Slipknot’s Corey Taylor went off on Maroon 5’s frontman Adam Levine on Twitter this afternoon. Earlier this week, the pop star made a comment about the future of rock music, saying that the genre isn’t going anywhere. However, Corey Taylor was quick to shut Levine down.
In an interview with Variety, Levine made some insulting comments about rock. Additionally, the frontman praised only hip-hop, claiming that the genre is the frontrunner for all things interesting in regards to musical growth.
“Something unique to this band is that we have always looked to hip-hop, R&B, all rhythmic forms of music, from back when we were writing our first album to now” Levine says. “Rock music is nowhere, really. I don’t know where it is. If it’s around, no one’s invited me to the party. All of the innovation and the incredible things happening in music are in hip-hop. It’s better than everything else. Hip-hop is weird and avant-garde and flawed and real, and that’s why people love it.”
Of course, Slipknot’s own frontman wasn’t having any of it. Corey Taylor answered the call when a fellow angry rock fan alerted Taylor of Lavine’s comments.
In the tweet, Taylor calls Levine a “schmuck” and tells the singer to go back to judging The Voice.
Just because you claim to have ‘Moves Like Jagger’ doesn’t mean you come anywhere CLOSE to ROCKING like Jagger. Tell that schmuck to go back to The fucking ‘Voice’ ???????? https://t.co/tFm0VHvV82
— Sofa King Awesome (@CoreyTaylorRock) November 30, 2018
While Taylor’s response burned Levine to a crisp, his fans wasted no time to jump on the bandwagon.
Dudes just upset his songs are only being played in the bathroom at Denny’s restaurants.
— Eyehaychu (@CodyDevvald) November 30, 2018
“None of the rock scene has been inviting me to things, but rock sucks guys”
— Thrilling (One) Way (@GooseyGames) November 30, 2018
When Corey roasts you on twitter. pic.twitter.com/Gf4zR4134X
— DJ PHOENIX (@DJPh03NiX) November 30, 2018
The band also have an upcoming tour planned. You can check out a full list of dates below.
06/08 – Hyvinkää, FL @ Rockfest
06/09 – Nuremberg, DE @ Rock Im Park
06/09 – Nürburg, DE @ – Rock Am Ring
06/13-06/15 – Nickelsdorf, AT @ Novarock
06/13-06/16 – Interlaken, CH @ Greenfield
06/14-06/16 – Derby, UK @ Download Festival
06/17 – Leipzig, DE @ – Arena
06/18 – Hannover, DE @ TUI Arena
06/19-22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhall
06/21-23 – Dessel, BE @ Graspop
06/25-06/26 – Krakow, PL @ Mystic Festival
06/27 – Bologna, IT @ Sonic Park
06/28-06/30 – Madrid, ES @ Download Festival
07/01 – Nîmes, FR @ Nîmes Amphitheatre
07/03-07/06 – Lisbon, PT @ VOA
07/04-07/05 – Viveiro, ES @ Resurrection Fest
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