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Corey Taylor Explains Slipknot's Plans For The Future

07/23/2015
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Corey Taylor revealed Slipknot's future plans, including a possible double concept album, during a question and answer event with fans during his solo tour promoting his new book.

The Slipknot and Stone Sour singer explains his plans for both bands during the event last Sunday (July 19th) at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, Ca. A video of the exchange has been posted online and Blabbermouth posted the following transcript of that part of his comments.

Taylor said, "I will give you a little glipse of the future of Slipknot right now. "First of all, more than likely, we will continue to work with the two new people who we made '.5: The Gray Chapter' with, who, I'm sure you've read, is Jay [Weinberg, drums] and Alex [Alessandro 'Vman' Venturella, bass]. We're going to tour until June next year. We're gonna go around the world again and then we are definitely gonna come back to the States and try to hit some of the other places that we didn't get to hit. That will more than likely wrap up the tour cycle.

"I will then go and do Stone Sour. Clown has got a couple of movies that he wants to direct. And let me tell you something: they just put together an initial cut of his first movie, 'Officer Downe', and I guess it is blowing people away, so I'm so f***ing proud of him.

"Everybody else is gonna kind of do their thing in Slipknot, I'm gonna do Stone Sour, and then we will reconvene, and I know, a couple of the guys, we've been talking about a double concept album, which I don't know if we could... But it's an interesting idea. So they told me to start thinking of an idea for a story. So we'll see what happens."

The idea of the double concept album was first discussed publicly by Shawn "Clown" Crahan during a recent interview on BBC Radio 1. He said, "I've been on Jim, and I'm just, like, 'Man, we've gotta write an art record. We've gotta write our [Pink Floyd's 'The Wall', Beatles 'Sgt. Pepper's']… whatever you wanna say. And that's where I'm at.

"We've got so many records on our record deal. We've done five. I'd love it if we could do a double album, just… interludes… Have a concept, [and] maybe make a movie. I mean, things that have all been done, things that have all been done before, but… you know, our way, our interpretation. That would be a grand slam for the Clown. Don't get me wrong: we'd still do our thing. We're still gonna be Slipknot."

Watch the video from Taylor's event here.

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