That emotion can only last so long, though. Not only for a multi-platinum band whose members are all richer beyond their humble dreams when they were still stuck in Iowa, but for anyone. Anger eventually burns itself out and it does so much quicker than most emotions. That they’ve sustained it this long is a minor miracle – although judging from the last two albums, Slipknot has certainly been leaning away from that. With the nature of the beast, if they stray too far away from it, they become something else. Something that sounds a lot like Stone Sour.
So, again, nothing official has been announced. No concrete decision has been made yet. This is all conjecture and speculation, of course. But it seems that Taylor’s words betray his mindset going in to this. It stands out to me as a glaring indication that Slipknot may have seen its last days and that his future may be exclusively with Stone Sour.
Unless, of course, you take in to account the rumor that he’s the new singer for Velvet Revolver. Going back to the emotion of anger, it rears its head for one last burst…
Really? Velvet Revolver? Why? Nothing against Velvet Revolver; they’re good for what they are. But Stone Sour runs circles around them, and is the world clamoring for a Velvet Revolver reunion? Especially when one of the main reasons people tuned in – Scott Weiland – won’t be a part of it?
Please, Corey. If Slipknot has to die, I understand. So be it. Long live Stone Sour. But Velvet Revolver does not have to be part of the equation.
Although I hope you’re part of the equation when next we meet. Hopefully, I’ll see you here again in seven days. Thanks for reading.