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Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor: ‘I want to do a jazz album’

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Corey Taylor says he wants to explore “four or five” different types of music including jazz.

In a wide-ranging and highly candid interview with Planet Rock Magazine, Corey was reflecting upon his future plans with Slipknot and Stone Sour when he revealed his hopes to branch out into other areas of music.

“I don’t go back to Slipknot out of obligation, I go back because I want to make that music,” Corey explained. “I’ve got one more crazy (Slipknot) album within me, and after that, who f***ing knows?

“After that I don’t even know if I’ll make another Stone Sour album. I’ve got, like, four or five different types of music that I want to try. I want to do a jazz album.

“But I’ve got at least one more Slipknot album in me. And from what I’ve heard, the stuff that the guys were writing is really, really good.”

Also a best-selling author, actor and radio presenter, Corey said he’s always open to new ventures: “I’ve always said that when physically I can’t do this (fronting a band) anymore I’m going to retire. But it doesn’t mean I’m going to completely go away.

“I’ll continue to write music. I’ll continue to write books. There’s all kinds of s*** I want to do, like I want to write and produce a movie.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Corey opened up about trying out for Velvet Revolver in 2010 calling it a "pretty rad" experience. 

“I knew Duff (McKagan) and Slash a little, and I knew Matt (Sorum) from that Camp Freddy band he put together. And it turned out that Dave Kushner’s whole family was from Iowa too," Corey told us. 

“They called me, like, ‘Come down so we can see what we get going.’ I wasn’t really sure what was gonna happen and Stone Sour were right in the middle of (recording 2010’s) ‘Audio Secrecy’ but I told the guys, ‘I got to try, I’d be stupid not to.’ And they were really cool about it, they encouraged me.

“We had a couple of writing sessions and it was cool. I think there were issues going on in the band then that, whether I was the right dude of not, weren’t going to be solved. But now I get to be friends with Slash and Duff, dudes who I grew up listening to, and that’s f***ing amazing.”

You can read the whole chat with Corey in issue six of Planet Rock Magazine, where he also talks about his turbulent younger years, battling his demons, the wild debauchery of his early music career, his eventual sobriety and much more.

Available to buy right now, issue six boasts four collector’s covers to mark the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin depicting the legendary band’s iconic ‘four symbols’.

The epic 22-page cover story sees Jimmy reflect upon the magical spell the band cast across the globe and clues us in on some exciting upcoming Zeppelin plans. 

Alongside the extensive 22-page Led Zeppelin feature, issue six boasts a raw and revelatory interview with ‘God’ himself, former Cream man Eric Clapton, we dissect a fabulous ‘lost’ album from the great Jimi Hendrix and we pay a heartfelt tribute to Motörhead’s late, and much-missed, six stringer ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke.

We also take a look back at an album which revolutionised guitar playing 40 years ago, with the inside story of the creation of Van Halen’s incendiary debut album.

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