Corey Taylor Trashes Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: ‘Who Gives a S***’

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As far as Corey Taylor is concerned, he “couldn’t care less” whether Slipknot, Stone Sour, or his solo act are ever inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

During a recent chat with Audacy Check In, Taylor was asked which of his bands he would like to see enter the Rock Hall; in responding to this question, the vocalist reveals his feelings about the institution, mentioning that the idea of being inducted isn’t something he is “concerned” with.

He also speaks to his frustrations regarding how some artists/bands are inducted ahead of other acts who should already be in the Rock Hall. Speaking about his views pertaining to the institution, Taylor says (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):

“Oh, Jesus. At this point, who gives a shit, really? To be honest… It’s hard for me to say that they get it wrong because sometimes the people they induct one hundred percent deserve it. But there’s still so many groups that should go in before some of the ones that have. And it really upsets me, dude. So at this point it’s, like, I don’t even know if I’ll even be considered for something like that, and I couldn’t care less, to be honest. To me, that’s a high-five at the end of your career. I would rather have that later on.

“It’s just something I don’t really concern myself with. Would I be a stingy hog and want to be like the late, great David Crosby and be in there like four times? That would be great — if I could be in there for all three acts, that’d be killer. But I don’t think I’m even gonna get in for one. So it’s fine. I’ve got better things to do.”

Do you think Slipknot, Stone Sour, or Corey Taylor’s solo act deserves to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Earlier this year, we wrote a feature highlighting 10 artists and bands who have been snubbed by the Rock Hall; to find out which artists made the list, follow the link below.

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Upcoming solo Corey Taylor 2023 tour dates

  • Aug. 25 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium *
    Aug. 27 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater *
    Aug. 28 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore *
    Aug. 30 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave/Eagles Club – Eagles Ballroom *
    Aug. 31 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre *
    Sep. 2 – Chesterfield, MO – The Factory *
    Sep. 3 – Pryor, OK – Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds (Rocklahoma) ***
    Sep. 5 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit *
    Sep. 7 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues *
    Sep. 9 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center *
    Sep. 10 – Alton, VA – Virginia International Raceway (Blue Ridge Rock Festival) ***
    Sep. 12 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater *
    Sep. 13 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *
    Sep. 15 – Wallingford, CT – The Dome at Oakdale **
    Sep. 16 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount **
    Sep. 18 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues **
    Sep. 19 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues **
    Sep. 21 – Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall **
    Sep. 22 – Louisville, KY – Kentucky Exposition Center (Louder Than Life) ***
    Sep. 24 – Houston, TX – House of Blues **
    Sep. 25 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues **
    Sep. 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Revel **
    Sep. 28 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre **
    Sep. 29 – Henderson, NV – The Dollar Loan Center ***
    Oct. 1 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues **
    Oct. 3 – Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium **
    Oct. 5 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern **
    Oct. 7 – Sacramento, CA – Discovery Park (Aftershock Festival) ***

*** Festival / Radio show