SLIPKNOT / STONE SOUR Frontman COREY TAYLOR Calls Spinal Injury "A Fucking Wake Up Call Of Biblical Proportions"

August 13, 2017, 5 days ago

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SLIPKNOT / STONE SOUR Frontman COREY TAYLOR Calls Spinal Injury "A Fucking Wake Up Call Of Biblical Proportions"

Vice recently caught up with Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor for an intimate interview. An excerpt is available below.

Q: Would you like to experience death, if it could be guaranteed that you'd be brought back to life?

Taylor: "No, because I wouldn't want to feel that comfortable with death. When the time did come, when I was ready, I wouldn't want to be brought back from it. I love life so much that I just want to fight for it, every fucking second that I have. If there absolutely is another level to go to, I want to look back on this and know that I experienced everything there is to experience, and know that I did it the right way."

Q: What's the grossest injury you've ever had?

Taylor: "I guess it'd have to be my spinal injury that I had surgery for last year. That was a fucking wake up call that I was not expecting. Because I was young enough when it happened, when you fall off-stage and fall five feet and land on the top of your head, there's gonna be some fucking damage. I was 24 at the time, like, 'Fuck it, here we go!' It didn't even occur to me to go to the doctor. I was like, 'Well, I can move my fingers and toes!' Over the years, all the headbanging, all the jumping around, all the beating the shit out of myself, it just exacerbated the injury and got it to the point where, when I was 42, I had no strength on my right side, my balance was off, my bladder control was fucked up. It's amazing all the things that are connected to your spine. To find out that, because of that injury, the bone had started growing into my spine, to the point where I now have a bruise that you can actually see on fucking x-rays. That is a fucking wake up call of biblical proportions. It's only in the last six months that I've actually started to feel normal again."

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Stone Sour performed at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ, and during the show frontman Corey Taylor invited his son Griffin to take over lead vocals for "Song #3". Fan-filmed video is available below.

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