Slipknot's Corey Taylor Explains Role Of Albums In Today's Music

(TeamRock Radio) Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has described modern albums as "calling-cards" for bands, arguing that artists should focus on people hearing music rather than buying it.

He believes the focus should be on live performances in a world of sliding album sales - and says that Slipknot fans' reaction to recent single Killpop shows how well the approach can work.

Taylor tells 102.5 The Bone: "It's not like they're not hearing the music. When they come and see the show, and you play a song that's new and you get that huge 'pop,' that's what it's all about.

"We just started playing Killpop and we'd put the video out a week before. With every show after that, the 'pop' got bigger and bigger, to the point where people were losing their minds. And that's a brand-new song."

He continues: "For me, the album is the calling-card. It's just the way to get people to come in. That's how you further it. Later on down the line, if you sell enough albums, so be it. But for the most part you can't worry about that.

"You hope people are hearing the music - but it's not essential to sell the music." Read more here.

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