frontman Corey Taylor
is to be the subject of a comedy roast, NME
Taylor will line up in front of a panel of friends who will honour and lampoon him at the Rock & Roll Roast Comedy Series
on May 15 at LC Pavillion in Columbus, Ohio. The roast will be led by Sebastian Bach
with Scott Ian
and Taylor's own bandmate M Shawn "Clown" Crahan
set to be involved.
Other names lined up for the roast include comedians Jim Florentine
, Don Jamieson
, Craig Gass
, Brian Posehn
, Pearl Aday
and actor/comedian Finesse Mitchell
. Tickets for the event are on sale now, with a portion of proceeds going to charity. Taylor is the third musician to be roasted as part of the Rock & Roll Roast Comedy Series following guitarist Zakk Wylde
(2012) and Twisted Sister
's Dee Snider
(2013)."Honestly, I don't know what to say. I'm a little nervous, a little excited, and of course a little gassy. But that could just be the excitement,"
said Taylor, in a statement. "I'm really looking forward to it, but knowing my friends and the possibilities for who could be a part of this, I have no idea what I'm getting into!"
Earlier this year it was confirmed that Slipknot would begin work on their new album with a view to releasing the record later in 2014. The US metal band are to start work on their next record following the recent departure of drummer Joey Jordison
. The founder member quit the band in December, raising questions about their future, but frontman Corey Taylor subsequently denied that the band were splitting up.