If you didn’t know, Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour) is out on the road doing his solo thing…spoken word and acoustic tunes. This is a rare opportunity to see Taylor in an incredibly intimate setting. Unscripted, raw, real.
Nothing says raw and real better than what happened at Taylor’s show a couple of nights ago in Indianapolis.
Talking about the seven deadly sins (the basis of his book, Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good), Taylor got to the topic of sloth.
“Tonight’s topic, if you haven’t figured it out, is sloth,” Corey said. “Because these motherfuckers would rather just ‘cha-ching’ than actually use their fucking brains to give us anything good these fucking days.’ He added, “More and more people are only interested in money than fucking doing anything that’s good. I’m not saying everyone, but there’s a lot of fucking people out there who would rather just take your money and leave you with nothing. I’ll give you another example. Does anyone know who Scott Weiland is? Do you know that Scott Weiland has a Christmas album now? [Laughs] Oh, it’s bad. It’s bad. Let me fucking explain to you how bad it is. There is a video online of him singing, and he’s very serious. ‘Cause Christmas is serious. His hair is all slicked back and he’s in his shitty tuxedo. He goes [imitates Weiland's singing]. So I’m watching this — painfully watching this, because hey, know your enemy — and I’m just like, ‘Why?’ It’s not that he’s a bad singer, ’cause he’s not. I love STP, I love some of the shit that he did with Velvet Revolver. It’s not that he’s a bad fucking singer. He’s a lazy piece of shit, is what he is at this point. ‘I’m gonna get up here…’ [imitates Weiland singing and makes snoring sound]. It’s all these people who would rather cash in on the little fucking notoriety that they have and take your money and give you nothing back. And that, to me, is the real — the real — sloth in this country. Because I don’t know about you, [but] I work really hard for my money — I work very fucking hard for my money — and when I actually spend money on something, I expect it not to suck. Is that too much to fucking ask for anymore, man?”
To substantiate Taylor’s claim that Weiland is lazy, in an interview with The Sudbury Star, the STP frontman said, “Um, well, why not” when asked why he recorded a Christmas album.
What I like about Taylor is he says what is on his mind. He doesn’t “play the game” like many in his profession do. He doesn’t care if he offends; he doesn’t care if he steps on toes. He’s an advocate for his fans, and there’s no doubt that is why he has been so successful.
And let’s be honest…Have you seen Weiland’s music video for “Winter Wonderland?” Taylor isn’t really stretching the truth…
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