Envision Radio Networks' "Hangar 19" recently welcomed another heavy metal legend into the Hangar, SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR lead vocalist Corey Taylor. In his two-part interview with host Cutter, Taylorspoke about his recent robbery, how he handles his anger and his new book.
While in Europe on tour, Taylor had $36,000 worth of music gear stolen from him by a friend he left in charge while he was away. Taylor toldCutter that, although he and his wife have gotten about 98% of the stolen items back, he is still dealing with the situation. "There are a handful of things that are still missing," he said. "We are slowly but surely trying to get the stuff back. It sucks. You know, you think you trust somebody and then you turn around and they're sliding the knife out of your back."
Faced with a betrayal of this proportion, Taylor said he has learned to channel his anger and become a more positive person.
"15 years ago I was really much closer to the guy in SLIPKNOT than I am [to] the guy today, obviously," he explained. "I mean, I had a lot of anger issues, had a lot of deep-seated, like, crazy issues that, luckily, because of the things that I have been able to do with SLIPKNOT and some of the stuff I have been able to do with STONE SOUR and whatnot, I've been able to kind of let go of and channel into to more positive aspects of my life. Today I am a lot closer to just kind of being a family man."
STONE SOUR and SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor says that "98 percent" of the $36,000 worth of musical equipment that was stolen was his home has been recovered.
According to The Pulse Of Radio, a police report filed with the West Des Moines, Iowa police department on Sunday (July 7) stated that the heist was committed by an apparent "friend" of Taylor and his wife while the couple was out of town. The Taylors discovered the theft after returning home from a monthlong European tour. Among the equipment that was stolen were two bass guitars from late SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray's signature line from Ibanez.
Taylor and his wife told police that they believed the friend had stolen gear from their house and storage units.
For a long time, SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor seemed the most hesitant to get back into the studio and make a new album following the 2010 death of bassist Paul Gray. But with three years having passed since Gray's death, and with Taylor making three albums with STONE SOUR since then, the singer told The Pulse Of Radio that he thinks 2014 will finally be the year of the KNOT. "I know everybody is pretty keen on getting together and seeing what happens next year, so I mean, if it takes us a year to write an album, so be it," he said. "The main goal is to just get us in the room and just see what happens, you know. If we can get past that first day, I think it'll come together. Now that we're all kind of in better places in our lives and whatnot, it's making it a little easier to be excited about it again. It's just starting to feel like it's time."
SLIPKNOT has performed live over the past two years but has not recorded a new album since 2008's "All Hope Is Gone".