Corey Taylor Celebrates 12 Years Of Sobriety + Speaks To Hanging Out In Pubs Nowadays

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As of 2022, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor celebrates 12 years of sobriety. Taylor recently took part in a new episode of The Moon Under Water, a podcast where various guests speak to their dream pub. While Corey is focused on staying sober, he enjoys chilling out in pubs still.

In reflecting on his journey of sobriety, the Slipknot singer shares the following (as transcribed by Blabbermouth): “The first few years is weird, because you realize quickly how much a part of your personality booze has become, and you kind of have to sort out who you are, what you’re comfortable with and largely just the habit of it.

I was never a big beer drinker, so non-alcoholic brew, that wasn’t the key. So I started with sodas and then just kind of went to water. And now that’s just what I do.”

Corey speaks to why he enjoys the atmosphere of pubs and how the experience of being in a pub is about the company you keep. In talking about how he handles his time in pubs, he shares the following:

“To me, going out and hanging out in a pub or a bar or whatever is more about the company you keep. And you realize at some point the golden moment is going to go away. So you try to time your departure right around that time where you’re just, like, ‘Okay, we’ve got about 10 minutes before he becomes a super mess. So I’m gonna split, and I’ll talk to you guys later.'”

“I try not to ‘Irish goodbye’ everybody, where you just split. I only did that, really, when I was drinking. [Laughs] But I make sure that everybody’s good; I make sure that everybody’s… Okay, if anybody needs a ride home, I’m the first one to do it. ‘Cause it’s usually just me and my wife.

My wife still drinks, but she’s very social. She’s way better at it than I was. Usually right about the time she’s starting to kind of… She’s just, like, ‘I’m tired. We need to split.’ I’m, like, ‘Ah. You had me at ‘I’m ready to go.” So we’re out the door and heading for home.”

Congratulations of 12 years of sobriety Corey! We are proud of you! When it comes to other rockers who champion sobriety, Five Finger Death Punch frontman Ivan Moody said that Rob Halford of Judas Priest provided him emotional support while Moody was working on becoming sober. And as of this year, Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx  celebrated 21 years of sobriety!