Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has recently voices his opinion on Linkin Park Vocalist Chester Bennington’s controversial online statement.
Bennington recently did an interview with Music Week in regards to the new Linkin Park record and told fans to “move the f*ck on.”
“When we made Hybrid Theory, I was the oldest guy in the band and in my early 20s. That’s why I guess I’m like, ‘Why are we still talking about Hybrid Theory?’ It’s fucking years ago. It’s a great record, we love it. Like, move the f*ck on. You know what I mean?” Said Bennington.
Bennington also briefly addressed allegations made by fans that propose the band has “sold out.”
“We were asked, ‘What do you think of people who say you sold out?’ I don’t care. If you like the music, fantastic. If you don’t like it, that’s your opinion too. Fantastic. If you’re saying we’re doing what we’re doing for a commercial or monetary reason, trying to make success out of some formula… then stab yourself in the face!” He continued. (via NME)
Taylor first made a comment on Linkin Parks recent controversy when speaking with a radio show early yesterday morning, when he admitted that he understood where Bennington was coming from, although “would have never said it the way he did.” (via Rock Sound)
During the interview, Taylor also expressed that Linkin Park should be “very fortunate” for fans who appreciate and admire their work, including their earlier material which made them the band they are today.
“You can get frustrated, and you want people to embrace the evolution,” Says Taylor. “But at the same time, man, you should probably be very fortunate that people, this long along the line, still love that music you made.”
Taylor also stated “It’s weird. Be fortunate for what you have. Be fortunate for the fact that people are coming to see you, to hear the music. You have to give it a little time.”