Corey Taylor wants to write “dark jazz” album that includes Slipknot songs

"It won't sell shit."

January 5, 2019
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Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor sat down with RadioVegas.Rocks“Chaotic Radio” to reveal that he would like to put together a “dark jazz” album that would include some jazzy versions of Slipknot songs.

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Just last month, Taylor was asked if he’d ever consider crossing over into country music like some of his fellow rockers have.

“No. Even coming from Iowa—fuck no! Absolutely not. And it’s not to say that I couldn’t write stuff like that.”

Corey Taylor did reveal however, that he would like to do a jazz album in the future.

“My interest would be more singer-songwriter kind of vibe, like Squeeze or something like that. Or—and I’ve actually been thinking about doing something like this—putting together a quartet or a quintet and doing a jazz album, like a dark jazz album, recording it live in a room.

It won’t sell shit. It would really just be for my own fucking personal collection… ‘Cause I love jazz. A lot of people don’t realize that.

I listen to a lot of ’40s and ’50s jazz. And there is this… the haunting stuff that [Billie] Holiday would do, the older stuff that Charlie Parker would do, when he was really fucked up—that would be the stuff that I would be closer to.

And I’ve got, actually, jazzy versions of some of my own songs that I would love to try. Probably something like “Prosthetics”, I think would be really, really cool. And then “Bother” — I’ve got a really cool jazzy version of “Bother” that could be really cool.”

Circling back around to the country genre in question, Taylor did admit that he does write songs that would fall into that category from time to time.

“Honestly, I write stuff like that all the time. “St. Marie”, on the new ‘Hydrograd’ album, was a leftover from some stuff that I’d written that had a very country vibe to it. But it was more California country that the twangy. So it was cool. It was more like the six- or seven-chord vibe.”

You can listen to the full interview with Taylor, here.

Would you check out a “dark jazz” album by Corey Taylor? How would you feel about a jazz spin on some Slipknot jams? Sound off in the comments below!

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Written by Whitney Shoemaker

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