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Slipknot's Corey Taylor Opens Up About Addiction Battle

10/23/2016
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(Metal Hammer) Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has opened up on his battle with alcoholism that plagued his early career. He's been sober since 2006 but speaking to Anthrax leader Scott Ian on his Never Meet Your Heroes SiriusXM radio show, Taylor reports there was a time when he thought that without alcohol, he wouldn't be able to go onstage.

Taylor says: "There was a huge war going on in my head, and that kind of fed the booze. That fed a lot of my issues with drinking and sh*t because I had given up drugs when I was a teenager so that wasn't an issue for me - but the booze was really the anchor that I still had.

"I had bullsh*tted myself into thinking that I couldn't go on stage without it like, 'It's good luck.' Such addict bullsh*t." Taylor points to his work with Stone Sour, particularly the track Bother from their self-titled 2002 album, as a moment in his career that fed his ego and turned him into a "douchebag." Read more here.

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