Corey Taylor: Joey Jordison Writing All Slipknot Music Is 'a Myth'

"We all write, and we all bring something to the table", Taylor affirms.

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Corey Taylor has been speaking to Rock Revolt Magazine (via Blabbermouth) about Slipknot's future, and how drummer Joey Jordison's departure has affected the band's writing process.

As Taylor notes, while some believed that Jordison was Slipknot's creative lynchpin, he feels that the rest of the band have something to bring to the table. "I know there's this myth out there that Joey wrote everything, but that's not at all true. We all write, and we all bring something to the table. And between me and Jim [Root, guitar] and Mick [Thomson, guitar] and Clown [Shawn Crahan, percussion] and everybody [else], I think we're gonna be able to put something really, really cool together. The dynamic will change a little bit, but as far as our approach to the music and our intensity and how much we love doing what we do, that will remain unchanged, and we're gonna go for it just 110 percent."

The singer also noted that Slipknot has "a few" people lined up to take the vacant drummer position: "As soon as we know [who is going to be the new Slipknot drummer], the fans will know. And that's how we're keeping it. We're keeping everything really close to the chest right now. I mean, it's out of respect for Joe, and for us. And there's just a host of legal things that we still need to sort out."

"It's hard - it's really hard - but the only other [option] was shutting the band down, and none of us wanted to do that. So we're gonna push on."

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    If the next album sounds like ballet music and whale song we'll all know for sure
    Rewriting of an existing article strikes again. People picked up on it when you did it with Tom Morello speaking about RATM's uncertain future, and it hasn't gone in your favour this time either. Why do this? Why waste our time making us read stuff we've already read?
    Because they are bellends, my friend.
    Damn straight. Also, thought of something that amused me. You could even say that Joey Jordison did 'Knot write all of the band's material.
    I've always been of the impression that the only ones that could write anything worthwhile were Corey,Joey and Jim. Everyone else probably writes but I get the impression it's meh.
    "And between me and Jim [Root, guitar] and Mick [Thomson, guitar] and Clown [Shawn Crahan, percussion] and everybody [else]" that pretty much sums it up.
    I don't listen to Slipknot but I do know that Corey Taylor is a great musician so I don't think they'll be that bad without Joey. It's sort of a similar situation with The Rev and A7X, when he passed away their music did change but in my opinion there music is most definitely still very good.
    I think a lot of UG'ers here will disagree. The quality of hail to the king was worse than their other albums. drums were very minimal (even though they were aiming for that) the new drummer hasn't shown anything special yet.
    I take it you never saw the new drummer live. He ****s it up seriously. And let me guess you cant even play the drums so why criticize someone that is really good. I saw the Rev 7 times and the new drummer got my approval.Hail to The King is a good album but everyone these days has to always hate. Oh well, thats why their still one of the biggest bands out.
    Yeah, but lets not forget that A7X where awful before he died too so it's not that different, at least when their original drummer was still alive he tried to make them sound less like they were ripping off Metallica/Iron Maiden/Guns N Roses.
    I thought Hail To The King was great. I didn't see anything wrong with it, so what if it sounded similar to other acts. And look I'm a drummer, the drums were suited for the album perfectly. If the Rev was in the band he would've done the same thing for that sort of album. If you want to see something 'more special' from Arin, listen to either Not Ready To Die or Carry On. The first two songs he recorded with the band.
    It's not just that they sound like other artists, it's just that they always sound like their mimicking purposely , tell me he's not trying to sound like Axl Rose here.
    I don't agree, because I don't think they've made a real Slipknot album since Iowa. Every album made after that was generic radio-rock. First, Taylor lost his aggression, then Paul Gray dies, and now Jordison leaves. Slipknot has no hope of ever being the band that created 'Slipknot' and 'Iowa'.
    The article should have been titled "UG grasping at straws to find relevant information on Slipknot, then writing the same article with all the facts in a different order."
    Joey is actually not leaving, they are just pulling our legs! He will be back in the studio with them and when they tour he will wear platform shoes and sport a different mask and then tell everyone it's a new drummer. (Oh wow, that new guy sounds just like Joey doesn't he) or they bring Phil Collins back out of retirement and make him wear a Carrot Top mask! I'll bet Money on either one LMAO!
    I'm kinda hoping their new drummer will wear a mask too... but it seems kind of unlikely unless its a new drummer no ones heard about