Corey Taylor: "Fall Out Boy are going to save rock 'n' roll with that sh-t?"

on Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:05
Corey Taylor

Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor took a bit of a jab at pop punks Fall Out Boy and the title of their 2013 album "Save Rock and Roll".

Chatting with Kerrang magazine about his upcoming book "You're Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look at the Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left", Corey was asked if being in a group provided any inspiration for writing material.

"Yeah, I take a lot of 'popular music' to task, and people who are hailed as geniuses but really didn't earn it. Some of the things that come out of these people's mouths are just f--king unbelievable", Corey replied.

"I've got a couple of friends who are in this band, but Fall Out Boy saying they're going to 'save rock 'n' roll'... Are you f--king kidding me? You? With the sh-t that I've heard for the last two albums, that's you saving f--king rock 'n' roll? No, I don't think so."

He added, "But whether it's Fall Out Boy saying they're saving rock 'n' roll or Gene Simmons saying rock 'n' roll is already dead, I'm standing here with sold-out shows, a No. 1 album around the world and I'm going, 'Really? When did this happen?'"

Focusing on the big picture, Corey continued: "Rock ebbs and flows. It always has. As shiny and new as these people like to think pop music is, it's the same six people who write every f--king song for some of these talentless f--kholes and I'm not worried about anything. These people have been trying to kill us for 30 years and it keeps not happening."