Corey Taylor describes how Slipknot and Marilyn Manson would compete to freak each other out

Two acts toured together in 2001

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has revealed that his band had a competition with Marilyn Manson to freak the other act out.

The two acts toured together as part of Ozzfest in 2001, with Taylor now describing how he once drank his own vomit to gross out Manson.

“I was pretty lit, pretty much for that whole tour,” Taylor told Rolling Stone. “I do remember throwing up in a cup and drinking it in front of Manson and he kind of freaked out. He didn’t really know how to take it.”

“And then he ran into our dressing room in tighty-whitey underwear and kind of danced for us and kind of ran back out, and we were like, ‘What the fuck just happened?'”


“We don’t really try to fuck with each other, and when we do, it gets really weird,” Taylor added.

“At the same time, there’s a positive competition there that we both respond to. When we play with him, we watch him tear it down every night, and that just makes us want to tear it down every night, too.”

“So there’s a mutual respect that goes along with that positive competition that will make for great shows no matter where we are. To me, that’s the best respect that you can show a fellow artist, especially someone you really enjoy what they do.”

Slipknot will tour with Marilyn Manson this summer. The band recently had to reschedule shows after Taylor underwent spinal surgery after breaking his neck without realising it.