‘There’s still so much drama and issues’: Corey Taylor Talks Stone Sour Hiatus

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During a recent conversation on Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk, Corey Taylor was asked to comment on the current status of Stone Sour. For those who may not be aware, Stone Sour is the rock band that Taylor started prior to joining Slipknot. Stone Sour have been on hiatus since 2020.

Corey said that “nothing’s changed” in terms of the band being on hiatus, while also emphasizing that his heart is currently more focused on his solo work (as well as that of Slipknot). While talking about the state of Stone Sour, Corey brought up how there’s “still so much drama and issues” (regarding that of the band members).

This is what Corey Taylor has to say about the state of the band (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):

“To me, I’ve done the time doing stuff in a — for lack of a better term — band situation. And the reason I stick with Slipknot is because that, to me, is the one that kind of started everything. But Stone Sour, there’s still so much drama and issues [between the members]. To me, it’s just not something I desire to do. And songs in Stone Sour that I want to play are the ones that I wrote in the first place. So to me, I would rather go out with a group of dudes who I’ve known forever and have a great time playing these songs and have the audience enjoy it because they see a bunch of dudes up there enjoying it than try to force issues on an audience that nobody really wants to be a part of, let’s put it that way.”

Corey is asked if it is difficult for him to put Stone Sour to the side – given how much work he has put into the band. This is what he had to say:

“It’s been a bitter pill to swallow, but I’ve also reached an age where I refuse to waste any time with people who I don’t enjoy being with, let’s put it that way. And that’s saying more than I actually should be saying.

“When it comes to my bands, I know in the past I’ve been very open to talking about it. But I’m very reticent about talking about things that deal with people who I care about. And whether there are issues or not, I still care about them. So it’s tough. I have to rein myself in ’cause I’m not gonna throw anybody under the bus because nine times out of 10 I could be the problem too.”

Corey does add that anything is possible in terms of the band, and there could be a chance of them playing together again. Do you miss Stone Sour?

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