Corey Taylor Calls Out 'Popular' Artist That Are 'Hailed As Geniuses' (A Top Story)

On Tuesday Corey Taylor Calls Out 'Popular' Artist That Are 'Hailed As Geniuses' was a top story. Here is the recap: Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor is making the rounds promoting his new book "You're Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At the Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left" and during an interview he discussed his view of the current music scene.

Taylor tells Kerrang (via Blabbermouth), "I take a lot of 'popular music' to task and people who are hailed as geniuses but didn't really earn it. Some of the things that come out of these people's mouths are just f-ing unbelievable."

He also took exception to Fall Out Boy's recent album title. "I've got a couple of friends who are in this band, but Fall Out Boy saying they're going to 'save rock 'n' roll' Are you f-ing kidding me? You? With the s-t that I've heard for the last two albums, that's you saving f-ing rock and roll? No, I don't think so."

He then ties that album title in with recent claims by Gene Simmons of KISS about the state of the rock music scene by saying and how he doesn't see things the same way, "But whether it's Fall Out Boy saying they're saving rock 'n' roll or Gene Simmons saying rock is already dead, I'm standing here with sold out shows, a No. 1 album around the world and I'm going, 'Really? When did this happen?'"

Taylor adds, "Rock ebbs and flows. It always has. As shiny and new as these people like to think pop music is, it's the same six people who write every f-ing song for some of these talentless f-holes and I'm not worried about anything. These people have been trying to kill us for 30 years and it keeps not happening." -