Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has admitted his intentions to record a solo album away from the band.
Taylor, who joined Slipknot in 1997 to replace their original vocalist, has subsequently released six studio albums with the band and become synonymous with their sound and lyrical style.
Now, riding a wave of success having seen Slipknot’s most recent album We Are Not Your Kind hit the top spot of the charts, Taylor has admitted that he is planning to record solo material within the next two years. “I’m actually giving serious thought to doing a solo album and a solo run,” Taylor said in an interview on SiriusXM.
“Obviously, it’s not gonna happen for a while. And I’m actually giving you the exclusive, ’cause I haven’t told anybody that I was gonna do that… Honestly, it’s something that I didn’t even consider for a long time until people just kept beating me up about it, asking me when I was gonna do it.”
Taylor, who caused a ripple of speculation when he recently admitted that Slipknot would be able to continue without him as lead vocalist, has previously toured a solo string of dates where he performed covers and acoustic versions of Slipknot’s material.
“The more they kept asking, the more I just kept thinking about it, the more I was just, like, ‘You know what? If I don’t do it now, I’m never gonna do it.’ So, yeah, probably 2021. I’m actually putting a band together,” he added.
“I’ve already told the guys in Stone Sour and Slipknot that I’m doing it, just out of respect. And, yeah, I’m gonna start working on a solo album. That’s all I’ll give you for now. But, yeah, that’s the plan as of right now.”