’s Reading Festival that he helped get the band to make up.

No official announcement has been made over whether the original line-up will reform. Rose is the only original member of the band in the current line-up.