Last year’s very public war of words between Machine Gun Kelly and Corey Taylor got pretty ugly. Thankfully, things have been quiet on that front (at least publicly) for the past few months. But now, due to a new documentary about Machine Gun Kelly released by Hulu, that silence appears to be due to MGK actually feeling a sense of regret about how it all went down.
Read our full transcription of the Corey Taylor-related excerpt from the documentary below.
Machine Gun Kelly Sorry about Corey Taylor Fight
“It’s funny, the whole Slipknot issue (which really isn’t a Slipknot issue, it’s a Corey issue). That situation’s unfortunate because I think both of us let our egos get in the way.
You know, I was a fan of Slipknot. I was a fan of Corey. That’s why I’d asked him to get on Tickets to My Downfall. He obviously had mutual respect, too, because he cut a verse.
I kind of tried to give notes back, like ‘oh, you know, this wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, can we try this?’ And respectfully he was like, you know, ‘no.’ And I was like, ‘okay, cool.’ So we didn’t use it. You know, then I heard him on a podcast. “
The statement from Corey he’s referring to is:
“I hate all new rock, for the most part. The artists (in quotes) who failed in one genre and decided to go rock… and I think he knows who he is.”
Machine Gun Kelly goes on to say:
“That narrative always confused me. My most successful album was the album I just put out. Hotel Diablo, that’s a rap album that has a billion-plus streams. I could have handled it differently. I should have just picked up the phone and been like hey dude, ‘why would you say that’? But, instead, we all acted ridiculous.”
Is this officially the end? Will Corey accept the extension of MGK’s (sort of) olive branch? Only time will tell.
In the meantime, catch up on some of our other recent Slipknot stories below and go be sure to catch Slipknot live.
- 9/20 – Nashville, TV – Bridgestone Arena
- 9/21 – Springfield, MO – Great Southern Bank Arena
- 9/23 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
- 9/24 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
- 9/27 – Austin, TX – Germania Amphitheatre
- 9/28 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
- 10/1 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
- 10/2 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
- 10/4 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
- 10/6 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
- 10/7- Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre