Corey Taylor recently did an interview with Kaaos TV. In the beginning of the interview, he talked about how much fun he has had making “CMFT”. Saying that it’s been the “most enjoyable” experience he has had making an album since the first Slipknot record.
Taylor said, “We had so much fun recording this album, and that’s one of the reasons I chose the people I did to be in the band because some of these guys I’ve known almost 20 years. We’ve all been friends, I knew how good they were, but I also knew that they would be as excited about the recording process as I would be.
“So every day was just another chance to laugh; every day was just another chance to hang out with your bros and just have a good time making music. We didn’t hold anything back, we were just so stoked and so excited about making a big rock album that we just got into it. So in a way, it was a complete 180 from an experience that I really haven’t had since the first Slipknot album.
“It was so enjoyable and so positive that it really kind of set the tone for me as like, ‘You know what? This is the only way I want to make music from now on. I don’t want to waste my time with people who are fucking miserable anymore. I want to make music with people who are as stoked as I am about what we get to do for our lives, and yeah, that really pulled great energy out of it.’”
The interviewer for Kaaos TV, took note of that last comment and said, “I guess in Slipknot you have pretty strong musicians who all have their own opinions about the stuff you are writing.”
Taylor replied, “Yeah, I mean, you would think that that would lend itself sometimes, but some people just can’t get out of their own way when it comes to just being unhappy. It’s like, ‘Fuck man, what do you have to be unhappy about? We’re living our dream, it’s been over 20 years now, and we still get to do this,’ you know?
“I don’t get it. In a lot of ways, it shows me that certain people’s choices in life can really dictate how they become in life, whereas I still make music for the same reason that I wanted to make music when I was a kid – because I fucking love it.
“And you know, it’s just one of those cases where sometimes you just grow apart, people just change, and you wake up one day and somebody you’ve known for 20 years you have very little in common with. It’s not to say that you don’t still make good music together, but it’s different.”
One thing is for certain. We are very happy to hear that Corey is still having a blast making music! And some may argue that being unhappy could help to create some of the great music that Slipknot has made over the last 21 years.
You can view the full video interview below.