Entertainment Slipknot credit longevity to dropping egos early on
Watch footage of Corey Taylor's chaotic first Slipknot show
This week marks the 25th anniversary of Corey Taylor's first show with the bandWhat better time, then, to revisit that aforementioned gig, which took place August 24, 1997 at an all-day charity show at the Safari Club in Des Moines, Iowa. In the three-and-a-half minute clip below, taken from a longer video also posted on YouTube, we can see Corey Taylor making his official bow with Slipknot, lurching out onto the stage with his hair covering his face, eyes affixed with black Xs.
Slipknot are still making the best music of their career because they dropped their "egos and the "bull****".
The metal legends release their seventh studio album 'The End, So Far' on September 30, and the 'All Out Life' rockers insist the reason they've stuck together for more than two decades and continue to release their best work is that they are all equals and still "love" what they do.
Speaking to Australian Guitar Magazine, guitarist Jim Root said: "We're getting to that point in our career where we're all in this together.
"We all want to do the best we can for the role we play in this band, and when that becomes the priority, that's when you put ego aside, put all that bull**** aside, and work together to make something great."
Don't hold your breath waiting for a Stone Sour reunion any time soon
Corey Taylor reveals that there's "still so much drama and issues" in the Stone Sour camp, and that he has no intention of ending the band's hiatus anytime soonDuring a recent interview on SiriusXM's Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk, the Slipknot frontman was asked to offer an update on Stone Sour's status as a band — following his announcement in 2020 that they were once again on hiatus — and confirmed "nothing's changed".
Guitarist Mick Thomson added: "We'd be stupid to keep doing this if we didn't love it.
"There's too much bull****.
"I think the biggest problem that breaks up bands is when everyone comes in with f****** egos.
"When egos and bull**** start to make a person nutty, that's when problems happen and musicians start to hate each other.
"Fortunately, in the first few years after we blew up, nobody's ego got too far out of check.
"And that can happen real f*****' easy."
He added: "There's no I, there's us."
'The End, So Far' is the follow-up to 2019's 'We Are Not Your Kind'.
“Corey Taylor knows his horror”: an interview with Hellraiser's original Pinhead, Doug Bradley .
From Hellraiser being a baptism of fire for director Clive Barker to one member of Slipknot 'borrowing' his look, Doug Bradley reflects on an incredible legacyActor Doug Bradley first played the Cenobite hell priest in Clive Barker’s 1987 directorial debut, Hellraiser. Bradley met Barker at school in the late sixties and, after collaborating together for over a decade, would go on to accept a small bit-part in Barker's low-budget film. It was just ten minutes of screen time, but it was enough to turn Bradley into a horror icon. Hellraiser became a full-blown franchise, with Bradley playing Pinhead in eight of the eleven films so far.