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Taylor emphasises he’s not quitting Slipknot

Corey Taylor has moved to clarify comments he made regarding his future with Slipknot.

The vocalist told BBC Radio 1’s Daniel P Carter that he “might step away from Slipknot at some point, just because the way the music is, that energy, I don’t know if I could do that into my 50s.

“I would never want the band to feel like I was holding them back because I couldn’t physically do it. I wouldn’t completely quit music – I’d probably just step away from Slipknot.”

But after his comments were reported, he issued a statement on Twitter reassuring fans that he wasn’t going anywhere.

He says: “I’m not quitting Slipknot. Listen to and read interviews – in context not out. I talk about time off. This is why I dislike ‘cut n’ paste’ journos.”

Slipknot will head out on the road across the US in June with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men.

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Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Of Mice & Men 2016 US tour dates

Jun 19: Albuquerque Isleta Amphitheater, NM
Jun 25: Dallas Gexa Energy Pavillion, TX
Jun 26: Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, TX
Jul 08: Hartford Xfinity Theatre, CT
Jul 09: Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center, NJ
Jul 12: Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center, OH
Jul 13: Indianapolis Klipsch Music Center, IN
Jul 23: Syracuse Lakeview Amphitheater, NY
Jul 2: Bristow Jiffy Lube Live, VA
Jul 29: Detroit DTE Energy Music Theatre, MI
Jul 30: Pittsburgh First Niagara Pavilion, PA
Aug 04: St. Louis Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, MO