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SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor Reveals Oldest Song On His Solo Album Was Written In High School

Posted by on June 4, 2020 at 9:37 am

Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor wrapped up recording his debut solo album this May. Taylor revealed his backing band for the album is bassist Jason Christopher (Prong, ex-Ministry), drummer Dustin Schoenhofer (Walls of Jericho), and guitarists Zach Throne and Christian Martucci (Stone Sour) at the time adding "we recorded 25 songs in about two and a half weeks."

So what's the material like? According to Taylor in an interview with SiriusXM's Trunk Nation, it's a lot of different stuff. he also reveals the oldest song on the record is one he's been working on since high school.

"I'm always writing. And it's kind of all over the page sometimes. Sometimes it's a risky move with both bands that I'm willing to take, and then there's some times where it's just, like, 'You know what? I don't even know where this fits. This has got like a Sweet/Slade vibe that doesn't really fit with either band.' I tried giving them to other bands, and some bands, it just didn't fit their vibe, and other bands, they're a little more just not into outside material. So I just have a surplus of songs, and it was just, like, 'All right, I guess I'm just gonna use it.'

"A lot of this stuff is as new as I've written it in the last year or so, and some of the stuff is as old as… I mean, the first song on the album is a song that I've been working on since I was in high school. It's a long, long, long time coming, and really maybe it was one of those things where it took years of working and honing my craft to have, I guess, the confidence to be able to complete that song. So, yeah, this is a long, long time of waiting and piecing it together, and it feel awesome."

No word on when the album will be released.

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