Corey Taylor: Stop whining and put your god damn mask on

Slipknot's Corey Taylor
Slipknot's Corey Taylor (Image credit: Steve Jennings/WireImage - Getty)

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has sent a message to people who refuse to wear a mask when shopping amid the coronavirus pandemic – and he didn’t pull any punches.

Taylor was a guest on Triple M Rock Interviews when he was asked if, as one of the world’s most famous mask-wearers, he had a message to those who are not following the rules in Victoria, Australia. The state recently declared a state of disaster after a surge of new infections.

Taylor replied: “Yeah, stop whining and put your god damn mask on. This isn’t an isolated incident. My country’s loaded with these dumbasses that think it is some sort of political standpoint or some sort of partisan garbage. 

“And I’m just like, ‘Are you serious?’ Just because you haven’t had anyone in your life affected by it doesn’t mean that it’s not a real thing.”

He added: “I once had to wear a full head mask for eight hours while doing Slipknot press. Eight hours straight – didn’t take it off, but these people are going to bitch and moan about wearing it for 10 minutes at the market? Get over yourselves.”

Taylor is preparing to release his debut solo album CMFT on October 2 through Roadrunner Records. Announcing the record, Taylor released two new singles Black Eyes Blue and CMFT Must Be Stopped which features rappers Tech N9ne and Kid Bookie.

And earlier this week in an interview with Kaaos TV, the vocalist revealed he had enough material for “three or four” more solo albums

He also hinted that once Slipknot’s rescheduled touring cycle wraps up in 2021, he could record his second solo album and then “tour two albums instead of just one.”

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.