One of the metal bands who’ve received a lot of press in the last year is Vended. And for good reason: the band features the sons of two members of Slipknot, Griffin Taylor (son of frontman Corey Taylor) and Simon Crahan (son of percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan). Not only that, but Taylor’s voice is in some ways very similar to that of his father. But now, in a new interview, Griffin has revealed that people negatively comparing Vended to Slipknot online have left him an emotional wreck.
“For me, I do see people’s responses to it, and I get a lot of great responses, because I love the crowd,” Taylor told Knotfest in the band’s first video interview. “I love the fans because they’ve been there for my dad and they will be there for me and I will not force them to be. But we do get backlash because of the comparison and the similarities.
“But we are different. And there have been times where I’ve read some hate comments on YouTube and I literally went into the bathtub, filled the bathtub up and just immediately started crying. I was just so fucking in a bad place before we got here. And now I’m in a good place because I’m with my friends.”
Griffin also makes it clear that he’s not planning on using his father’s fame to bankroll his project, saying, “We are planning on making an album, making our own projects, making our own videos, personal things. I’ve got some things that I’ve always wanted to do, but right now, since we’re so new and since we don’t really have the funds, it has to be put on hold. But we do have plans for more stuff…And I’ve been rewriting and writing and just trying to make it perfect so that it speaks from my soul. Because that’s all I’ve ever wanted — is to speak from my soul.”
Check out the full interview below:
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Words by Chris Krovatin