Corey Taylor has revealed that he and his bandmate, SLIPKNOT guitarist Jim Root, are starting a new project together
With SLIPKNOT set to release their much-anticipated seventh studio album, “The End, So Far“, on September 30, Corey Taylor sat down with Metal Hammer to discuss the release as well as his plans to collaborate on a new project with the band’s guitarist Jim Root.
This new collaboration wouldn’t be the first time the duo have worked together outside of SLIPKNOT as Root was fired from Taylor’s other band STONE SOUR back in 2014, yet it seems all differences have been put aside with the two planning on collaborating again.
“He and I are very different people,” Corey tells Metal Hammer, “and we were both going through our own shit in life. We reconnected, and we’re actually talking about doing some stuff on the side, outside of Slipknot and Stone Sour.
“It’s cool to find your friend again,” he continues, “and realize that you can find your way back to people that you care about. Honestly, I can’t sit here and say that I wasn’t responsible for some of the bad feelings. That can only come with self-reflection, and the fact that the things that were going on in my life rippled and affected other people. Once you own up to that, you can start to mend bridges by showing people that you are truly sorry.”
Taylor also revealed in the interview that SLIPKNOT‘s latest single “Yen” is in fact a love song to his wife, Alicia Dove.
“Yen is actually slang for yearning,” he explains. “It’s old school, but I liked the application, because the song is about that yearning you have for the person you’re actually with, which is a very distinct and different yearning from the yearning for the people that you don’t have. To me, that’s why this song is worth singing about; it’s about my wife, and she brings things out in me that I never knew existed.”
SLIPKNOT‘s seventh studio album, “The End, So Far”, will be released on September 30 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2019’s “We Are Not Your Kind“, will be the band’s final record with Roadrunner.