Corey Taylor is best known as the "Great Big Mouth" of Slipknot and Stone Sour, but did you know that he's also performed with (and produced) a kids' metal band? In the early Aughts — just as maggot mania reached a global fever pitch — the vocalist came across a cover of Slipknot's "Eyeless" on Napster; it came courtesy of Slitheryn, a newly-formed Chicago nu-metal group comprising five rockers between the ages of 11 and 14. Intrigued, Taylor reached out to them, and wound up producing the quintet's 2002 debut EP, Snake.
Unsurprisingly, the co-sign brought Slitheryn considerable success, particularly where tour slots were concerned: The kids shared stages with the likes of Superjoint Ritual, Dope, Anthrax and Evanescence before parting ways in 2004. (The group reunited in 2011, but have yet to release any new material.)
Given how Slitheryn's "Eyeless" cover was responsible for bringing Taylor and his charges together in the first place, it was only fair that the master lead his students in a roiling run-through of the Slipknot classic, so in 2001, he did just that — Jack Skellington beanie on his head, airhorn in his hand, no fucks given. Over 15 years later, the clip never fails to bring a smile to our faces.