Slipknot are going very strong, but in a recent interview, vocalist Corey Taylor said that he can imagine parting ways from the band at some point in the future.
“You know honestly, if you’d have asked me a year ago I would have said no. But just now, I’m just kind of starting to … I’m 42, I’m not young anymore and as willing as my will is, I’m just beat up man,” Taylor says. “I mean I might as well be 60 in Slipknot years for christ sake.”
He adds, “I don’t know if I would retire, [but] I might step away from Slipknot at some point, just because the way the music is, that sense of energy. I don’t know if I could be able to do that into my 50s. And I would never want the band to feel like I was holding them back because I just couldn’t physically do it. So that means I wouldn’t completely quit music, I would probably just step away from Slipknot.”
“It’s something me and Clown have talked about, me and Clown have talked about that a bit … where the band is going to go. Because we’ve done it. We’ve done the crazy s***, we’ve done … At some point we’ll have to evolve again. We’ve evolved with every album. At some point it has to mean something other than just the f***ing insanity. And I think in a lot of ways it does not, but we’re all still young enough that we can pull it off physically.”
He continues, “It’ll be interesting to see cause I think that in the future we’ll make it less about the angst and the insanity and more about the creativity, because there’s so many creative people in the band, that … I mean f***, man, we could make like twelve albums of crazy, gnarly s*** that it wouldn’t have to just be balls out war every time. So it’s definitely something we’re thinking about, but at the same time you just never know.”