Corey Taylor doing a solo album wouldn't be all that far fetched. The man writes for both Slipknot and Stone Sour, and has even done some acoustic performances of songs on his own. So he's perfectly capable of achieving a solo career, but will he? Not right now, or so he says in an interview with Rocksverige (as transcribed by Metal Hammer).
"I've been getting questions about solo stuff forever. But it's a good problem to have. But, at the same time, I'm in two fantastic bands. Why would I ever?
"Unless I wanted to get super greedy, why would I try to split off and do something else. I'm very fulfilled by the music that I get to make with both bands. Is there a solo album in me? Yes. But it's not gonna be for a few more years."
We've got Slipknot and Stone Sour right now, so it's not like there's an absence of Corey Taylor's voice in our lives! Slipknot seems to be super on and off anyway, so I'm sure on one of the group's hiatuses he'll get around to it. As for people he'd like to collaborate with, Taylor namedropped a very familiar rapper:
"I would love to do something with Eminem. I would love to trade some stuff back and forth with him, because I love the way he writes and the way he flows and the attitude,, the emotion that's in it. And I'm very, very attracted to that. And I would love to do something where we kind of go back and forth.
"Will it ever happen? Probably not. But, you know, it's still a dream. I never thought I'd get to work with Dave Grohl, so you just never know."
Could you see a Corey/Eminem collab working out?