Corey Taylor: my solo album is finished

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Corey Taylor has finished recording his debut solo album.

The Slipknot and Stone Sour singer announced the news durng an appearance on Halestorm singer Lzzy Hale’s Raise Your Horns With Lzzy Hale podcast.

Taylor said that he “secretly” recorded the untitled album with members of his solo touring band, including guitarists Zach Throne and Christian Martucci, bassist Jason Christopher and drummer Dustin Schoenhofer.

Says Taylor: “All five of us did it. We went in and we recorded 25 songs in about two and a half weeks, and we did everything live. And it's dope – really, really cool.

"All the songs are things that I've written over the years but they didn't really fit with either band. So it's stuff that I've just kind of been sitting on. And I realized – I just kind of turned around and I was just, like, ‘Jeez, I've got all these songs.’ And I've been kind of talking about doing a solo album anyway, and I was just, like, ‘This is the perfect time to do it.’

‘And picking those guys was the perfect combo, cos we all just love the same kinds of music – the same kinds of rock, the same kinds of punk, the same kinds of metal, the same kinds of everything – and we all were able to incorporate those influences into everything.”

Taylor has previously said that the album would be released in 2021.

Slipknot recently cancelled their summer 2020 tour dates due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including their Knotfest Roadshow, Knotfest UK and Knotfest At Sea plans. 

Dave Everley

Dave Everley has been writing about and occasionally humming along to music since the early 90s. During that time, he has been Deputy Editor on Kerrang! and Classic Rock, Associate Editor on Q magazine and staff writer/tea boy on Raw, not necessarily in that order. He has written for Metal Hammer, Louder, Prog, the Observer, Select, Mojo, the Evening Standard and the totally legendary Ultrakill. He is still waiting for Billy Gibbons to send him a bottle of hot sauce he was promised several years ago.