Slipknot’s Corey Taylor on pop music: ‘You might as well be listening to a fucking piece of wood’

Metal singer compares listening to the genre to 'being stung by 1,000 bees all at once'

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has shared his views on the state of modern music, comparing pop to “listening to a piece of wood”.

Speaking to Loudwire, Taylor has described his problems with the “canned and processed” music in the chart.

“I feel like I’m being stung by 1,000 bees all at once. It’s so Auto-Tuned, it’s so beat-corrected, it’s so canned and processed and lifeless… I mean, you might as well be listening to a fucking piece of wood at that point,” Taylor said.

“It bothers me, because I put so much into everything I do, I put so much into my music – I bleed for it and die for it every god damn night, you know?”

“To watch these people basically let a computer go through the motions and do all the work for them, it’s insulting to everyone out there who has more talent and less attention.”

Watch the full interview below.

The metal singer’s band were recently forced to finish a show one member down after bassist Alessandro Venturella was taken away in an ambulance during their gig on Sunday night (August 2) in Hartford, Connecticut.

Slipknot recently explained their bassist’s ill health in a statement released online. “After a medical emergency during last night’s show, we are relieved to let everyone know that our bass player, Alex ‘V-Man’ Venturella, is well on the road to recovery,” they wrote on Facebook.

“Alex collapsed mid-set after feeling unwell and as a precautionary measure was taken to hospital where he was found to be suffering from severe dehydration. After recuperating overnight, he has now been discharged from hospital and is on his way back to his Slipknot family.”

Band added: “All being well, Alex will be back onstage with us tomorrow in Mansfield, MA. We thank everyone who reached out with messages and well wishes for Alex and we look forward to be being back at full tilt for the rest of the Summer’s Last Stand tour.”

Slipknot continued to finish their show on Sunday despite the emergency, with Corey Taylor telling the crowd during the show: “I’m going to let you know what’s going on right now. I’m sorry to say that something happened with our bass player Alex. We’re not sure what happened. He’s been put into an ambulance and he’s going to the hospital right now as we speak.”