Corey Taylor Releases New Music Video for “Samantha’s Gone,” Featuring Steel Panther

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Last we heard from Corey Taylor was on his birthday, when the Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman released a new lyric video and announced his upcoming signature coffee blend. Now, Corey’s returned with a music video for the track “Samantha’s Gone” off of last year’s solo record CMFT, which you can watch below.

As you’ll see in the video, “Samantha’s Gone” follows a classic formula: lame band gets onstage, everyone hates ’em, and then bam, actual band replaces them and blows everyone away. This time around, Corey and his band take over during the shoot of a video by an ‘indie rock’ band, which seems to be a collection of mullets, gold scarves, necklaces and more. It’s a little strange for some, as to many ‘indie rock’ looks more like stubbly dudes dressed as doctors from cowboys movies, but maybe it’s a coastal thing.

Also starring the video are the guys from Steel Panther, as well as Tom Sandoval of the Bravo show Vanderpump Rules and actor Dean Cameron, a classic That Guy actor who seems to have been in everything you’ve ever seen even though you have a hard time placing him.

“The video for ‘Samantha’s Gone’ served two purposes: making fun of so-called ‘indie rock’ bands and getting all my friends together to hang out and have a good time,” explains Taylor. “We all went back and forth between having fun and social distancing. Watching the first ‘band’ was great, then being fired from our OWN song in favor of Steel Panther was the icing on the cake – can’t wait for everyone to see it!”

Check out Corey Taylor’s video for “Samantha’s Gone” below:

For those of you dying to see Corey live, he’ll be touring Europe with Slipknot this summer, so make sure to catch him at one of the following dates:

July 16 – Moscow Park Live Festival, Russia
July 18 – Kiev Upark Festival, Ukraine
July 21 – Bucharest Romexpo, Romania
July 22 – Plovdiv Hills Of Rock, Bulgaria
Jul y24 – Athens Release Festival, Greece
July 28 – Graz Stadthalle, Austria
July 29 – Prague O2 Arena, Czech Republic
July 31 – Wacken Open Air, Germany
August 01 – Malmö Rock Slap Festival, Sweden
August 07 – Port Of Turku, Finland
August 13 – Gdansk Ergo Arena, Poland
August 15 – Geneva Arena, Switzerland
August 19 – Charleville-Mézières Cabaret Vert Festival, France


Words by Chris Krovatin