Corey Taylor Reveals Awkwardness Between Fellow Stone Sour Members
Slipknot and Stone Sour front man Corey Taylor has sparked attention of fans once again when he recently had an appearance on the Talk Is Jericho podcast. During the podcast, Taylor spoke in detail about the new upcoming Stone Sour album, his debut appearance on WWE’s NXT and the departure of the notable Slipknot guitarist Jim Root from Taylor’s side band Stone Sour.
Jim Root – who’s also a full time member of Taylor’s main band Slipknot, was awkwardly thrown out of his position with Stone Sour, but still remained in Slipknot. At the time, Jim Root stated that he was unaware of the band’s notion to remove him from the band, and that he was caught off guard by the decision, while referring to himself as being “blindsided” by his ex fellow Stone Sour members and saying that it “lit a fire” beneath him.
“It was tough when we made the split. Jim just wasn’t happy. Unfortunately, we just had to pull the trigger on it and sometimes you just know. It was difficult.” Taylor said.
When he was asked by Jericho about his situation and whether it was awkward during the time of his departure from Stone Sour, he responded with “It kinda still is. I try to respect him as much as possible but I feel like it’s worked out for both of us. Because he was always much more happy in Slipknot. And it’s opened us up a lot for whatever reason. We all love him and wish him nothing but the best. Hopefully, he feels the same way for us.”
Stone Sour released their new album Hydrograd on June 30th.
When discussing the new album name with Loudwire, Taylor said: “Well, it’s a cool name,” and held onto it. “I actually named one of the songs I wrote ‘Hydrograd.’ And I was, like, ‘You know what? That would be a good name for the album overall and just kind of run with it.’ So that’s it, really — it was what I saw but didn’t really see.”