OUR WINTER COVER STAR IS ONE OF ROCK
AND METAL’S SHINING STARS.
e’s a man who fronts not one, but
two of the biggest bands from those
genres and has sold over 40 million
He’s a singer, songwriter, lyricist, comic book
author, actor, and the owner of the second-
widest range of any vocalist currently doing the
rounds, with his five-and-a-half octaves only
beaten by Mike Patton’s six.
Who is this man? Ladies and gentlemen, we
give you Corey Taylor, the head honcho of both
Slipknot and Stone Sour.
Taylor has been in the music industry since
1992, when he formed Stone Sour. However,
it wasn’t until he joined Slipknot in 1997 that
his career truly began its journey into the
stratosphere. With Slipknot, Taylor has released
six albums, scoring two US Billboard No 1s and
one UK Album Chart No 1.
As the leader of Stone Stone, he has been a
fixture in both charts, with this year’s brilliant
Hydrograd making it into the top five of each.
We caught up with Corey in the midst of
Stone Sour’s biggest ever European tour and it
is they who are the focus of our discussion. We
picked his brains about songwriting, his legacy,
the state of rock music, and Trump.
What did we discover? Not only is he a legend
of his field, he’s also a thoroughly nice fellow.
For the rest, you’ll have to read on...
INTERVIEW: COREY TAYLOR