Corey Taylor tears up and reminisces about past fist fight + reconciliation with Sid Wilson

There may be a fraternal bond with the members of Slip knot, but since brothers may eventually butt heads and fight, they often reconcile and strengthen that bond in the long run. While performing at Philadelphia’s Monster Mania Con over the weekend, the singer sang Corey Taylor addressed a fan question about past tensions with the record player Sid Wilsonand shared a story that they came to blows in a heated moment, but then later got emotional when talking about their reconciliation.

Video shared by The Rock N Roll experience below shows Taylor recalling the incident that eventually led to their implosion. “Me and Sid [Wilson] got into a fistfight, and that’s something I’m not proud of,” Taylor recalls (as transcribed by Blabbermouth and Rock N Roll Experience). “It was in a tough, tough time. He and I were at such parallel ends—polarized and parallel ends—of the universe for no other reason than we were just in different places in our lives. But for some reason we knocked just head hard. And it wasn’t good, to the point where when he came into the room, I’d go, and if I came into the room, he’d go.”

Taylor clarifies: “This was about six years ago, so it’s… We’re fine now, just so everyone knows. But it came to a head in Sweden. And he and I were both on edge. Luckily we this away from the fans. We had just had a meet-and-greet at the time. And a fan had given me a comic that I had been looking for for a long time. So I looked at it and really appreciated it. that, and Sid is Sid, [he] came up and didn’t know what was going on, he probably thought he was just joking, but came up and he knocked it right out of my hand hard. He just hit it. And in any other context it would have been funny, like, “Oh, you dick,” you know. But everything was amplified and all the things you didn’t say come rushing into your mind and it becomes a problem. And it turned into us turning on each other and going hard on each other to the point where the band had to pull us apart. He said he wanted to go home and leave the trip. I wouldn’t apologize. That was bad, man.”

Turning the conversation to their eventual reconciliation, Taylor became emotional and teary as he recalled, “When I had my back surgery, [Sid] was the first to call me and [pauses] he just said, he was like, “I’m so sorry,” and I said, “I’m so sorry.” And I said ‘I love you’. He was like, ‘Are you okay?’ And I was like, ‘I’m fine. Everything is good.’ And just like that, nothing else mattered but me and my brother.”

Taylor continues, “I’m really proud and I’m really happy that he and I were able to smash all that shit, because he’s one of my favorite people in the world. The way he thinks, the way he creates, he’s one of the best secret weapons we have in Slipknot because his musical mind is so creative. Plus, he teaches us every mask he comes up with. I just look at him and go, “Shit! Goddamn! Why did you think about it?”

“But it’s the kind of thing that makes you happy for the people you’ve been in the trenches with, with whom you’ve spent half your life on the road building this thing. I didn’t expect that, and yet to this day. , it means the world to me,” says Taylor. “So that’s how you keep going. It’s not about the fights, it’s about getting back together. And that’s the most important thing we’re ever going to know. That’s the shit; that’s the stuff you do.”

Things are back on track with the pair, with Wilson revealed back in August that his animatronic mask actually mimics Corey Taylor during their performances.

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