Slipknot's Corey Taylor Slams Pretentious Rock Stars

(TeamRock Radio) Corey Taylor has hit out at bands who are "ashamed of their success." The Slipknot frontman is one of the biggest rock stars on the planet and insists he isn't uncomfortable with that status. And he has a message for musicians who feign embarrassment at being successful.

He tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal: "I always get so upset when I talk to some of these dudes in some of these bands - and I won't mention any names - but they're just so elitist to the point of pricky. They just have this air about them where it's like nothing matters. They're almost ashamed of their success.

"And it's like, 'Then why did you leave your basement? Why did you start playing shows live? You could have been a pretentious a**f*** in your basement, and just made your own music for yourself.'

"Like these guys who try to come off better and holier than thou, it's all a f***ing con, because if that were true, they would never have played their first live show. They would never have worked their ass off to get a record deal, or to put that song out for people to hear. It's just a weak excuse to come off as petty and preachy." Read more here.

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