Corey Taylor: "I'm Not Quitting SLIPKNOT"
You may have seen the headlines earlier today about Corey Taylor talking about how he didn't know how much longer he'd be in Slipknot. In fact, here's the direct quote:
"I’m just kind of starting to… I’m 42, I’m not young anymore and as willing as my will is, I’m just beat up man. I mean I might as well be 60 in Slipknot years for christ sake. I don’t know if I would retire, I might step away from Slipknot at some point, just because the way the music is, that sense of energy, I don’t know if I could be able to do that into my 50’s. And I would never want the band to feel like I was holding them back because I just couldn’t physically do it. So that means I wouldn’t completely quit music, I would probably just step away from Slipknot."
The quote made some assume that a lineup change was near, but Taylor took to Twitter to clarify that is not the case:
I'M NOT QUITTING SLIPKNOT.
Listen to/read interviews IN CONTEXT not out. I talk about time off. This is why I dislike 'cut n paste' journos.
— MEGA-GEEK MELTDOWN!! (@CoreyTaylorRock) February 25, 2016
So, relax! Plus, Corey said he's looking to retire around the age of 50, which is at least eight years away.