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
Gallery: Slipknot @ Soundwave 2015, Melbourne / Photos By Brett Schewitz