The members of Slipknot put on one of the most impressive live shows in heavy metal, however the touring life takes a lot of energy out of them. It’s also something the band will soon take a break from, according to frontman Corey Taylor.
Slipknot still fully intends to head out on a full-scale run of the United States this summer alongside Lamb of God, Bullet for My Valentine and Motionless in White, in what is one of the most anticipated runs of this year, but after that they’re going to take some time for themselves.
“We’re gonna finish touring and then we’re gonna take a couple of years off again to, kind of, let everything chill,” Taylor recently explained to Rock Sverige from this year’s Copenhell festival in Denmark.
“I’m gonna go do my thing, [and] everybody else’s gonna go, kind of, do their thing. I know Clown’s [percussion] got movies that he wants to make, which is very cool. He just wrapped his first feature a couple of months ago, which I’m pretty stoked for him about.
“So everybody is gonna, kind of, do their thing, and then, in a couple of years, we’ll get back together and see what happens again.”
Taylor continued to say that Slipknot is planning on returning to a process that they used to do back before the loss of late bassist Paul Gray. “We would go [pursue other projects] for a while and then we would get back together after a couple of years and say, like, ‘All right. What have we got now?’ So I think that’s what we’re gonna do.'”
The vocalist also addressed how Slipknot has managed to stay at the top of their game for nearly two decades. “I don’t know… to be honest,” said Taylor. “I mean, the only thing that I can say, or figure out, is maybe because our reasons for making music have never changed.
“We’re still the band who remembers what it was like to hear our favorite bands when we were 14. And remember playing in front of an audience when we were, like, 19 — or, in my case, my first show was when I was 13. That same passion carries over today.”
Slipknot will launch their headlining ‘Summer’s Last Stand‘ tour on July 24 in West Palm Beach, Florida.