Asking Alexandria Guitarist Ben Bruce Calls Slipknot Singer His “Rock God”

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Corey Taylor: Corey Taylor Facebook page/ Ben Bruce: Andreas Lawen, Fotandi (Wikimedia Commons)
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During a recent episode of the BBC’s “The Rock Show With Johnnie Walker” – during their “Rock God” segment, Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce called Stone Sour and Slipknot singer Corey Taylor his “Rock God.”

In speaking as to why he chose the Stone Sour and Slipknot singer as his “Rock God,” Bruce shared the following (which was transcribed by Blabbermouth):

“Corey has been someone that’s inspired and influenced me since I was — I don’t know — probably 10 [or] 11 years old. I was listening to a lot of blues music and other rock and metal music that’s passionate too, but there was just something about Slipknot where I was just mindblown. I’d never heard anything like it. And then from there I discovered Stone Sour, obviously, and I think the first song I heard by them was actually ‘Bother’, and I just remember thinking, ‘There’s no way this is the same guy.’ It really, for me, was those softer, almost rockier ballads in Stone Sour that really made think, ‘Okay, this guy is the real deal.’ From there, actually, me and Corey have ended up becoming really quite good friends over the years, which is incredible to think about considering what an inspiration he was to me growing up, and still is to this day.”

There are a lot of music fans throughout the world that can relate to what the Asking Alexandria guitarist has said about Corey Taylor. Both Stone Sour and Slipknot have had a powerful impact on the world of music, inspiring countless artists and bands. The Stone Sour and Slipknot singer is an incredibly talented individual – one with a powerful voice that has the means to capture the attention and inspire young artists.

If you had to pick what your “Rock God” would be, who would you choose?


Words by: Michael Pementel