NewsWritten by Emmy Mack on June 10, 2015
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has greeted the news of Apple launching its new one-stop-shop streaming service with two middle fingers raised squarely in the direction of your iPhone.
After Apple unveiled its new Apple Music platform yesterday with some help from Trent Reznor and Drake, Taylor was approached by NME to comment on whether he might consider getting behind the venture, or another streaming service like Tidal or Spotify, if Slipknot were to be approached.
Needless to say, Taylor’s response was in line with his reputation as not-a-known-giver of fucks.
“Of course not, because they can’t use our music to sell anything,” he stated. “That’s fine with me, you know, I don’t give a shit, let the fucking Taylor Shits and One Erections sell their fucking sodas and edible panties, I don’t give a shit about any of that.
“The second that I’m writing music written specifically to sell somebody a fucking motorcycle boot, that’s it for me, I’m done, I’m fucking out. I thought the big thing was between Tidal and Spotify, I never even realised that there’s now a fucking third player on the fucking rack. It’s so hard to keep up with the way technology’s fucking going anymore. I’m surprised people haven’t just dropped their tools and been like fuck it, I’m out.”
Further examples of Taylor hucking truth grenades can be found in his latest memoir, You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At the Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left, the title of which pretty much speaks for itself.
As promo for the book, he recently embarked on another sweary rant to Kerrang!, dissing pop music and Fall Out Boy (via Crave Online).
And hey, if you like Corey Taylor’s opinions on things, you can also check out his definitive ranking of Slipknot’s albums, from worst to best, in the gallery below. Then, check out what happens when the elderly listen to Slipknot.
Gallery: Corey Taylor Ranks Slipknot’s Entire Discography
5. All Hope Is Gone (2008) - "It just feels like a collection of songs, and not an album"
4. Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses (2004) - "My problems with that album are my vocal performance, a lot of it. Because I was trying something different with my voice, and later I came to my senses and I was like, “Man I really don’t like what I’m doing with that,” as far as the heavy side goes. I was trying a different scream and it just didn’t work."
3. Iowa (2001) - "We recorded a lot of the album fucked up. But there’s something about the album that’s so visceral, and so dark, just insanely dark. You listen to that album and it doesn’t sound like anything else. The production is so thick, so in your face, and the aggression is so unchecked and fucking out there. You can see where we were trying to step out of where we had come from, and where we were going... We listened to it, and I was blown away by how heavy it was. Like holy shit. And honestly, I think that album would’ve had more impact if it wasn’t for 9/11, which a lot of people forget happened a week after Iowa came out.
2. .5: The Gray Chapter (2014) - "Even though the expectations were so high with our fans, the negative expectations were almost bigger from the people who’d been waiting for fucking years for us to fall on our face. So to come back, and not only to give them a one-two punch but also give those fuckers a kick right in the gooch, that was fucking beautiful, man. To come back out and be, ‘We’re going to be in your fucking face until the day we die, so go fuck yourselves’, that was a beautiful moment.”
1. Slipknot (1999) - "It all started from the first album and all the crazy shit. Living off 20 bucks a week, having to hide your ramen because your asshole bandmates were trying to steal it... It was so insane, but it was so awesome because we were in it. All the talk, dreaming was over. It was time to do the work. And we did, the rest is fucking history man."
Gallery: Slipknot @ Soundwave 2015, Melbourne / Photos By Brett Schewitz