SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor Sounds Off On The State Of The Music Industry
- Posted by RobInjection on August 29, 2012
Slipknot's Corey Taylor is over it when it comes to today's music scene. He recently contributed some quotes to an op-ed over at Bloody-Disgusting on the current state of music, and needless to say, Mr. Taylor is not amused, saying:
“It’s more of a f*cking factory at this point,” says Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour. “They keep cranking out these mediocre f*ck heads , shoving them into the studio for ten seconds and then they basically autocorrect everything.” He adds, “I think this generation that’s growing up really enjoying this pop music is gonna be the same as the people who grew up really liking Rick Astley. It’s passing fancy, as far as music goes.”
Which is hopefully the case. When asked about this generation of teenagers and their music, Taylor speculates on what’s to come. “I think you’re always gonna have half the generation that’s lazy. But I think it makes the other half work that much harder… I think because technology is so badly ruining music, it just breeds a generation that’s going to be completely 180 from that. I think we’re gonna have a lot more home grown rock n roll coming out soon. I’m hoping.”
I'm guessing he's discussing the more poppier side of music, where autotune has run rampant. At the same time, there has been a whole scene developing in metal subgenres where autotune and one song has gotten a band signed, so I can agree with Corey on that position.
Taylor does go on to say that he thinks that eventually, the good music will rise to the top:
“When I was growing up in the 80s, a lot of that pop sh*t was just like, “What IS this?”” Taylor laughs. “And then I found my music in the thrash scene, in the hardcore punk scene, so I had that background and that made me want to make the sort of music I make today. So I think that half of the generation is going to come to the surface in the next five years.”
He makes a good point. Read the rest of the article here. What do you think?