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Slipknot's Corey Taylor Feel Bad About Rick Rubin Criticism

11/20/2016
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Corey Taylor

(Metal Hammer) Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor says that he regrets calling iconic producer Rick Rubin "overrated" and "overpaid" - and he wants the chance to make amends.

In an strong-worded comment during a solo show in 2011, Taylor slammed Rubin's contribution to Slipknot's 2004 album Vol.3 (The Subliminal Verses) and said the process had only been made possible by engineer Greg Fidelman.

But the vocalist has had a change of heart in the intervening years - he tells Apple Music: "I'm going to be honest. I think it was more on my end than it was on his. He works his way and he always has. I was not used to working that way. I was a young guy, freshly sober.

"Being a singer and being sober, 'I need your attention, Rick! I need it!' So that was me being young, unsure of myself, needing the guidance - which I got from Greg Fidelman.

"All of Rick's engineers are essentially his surrogates. You know that when you're working with him." Describing himself as "an open wound that just needed to heal" at the time, Taylor adds: "I didn't have anybody there to help me. So I blamed him a lot - in retrospect, probably more than I should have.

"I feel bad about it. Hopefully some day I'll be able to make some amends with him." Read more here.

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Copyright Metal Hammer - Excerpted here with permission.

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