Earlier this month, Slipknot member Shawn “Clown” Crahan shared that he is interested in the band no longer creating albums. This is a surreal idea, given that this is Slipknot we are talking about; for any major or huge band to just stop putting out records, that’s one hell of a drastic shift.
During a recent fan Q&A that took place at Monster-Mania Con, band frontman Corey Taylor was asked about what Clown has said. And per the Slipknot frontman, he seems pretty on board himself! He jokes about the band members being old and shares that doing smaller projects is more appealing. That said, he also mentions that he has an idea for a double concept record; Taylor did such a thing with Stone Sour back in the day, so it would be cool to hear something like that from Slipknot.
Here is what Corey Taylor had to say about Slipknot potentially no longer creating albums. (The following was transcribed by Rocknrollexperience.com):
“It’s kind of difficult to get 9 people in the same place anymore because we’re old and dicks (laughs), but the cool thing is that we all still get excited about good ideas. Jim (Root) & Mick (Thomson) are so good at writing music, me and Clown work really well coming up with stuff together, V-Man is actually really good.
“So we’ve done so much in our career that, at this point, we could sit back and just do EP’s; or I’ve got a good idea for a double concept record with a whole story line that goes along with it that I would love to do. But the cool thing is that we’ve kind of established our history, so whatever comes next will naturally be something that we want to do.
“So whether it’s going in and just blast out a couple psycho tunes and just have fun doing that, or we go in and do a very elaborate plan like the story line or something, either way, it’ll be something we’re totally into and I try to back, I back the group, ya know? At this point we’ve released so much music and we’re off our label now so the kinda sky’s our limit. We can do whatever we want, so whatever we do next will be something we are all on the same page for which is something you can’t always say.”
Are you down for Slipknot doing smaller projects instead of full-length albums? During that same fan Q&A, Corey talked about his past rocky relationship with Sid Wilson.