Corey Taylor: ‘If I just couldn’t do it anymore, Slipknot can continue without me’
Corey Taylor, the iconic frontman of heavy metal band Slipknot, has hinted that the physical demands of performing live with the group are taking its toll.
As the band head out on another major headline tour, Taylor has been drawn into the topic of the major future of Slipknot. The energetic live performances of the group have become infamous over the past 24 years of touring but Taylor, who has fronted the band since joining as their sixth member, believes he is replaceable if the demands would become too taxing.
“I mean, it’s crossed my mind as the years have gone on,” Taylor said after being asked by Metal Hammer how long he can continue the high energy live performances with the band. “It’s gotten harder to do this. You think about when the end is. No one thought we’d be doing it 20 years later.”
He added: “If I just couldn’t do it anymore, I’d just stop, but that doesn’t mean that the band would stop. If I can’t do it then someone might be able to take my place.
“I’ve thought about it before: If the right person came around and the guys were into it then I’ll just head off. We can’t shortchange anyone.”