Corey Taylor: ‘You don’t have to be loaded to create art’

19. 11. 2019
M. Š.

With the amount of drug addiction stories in the music industry, it almost seems as if the two go hand in hand but does it have to be that way?

On a recent podcast, Corey Taylor (Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman) reflected back on his own experiences with addiction and spoke about where he stands now. “I was convinced that I couldn’t perform if I didn’t have a Jack and Coke — at least one. And then that became two. And then that became half a bottle.”

Corey admits it’s easy to be drawn toward substance use but it has nothing to do with one’s artistic talentYou don’t have to be loaded to fucking create. You don’t have to be loaded to fucking have a good time. I actually think you sound better and play better and you have a better energy when you’re not. Because then the focus is on you. There are no excuses after that. It’s you, and that’s the rawness of what we do.” 

You can listen to the whole podcast with Corey here (yes, it’s worth it).

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