Corey says rushing into studio would destroy the band – and it’s far better to wait for the right moment
Corey Taylor has asked Slipknot fans to be patient while they deal with their “turmoil” following their first shows after the deal of bassist Paul Gray.
And he says it’s vitally important to wait for the right moment to consider making a new album, because doing it sooner would destroy the band.
They recently completed a three-week European tour after the forced hiatus in the aftermath of Gray’s tragic death in May 2009. They’re in the early stages of arranging a US tour for early next year and they’ll also appear at Rock in Rio this September.
Taylor has repeatedly refused to commit to new studio work, insisting many more issues have to be dealt with before the move can be made.
Now he says: “If we make the wrong choices for the wrong reasons then it could all go like that. I don’t want to be a part of that.
“Without Paul, and the way the turmoil in the band is right now, it’s going to take some time. The tour went really well and that’s a step in the right direction.
“But there’s still a lot of things we’ve got to work on before we can run back in and be like, ‘Okay, let’s do another album.’ Let’s slow down a little bit. It’s here if we want it.”
And he adds that any new Slipknot music would mean something different to him than the material they created with Gray, who’s credited with having been a driving force in the band he helped form.
“I’m trying to figure out what it means to me in this day and age,” says Taylor. “I know what the original music means to me – it’s something I’ll always be proud of.
“I’m trying to figure out what the next steps are.”