During the chat, the rock and metal singer indicated that “drama” between Stone Sour members played a role in the respite. Not to mention, “the solo thing is more where my heart is, to be honest,” Taylor explained.
As longtime fans know, Stone Sour is the band that Taylor formed in his native Iowa back in the early 90s before he became the lead singer of Masked Metalheads Slip knot. And while Stone Sour has gone on hiatus before, the rock group stepped back more significantly in 2020, three years after their last studio album, Hydrograde. Taylor also released his first solo album in 2020.
So what does the former Stone Sour bandleader think about the situation now?
“For me, I’ve done the time doing things in a — for lack of a better term — band situation,” Taylor told Trunk on Tuesday (August 30), according to Blabbermouth. “And the reason I stick with Slipknot is because for me it was the one that started it all.”
Taylor continued: “But Stone Sour, there’s still so much drama and issues [between the members]. For me, it’s just not something I want to do. And songs in Stone Sour that I want to play are the ones I wrote in the first place.”
He added: “So for me, I’d rather go out with a group of guys that I’ve known forever and have a great time playing these songs and have the crowd enjoy it because they see a bunch of guys up there that enjoy it than try to force issues on an audience that nobody really wants to be a part of, let’s put it that way.”
Does Taylor’s current assessment seem inconsistent with his previous remarks about Stone Sour’s indefinite hiatus? Last year he said Stone Sour “will always be there for me.”
Last month Slipknot released their new song “The Dying Song (Time to Sing)“, the first official single from their seventh studio album, The end, for nowwhich comes out Sept. 30. Last year’s pre-release Slipknot single “The Chapeltown Rag” will also appear on the effort.
Stone Sour, “Song #3” (Music Video)
Slipknot Fall 2022 US Tour Dates
September 20 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
September 21 – Springfield, Mo. @ GS Bank Arena
September 23 – Louisville, Ky. @ Louder Than Life Fest
September 24 – Alpharetta, Ga. @ Ameris Bank Amp.
September 27 – Austin, Texas @ Germania Amp.
September 28 – Dallas, Texas @ Dos Equis Pavilion
Oct. 1 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amp.
Oct. 2 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak Chin Pavilion
Oct. 4 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Usana Amp.
Oct. 6 – Sacramento, California. @ Aftershock Fest
Oct. 7 – Irvine, California. @ FivePoint Amp.
A photo timeline of Slipknot’s turbulent career
Because it wouldn’t be The Knot without chaos.