Producers of 'Rock Of Love' wanted Corey Taylor to replace Poison's Bret Michaels
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has revealed that he was once approached to star in US reality show Rock Of Love.
Taylor 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.
Earlier this month Taylor, who fronts the masked metal band, revealed during an appearance on Seattle radio station KISW 99.9 FM that he was asked to replace Michaels when the Posion singer rejected the chance to make a fourth series of the show.
“I got called about being on ‘Rock Of Love’,” he said. “I think Bret had passed on it, on one of the seasons. And I was, like, ‘Don’t ever call me again.'”
Taylor continued telling the story of time he nearly became a reality TV star. “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. And I was just, like, there’s some idiots in this business. I’m just letting you know. I don’t know if you got that memo. There’s some stupid people [who] were given the keys to the kingdom.”
Taylor added: “”I was talking to my manager. I was, like, ‘Where the hell…? What conversation were they having where they went from one end to me? How the hell did you get to me and thought that I would be down with that?’ At first I was pissed, and then I just started laughing my… I was just, like, ‘You’ve gotta be kidding! Really?!'”
“I’m not gonna be that guy that kind of cashes in my name for a quick paycheck. I would rather do what works for me, and hopefully have people come with me on that journey, than worry about anything like that. Because as long as you stick to your guns and do what works for you, you’re gonna keep the lights on, you’re gonna be able to pay your rent. And that’s all that matters to me, really.”
Slipknot will return to the UK to headline Download Festival at Donington Park, 12-14 June. The band released their latest album ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ in October 2014.