Slipknot Frontman Corey Taylor to Be Target of Comedy Roast

Roast will be hosted by Sebastian Bach with members of Slipknot and Anthrax involved.

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Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor is to be the subject of a comedy roast, NME reports.

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 of Anthrax 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.

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    Cazman
    There will be so many neck jokes.
    Random9000
    I think Corey and George Fisher should have a neck off. Who can lift the most weight with their necks.
    Downfault
    They should do a Mustaine one. Can you imagine?
    Mustaine1940
    honestly a dave mustaine one owuld be hilarious, i love the guy but they could get some of the metallica guys, dave ellefson, marty and chris poland, kerry king or something and I honestly think dave would have a couple hardcore comebacks for em all haha
    JerBearX
    I think they should roast Ted Nugent. Obama will have a surprise appearance.
    dudester410
    Is anyone else as shocked as I am they picked Corey? Seems sort of like they put a bunch of names in a hat and out came Corey lol
    Nero Galon
    I don't know if its too soon to speak about Paul Grey yet. I mean, Jeff Ross joked about Kurt Cobain to Courtney at Pam Anderson's roast which was pretty brutal... And recently some woman brought up Ryan Dunn to Steve-O. I don't know though...
    NoInnerKind
    If Jeff Ross were to make a joke about Paul in the same vein as the joke about Kurt, then Corey may attempt to kill him.
    Wisthler
    Well if not Jeff Ross, at least get Jeff waters, so we can have a dude called Jeff there.
    JV72
    This actually sounds pretty cool, if I lived anywhere near Ohio I'd definitely be there
    joshhlegg
    Can it please noted that Joey Jordison did NOT quit the band?
    Random9000
    At this point I don't really care about technicalities. All we know is Joey isn't in Slipknot anymore for whatever stupid reason. I just want to know who is replacing him.
    Dannym95
    It would have been better for them to just say they parted ways with each other. Still, it'd be nice if we had a few more specific details from the guys to confirm that he was fired.
    cory_i
    It's not so funny when he deserves every insult thrown at him...
    EnemyofGod
    Corey Taylor sucks.
    Random9000
    Oh, I get it! You're starting the new trend. You know, like Primus sucks *wink*. I get it.