Friday October 20th 2017

Corey Taylor Live in NYC

Corey Taylor…

You know and love him as the rambunctious lead singer of the metal innovators Slipknot. You know him as the unmasked but just as hardcore lead singer of Stone Sour. You know him as the New York Times bestselling author of Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good.

If you’ve seen him on his new “solo” tour, then you also know him as a giver of speeches…an acoustic performer…an advocate for his fans.

Monday night Taylor performed to a sold-out crowd at The Highline Ballroom on West 16th Street in Manhattan. For about 40 minutes, he spewed a stream of consciousness at the crowd. The topic of the night?


You see, his new book takes a look at the seven deadly sins, and last night in New York City he took a deeper look at wrath. He said it only made sense…New York City isn’t exactly the happiest place in the world. He talked about how his rage kept building and building, from traffic jams to strange hotels to an old lady kicking a little dog on the sidewalk.

“What I’m basically saying is embrace your rage. If there is a God, it’s God’s way of letting you know that you’re still alive and you still give a shit…Only things that just fucking drive us up the wall can incite us to do better things and be better toward each other.”

After this address, Taylor opened up to page 31 of his book and read a few passages on wrath and rage. Then came the audience question and answer time…There were a few good questions, a few strange questions…and one question that has probably been asked at every performance, but is also probably the most anticipated question…

What’s going on with Slipknot?

“There will eventually be a new Slipknot album,” Taylor told the crowd. But he assured them that absolutely there will NOT be an album in 2012. What there will be, though, is an American tour during the summer. Details? He said we would know everything about the touring “festival” in a couple of months.

After the spoken word portion of the night, Taylor took a five minute break and then came back on-stage to do several acoustic tunes.

From “Bother” to Elvis Presley’s “Burning Love,” Taylor was in rare form performing unique renditions of fan favorites.

The highlight of the night? It comes down to two songs…Either Slipknot’s “Snuff,” which he dedicated to Paul Gray, or his cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Something I Can Never Have.” Oh, and make sure to watch “Burning Love.” He starts out with a quick shout out to “The Heretic Anthem.”

Fortunately, I snapped videos of both of these songs and more…enjoy, and if you haven’t, go out and pick up Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good and make sure to go see Corey Taylor live…You won’t be disappointed.


Something I Can Never Have

Burning Love (beginning with The Heretic Anthem)

Down In A Hole



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