Corey Taylor: How I Think I Will Die

"The way I'd like to go is with one of my kids holding my hand in old age."

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Corey Taylor: How I Think I Will Die
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Corey Taylor was asked a bit of a morbid question by Vice: "How do you think you will die?"

He replied:

"When you become a family man, you tend to let go of the shit that may have taken some of the years off.

"I put different importance on different things now. I've really started to look after my own health, and pay attention to the needs of my kids, as opposed to what I need.

"I guess, for me, the way I'd like to go is with one of my kids holding my hand in old age.

"Slipping away, so they don't have to watch it."

Still on the topic of death, Corey was also asked: "Would you like to experience death, if it could be guaranteed that you'd be brought back to life?" His response:

"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."

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    areese82
    He says he's taking care of his health and smoking a cigarette in the pic...wtf
    drewisawesome14
    If I remember correctly I think he just recently quit smoking. The pic might just be an older one.
    IvyRock
    Maybe he is saying it in a threating way. "I'm taking care of my health" as in "I'm taking care of that guy who thinks he's better than me!"
    PRSguitars87
    Would you like to experience death if you could brought back to life? Best question ever asked in an interview? Or the worst fucking question ever asked in an interview? His comment about his kids holding his hand while he dies so they wouldnt have to watch him slip away makes absolutely no sense.
    Fristi61
    Doesn't it? Seems to me that wanting to die peacefully surrounded by loved ones is pretty straightforward... I'd think that's what most people want, no?
    Starkiller83
    yeah holding someones hand while they die, so they don't have to watch you die made perfect sense....
    Fristi61
    That indeed doesn't make sense. But that's not what it says. What it says is "Slipping away, so they don't have to watch it". The "not having to watch it" bit has nothing to do with holding the hand, it has to do with him dying peacefully without screaming or pain or anything to let the person holding his hand know that he just went. I imagine it'd be like the kid was holding his hand while he's sleeping and at some point he passes during his sleep. The kid is maybe reading a book or something and checks on his breathing a bit later and notices he's already been gone for a while.
    nicolasabat
    Great answer for would he like to experience death. I disagree and would personally be curious to find out, bu I assume it's like the nothingness of being asleep and waking up not remembering any of that time you were asleep. Still though, very motivational answer!
    Anjohl
    I daresay it's a lot like drowning or choking, panic, pain, then the brain kicks in the dopamine, euphoria, then void.
    NapalmdencH1
    Yeah... But what does Kerry King have to say about this? What about Mustaine? These are the important questions!
    Pucky87
    I appreciate the advertisement placement in this article. For me, it appears right after he says "He replied:" so I get a new death prediction every time the ad changes. The first expected cause of death is the word SNACKS over a picture of junk food.
    SecretWarrior
    I really need to know what breakfast cereals Cory likes. Please UG find out for me! Thanks!
    RustPuppet
    How is this guitar related?
    Phoenix V
    Yeah. Good to see the recent feedback poll is not really having much effect. At all. Great work UG. Headlining with irrelevant articles instead of doing some actual work.
    Drapion69
    How touching. Now stop making shitty radio rock music and focus on slipknot
    pianoman43092
    Just because Stone Sour songs are more radio friendly than Slipknot ones doesn't mean that he is intentionally writing that way. You think he needs Stone Sour with the level of success Slipknot has? No. He's in Stone Sour to write a slightly different style of music and express himself.
    someonelikeme1008
    I think he should make a classical or jazz album, now that would be really versatile, IMO.
    pianoman43092
    I just appreciate the fact that he does whatever he wants to do musically and doesn't base it on fan desires or trends. That to me is true art and true expressionism. If he wanted to write jazz or classical, I'm sure it would turn out excellent. But it would need to be on his terms
    centermass
    "I want to look back on this and know that I experienced everything there is to experience" would you rather he be a one trick pony for your benefit?
    SlipOfTheLip
     "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." 
    There's not enough time in one life to experience everything.  Though he's probably exaggerating...
    BiggusDickus
    I'm going to assume it will be in a closet, with his pants off and a belt tied around his neck
    Agent27
    He'll die of boredom waiting for anyone to give a damn about what he thinks.
    Spenner2810
    He will die of suffocation after disappearing so far up his own asshole. The risk is getting greater everyday