Whether as a member of Slipknot and Stone Sour or in his own solo work, Corey Taylor continues to push heavy music forward into new territory. And what helps keep his music fresh is his willingness to keep an ear out for fresh talent and up-and-coming artists.
Proof of that can be found in a recent interview Taylor gave to NME. While discussing the release of forthcoming second solo album, CMF2, he noted that, while his songwriting is primarily influenced by the sounds he grew up listening to, he can't deny the impact that newer acts are having on him.
"Turnstile are fucking amazing," Taylor said. "Sleep Token are really starting to do something for me, and Bad Omens are great. There's a whole new generation of bands that are starting to come up that are carrying the flag for heavy music."
And when asked whether Taylor might be the man behind the mask, performing with Sleep Token as their cryptic vocalist, Vessel, he said, "No. Listen, I've got more than enough going on. I don't need a fourth band."
Keep an eye out for Taylor in the Turnstile pit.