Slipknot’s Corey Taylor says he ‘loves music but hates business’

The frontman has explained the meaning behind his band's song 'Killpop'

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has discussed his love/hate relationship with the music industry in a new interview.

Speaking to Miami radio station WGRD recently, the singer explained the meaning behind his band’s song ‘Killpop’, which features on 2014 album ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’.

He said: “The song is my reflection on my relationship with music – that’s who the ‘she’ [in the lyrics] is. Not just music, but the music industry.”

Taylor added: “There’s the old adage ‘be careful what you wish for.’ Be careful doing what you love, because sometimes it will turn on you. Any time you mix something that you love and business, you’re going to find the rusty cracks in there that piss you off.”

He added: “The song is about how much I still love making music – but also how much I hate the business side, the numbers side, the people in suits who try to run stuff, having to deal with them and having to learn how to talk to them.”

Slipknot will return to the UK to headline Download Festival at Donington Park from June 12-14.

Taylor recently revealed that he was once approached to star in US reality show Rock Of Love. Taylor claimed that he was asked to replace Poison frontman Bret Michaels on the show, which ran between 2007-2009 and saw a host of women compete to become Michaels’ girlfriend.

“Honestly, I was sitting there… I was, like, [trying to figure out] who in their right mind thought I was the perfect dude for ‘Rock of Love 12’ or whatever the hell it was,” he said. “And I was just, like, there’s some idiots in this business.”