By Francesco Albanese
One year ago saw Stone Sour/Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor undergoing spinal surgery and donning a neck brace on stage as to avoid headbanging according to Taylor's doctor. Finally, he's back at it.
Loudwire Night's host Toni Gonzalez was able to convene with him recently on his recovery. In the video above, Taylor replies when asked on his current health, saying “I’m doing OK. Last night was the first real time that I tried any kind of headbanging during a show … It’s been a very weird roller-coaster year for me, but last night I felt OK. I mean, I felt 43, but I did OK. I didn’t look like a pile of s–t onstage.”
Taylor then goes on to explain how it has also now been one year without smoking for the singer and recounts that that night's show was “one of the best shows I’ve ever had as a singer.” However he did mention if "if they ever come out with [cigarettes] with vitamin c in them, we're done."
So with a new album and tour in the works for Stone Sour, this inevitably entails more downtime for Slipknot, yet Taylor gave viewers and fans an approximate timeline of when fans can expect more Slipknot; “Maybe another year and a half. There’s nothing that says we probably won’t get demos and stuff together … When the time comes, maybe in a year or so, we’ll start putting together new music and we’ll kinda see what happens.”
Well, we'll be waiting patiently with plenty of new Stone Sour on the way keeping us nice and toasty. Catch 'Hydrograd' by Stone Sour, out June 30! Pre-order the album here!