Corey Taylor, frontman of Slipknot and Stone Sour, was returning home from a long European tour last week, only to discover that his home was robbed of over $35,000 in equipment. That's got to be a shitty welcome back.
The worst part is Taylor thinks he knows who did it, a supposed "friend." The Des Moines Register reports that Taylor filed a police report after getting warnings from friends about the suspect in question stealing from their home and storage units:
A friend told Taylor’s wife that she believed the suspect had been stealing musical equipment from the couple’s West Des Moines home and storage units, according to the report. Another friend became suspicious when he heard the suspect asking to buy equipment back from a local guitar store, the report said.
A third friend was able to identify some of Taylor’s equipment at the guitar store, the report stated. The store’s manager is storing some of the stolen items and working to track down other equipment that was already sold.
The newspaper report states that two of the instruments stolen originally belonged to Paul Gray, but Taylor tweeted a correction saying that they were not Paul's personal basses but rather part of his Ibanez signature series. Some of Taylor's items were recovered, but no charges have been pressed at this time.
Update: As of 7/12/13, Corey Taylor announced he reclaimed 98% of his property.