Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Names His Favorite Of “Big Four” Grunge Bands

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Names His Favorite Of “Big Four” Grunge Bands
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Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor recently revealed his favorite of the Seattle grunge bands. “It has to be Alice In Chains,” Taylor said at a Q&A on Dec. 13 in Columbus, Ohio. “Alice In Chains, to me, is one of the greatest rock bands that ever was. And I don’t just mean that from a grunge standpoint or metal or anything like that. They revolutionized so much musically and they inspired me to change the way I write music. I mean, full stop, period, the end of sentence.”

Taylor praised late Alice In Chains frontman, Layne Staley, calling him “still one of the greatest singers that ever lived. Now, that is not a reflection of the demons that he had to fight, obviously, and that’s everything to do with his talent. He just made it look so fucking easy, and he could sing anything, he could write anything, and the shit that he was writing about was killing him, and yet we loved it. To me, that was the greatest baring of the soul that I ever listened toThere’s so many people that came from that generation of artists. The pain they dealt with — some of them won, some of them didn’t. But the great thing is that we can listen to their music and it can help us get past our own pain. And there’s probably not a day that goes by that I don’t listen to Alice In Chains. It’s still just that good.”

Taylor recently wrapped up Slipknot’s “Knotfest Roadshow” U.S. tour and also hit the road in support of his solo album, “CMFT.” The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Current Hard Rock Albums chart. 

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