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SLIPKNOT frontman COREY TAYLOR: What I would tell my teenage self

Singer talks mental health on new 'Occupy the Void' podcast

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor opened up about his mental health journey in the first episode of "The Void with Xtina and Tim," a new podcast helmed by Revolver contributor Christina Rowatt. 

In the episode, the hosts sat down with Taylor in late 2023 backstage at Good Things Festival in Sydney, Australia, where they had a candid conversation with the metal hero about being transparent about mental illness, survival, sobriety and more. 

At one point in the interview, the hosts ask Taylor what he would tell his teenage self if he could relay any advice about the road ahead. 

"I would tell my teenage self that the anger that he has, he doesn't necessarily need to feel guilty about it," Taylor said. "And it's not his fault. Because there's an internalization that comes from survivor's guilt. And from people who have dealt with physical and sexual abuse, which I've experienced both.

"It's a natural place to lash out, you know, it's the scalded dog, basically, there's still a very kind animal in there. But until you get past those layers, it's hard to connect. And it's hard to kind of promote that.

"And when I was a teenager, the only thing I cared about was my hostility and being numb. Because I would rather... I was either going to be numb or be dead, you know. And it didn't matter what was going to come next.

"So I would first of all grab myself and hug him. And just tell him that it's OK that there are people who are going to help you someday. And they're in you're going to have a better understanding of what happened. And you just need to get through it."

Check out the full episode above via YouTube.