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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

Scott looks after Louder’s online buyer’s guides and also scouts out the best deals for music fans from every corner of the internet. He's spent more than 25 years in newspapers and magazines and in 2014 joined our news desk, where he wrote extensively about rock, metal, prog and more. Scott has previous written for the Daily Record, Sunday Mirror, The Herald and IGN.