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COREY TAYLOR Wants to Write a Musical About His 20's

It would be written all on piano.


Corey Taylor is already plenty busy with Slipknot and his solo career (and Stone Sour eventually). So why not add something else to his plate?

In an interview with Talkulture, Taylor revealed he'd love to write a full-on musical about his friends and his life during his 20s. Taylor said the musical would be based around how he and his friends found each other, and how they ended up saving one another.

"[It would be] like a real musical; not 'Spamalot' or anything like that. 'Cause I've kind of gotten in the habit of doing concept albums, obviously, so I know how to tie a story together. And I've been toying with the idea of writing a musical based around the people who I spent a large amount of my 20s with in Des Moines — like my crew, and how we all found each other, how the misfits came together and found each other, and we kind of saved each other.

"We all came from these crazy balls of emotional abuse and neglect and dealing with problems, but we didn't know what the names of the problems were. The only thing that saved us was the fact that getting together made us feel like we weren't alone. And it made us feel that if we had each other as support and as friends and as somebody to talk to, maybe we could work our way through it. And in that time, I was exposed to everything — so much new music, so much different music, so much new literature, movies. It was the catalyst for everything that I am now."

Taylor fully admits he's not sure the musical will ever get done, but he's certainly feeling more passionate about it now than ever before.

"So it's an idea that I've been kind of tinkering with. Because I'm a scatterbrain, I don't know if I'll ever get it done. But it's definitely something that I feel definitely more passionate about now than I did about 10 years ago when I thought of it. And I'm actually getting more confident now in definitely my piano playing, which is what I would write it on. It would just be something like another passion project, just to see what would happen."

Speaking of keeping Taylor busy, Slipknot is considering putting out a new album this year.

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