Corey Taylor Responds To Rumors That He’s Leaving Slipknot

In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor said that he could see the band continuing without him at some point, which caused the stir among the fans who thought he could be leaving Slipknot soon.

Corey initially said:

“I mean, it’s crossed my mind as the years have gone on. It’s gotten harder to do this. You think about when the end is. No one thought we’d be doing it 20 years later.

“If I just couldn’t do it anymore, I’d just stop, but that doesn’t mean the band would stop. If I can’t do it then someone might be able to take my place. I’ve thought about it before – if the right person came around and the guys were into it then I’ll just head off. We can’t shortchange anyone.

“Everything we went through, the tragedy and the drama, and we kept the band’s spirit alive. We never watered anything down, we never tried to do anything that didn’t feel right. That’s the whole point of Slipknot: to do whatever you want but to do it at 100 mph.”

After a fan wrote, “Please don’t ever quit Slipknot. Some BS Loudwire article made it sound like you were leaving any day now,” Taylor responded by stating, “Trust me – I’m not leaving SK for a LOOOOOONG time.”

Slipknot is set their sixth studio album, “We Are Not Your Kind,” on August 9 via Roadrunner Records.

The album was once again recorded at a Los Angeles studio with producer Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed Slipknot‘s 2004 album “Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)” and helmed 2014’s “.5: The Gray Chapter”.

In March, Slipknot fired percussionist Chris Fehn after he filed a lawsuit against his band members over unpaid loyalties.

Fehn claims to have always been told that the money from merchandise and touring is funneled through one sole company that splits profits and pays the members of the band.

However, Fehn claims he recently discovered that his bandmates have set up several other SLIPKNOT-affiliated business entities in different states that appear to be collecting money from the band.

Even thought the bandrefused to reveal the identity of the new member, who is replacing Fehn, but some fans on Slipknot Reddit had speculated that Zach Hill is the new percussionist, and said they saw him at Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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