During his Reddit AMA session last Thursday (April 25) Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor reached the subject of music piracy and what he thinks of as pros and cons of illegal downloads.
According to vocalist, although the piracy does allow the music to reach all corners of the world, it also highly devaluates the songs, making the fans treat them "like it's nothing."
"I realize the days of a hard rock/metal band selling 20 million copies are far behind us," the singer said. "I have two minds about this. I like the fact that music is now available to the farthest reaches of the world, where once there would have been no way to find it. But I hate the fact that people take our blood, sweat and tears and throw it all over like it's nothing, with no thought to what went into making it and how hard we fight for it."
Taylor's comment instantly caused mixed reactions and tens of comments, with some fans agreeing with frontman's stands and others disapproving them.
The remainder of the AMA session saw Taylor showing his appreciation towards jazz icon Miles Davis and comedy glam rockers Steel Panther, but also revealing some interesting info regarding his potential work with Velvet Revolver two years ago. When asked just how close he got to joining Slash and the gang, the singer replied:
"I'd say close, I guess. I flew out to LA a few times - first time I just jammed with them. The second we were recording demos. I have no regrets about not getting the gig. Honestly, I don't know who could fill that spot for them."
The vocalist also discussed his collaboration with Dave Grohl and his Sound City Players project, calling it "a dream come true."
"It was so great. Being a part of that song was a dream come true. I'd always wanted to work with Dave, but hearing the song after Rick Nielson and Scott Reeder had put their touches on it was just frosting on the cake. I'm very fortunate to have been a part of that."
Finally, when one of the fans asked him how exactly thick is his neck, Taylor demonstrated some good sense of humor by saying "18 inches, currently. It's a b-tch to buy shirts..." You can check out the full AMA session over at Reddit.