Slipknot’s Corey Taylor wants to record a “dark jazz album” in the future

Taylor says he'd love to record alternative jazz versions of some of his tracks

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor has revealed that he has been thinking about making a “dark jazz album” in the future.

Speaking to RadioVegas.Rocks’ Chaotic Radio, Taylor made the comments in response a question about his interest in experimenting with different musical genres.

When asked if he would ever cover country music, Taylor said: “Even coming from Iowa, fuck no! Absolutely not.”


He added: “It’s not to say that I couldn’t write stuff like that. My interest would be more singer/songwriter vibe, like Squeeze or something like that.”

Later, Taylor elaborated on his thoughts about making a jazz album: “I’ve actually been thinking about…putting together a quartet or a quintet and doing a jazz album, like a dark jazz album and recording it in a room.

“It won’t sell shit. It would really just be for my own personal collection. I love jazz. A lot of people don’t realise that. I listen to a lot of forties and fifties jazz.”

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor

Taylor went on to talk more about the jazz artists he listens to as well as ideas he has about jazz covers of his own songs.


He added: “There’s this haunting stuff that Billie Holiday would do, the older stuff that Charlie Parker would do when he was really fucked up – that would be the stuff that I would be closer to.

“I’ve got jazzy versions of some of my own songs that I would love to try. Probably something like ‘Prosthetics’ I think would be really cool. And then ‘Bother’. I’ve got a really cool jazzy version of ‘Bother’ that could be really cool.”

Speaking about Slipknot’s upcoming new album last year, Taylor revealed that it will be “Iowa levels of heavy.”

Recently, the band were also announced as headliner’s at this year’s Download Festival alongside Tool and Def Leppard. Joining them will be Smashing Pumpkins (in support of their acclaimed new album ‘Shiny And Oh So Bright Vol 1‘) and Slayer who will be playing their last ever UK gig.