Corey Taylor Wants To Cover One Beatles Song And Erase Another

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If Corey Taylor has one thing to offer the world, it’s opinions. In a recent interview with the Zach Sang Show, the Slipknot frontman described The Beatles’ iconic “All You Need Is Love”  as both “hippie garbage” and “one of the biggest pieces of shit that I’ve ever heard in my life. And every time I hear it, I feel like I’m getting shot at. Put it that way, it’s that bad.”

Taylor doubled down on his anti “All You Need Is Love” stance in a video posted to his YouTube channel. One particular fan disagreed with his assessment, arguing that the track is their finest work. “No, it’s not,” Taylor shot back. “It’s a piece of shit.”

Not one to let a good argument rest, during a new appearance on the Barstool Backstage podcast, the singer elaborated on his position about “All You Need Is Love”, but made sure to preface it by saying that he is “a massive BEATLES fan.” 

“I love The Beatles,” he insisted (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). “I study them like the Zapruder film sometimes, man, ’cause I feel like they were really the kind of the progenitor for so many different vibes.

“In the ’60s, you had very specific bands that did very specific things, obviously The Who, The Kinks, all that stuff, that kind of led down different musical paths,” he explained. “But The Beatles, dude, were so instrumental in really kind of planting the seeds for so many different genres. The fact that they are clowned now makes me mad, and I’ve push those people down by their fucking face when they talk shit. “

Taylor continued to elaborate on his love for The Fab Four, calling The Beatles’ catalog of music “unmatched. Even bands like Led Zeppelin, who are massively fucking influential, [they] don’t hold a candle to what The Beatles were able to do.”

Having made his position clear, Taylor circled back to “All You Need Is Love”, saying: “It’s just so fucking saccharine. Every time I hear it, I get a cavity. I’m just, like, ‘What the fuck is this garbage?'”

Asked about his favorite Beatles record, Taylor explained: “Oh shit, dude. I mean, Revolver‘s really, really good. That one. But here’s the thing, man, a lot of their great songs weren’t even on albums; they were singles, man. So, I look at stuff like ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ as one of the darkest fucking songs. And I’ve never had the balls to cover it, let’s put it that way. I’ve always wanted to, ’cause it has the potential to be able to kind of take it down this fucking twisted vibe.”