Slipknot's Corey Taylor Unplugs For Performance Of The Cure's 'Lovesong'
During the show he did a bunch of songs from his catalog, as well as a number of surprising covers, perhaps most notably a rendition of The Cure's "Lovesong."
Never thought you'd see the guy from Slipknot do a Cure cover? Such was the evening, which also included a Pink Floyd medley that started with "Breathe," went to "Have a Cigar" and then back to "Breathe" again; Green Day's "Pulling Teeth"; Alice In Chains' "Nutshell"; and a strange combination of Pearl Jam precursor Mother Love Bone's "Chloe Dancer" and Prince's "Little Red Corvette."
The show was supposed to begin with him reading from his book, but instead he just took the stage (as Iron Maiden's "Run to the Hills" played on the PA system) and decided to riff on new things that bother him that he didn't cover in the book, including TV commercials for narcotics and their scary lists of side effects, plus selfie sticks.
And yes, there was a short talk about Kanye West's claim that he's the biggest rock star in the world, comparing him to someone who brags about how many women he has sexual relations with, noting that those who brag are always exaggerating the truth. He said this in much less family friendly terms, oddly enough, as his kids were there, and he kept noting that they should be wearing earplugs.
From there, he did a Q&A with fans; part of that amounted to more standup comedy, especially the tale of how someone claimed he was Corey Taylor and ran up a bar tab under his name (which was easy to do in the early days of Slipknot, as no one at that time knew what Taylor looked like under his mask). At other points it was poignant, as one fan explained to him that Slipknot's "Circles" helped him deal with his mother's passing, and Taylor explained that the song represents a change in his lifestyle and becoming sober.
From there, he took a short break and then returned the stage with his acoustic guitar, sometimes accompanied by a second guitarist, Jason Christopher. Watch the performance here.
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