Slipknot Considered Breaking Up Says Corey Taylor


(Metal Hammer) Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has recalled how the band almost split after their first album as a "f*** you" to the music industry. Their self-titled debut was released in 1999 and the backlash that surrounded it nearly led the band to call it quits before they eventually made 2001's follow-up Iowa.

Taylor tells Alternative Press: "That was one of those ideas that I was so in love with because it was such a 'f*** you' to the industry. Just to pull a total Sex Pistols and make one monstrously f***ing destructive album then just be like, 'No, that's all you f***ing get, f*** you.'

"I just remember the excitement on all of our faces and in all of our hearts. I even told some friends 'Yeah dude, we're gonna break up,' and they were like 'What the hell are you talking about?' They just thought we were f***ing crazy." Read more here.

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