Slipknot tours, frontman plans solo effort

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With Slipknot‘s full-fledged North American tour set to begin in less than a week, news is abound concerning frontman Corey Taylor’s plans following. Many would assume that constitutes another jam with popular side project Stone Sour, but it turns out our favorite mainstream mosher has a different corey taylor Slipknot tours, frontman plans solo efforttrick up his straitjacket sleeve. News recently broke that Taylor intends to pursue a solo effort as a means to “branch out.” On the one hand, you would think he is busy enough with the aptly titled “All Hope is Gone” tour, which features fellow Roadrunner Records labelmates Trivium and Coheed & Cambria, yet Taylor feels the need for something else. What exactly? Well, to touch upon songs that, in his words, “don’t fit with” Slipknot or Stone Sour. What makes this news even more interesting stems from Taylor’s rumblings himself. He explains, per Billboard:

“[This album will be] kind of a cross between the Foo Fighters and Social D, with some Johnny Cash mixed in. Obviously there’s a country background that comes built-in with living in Iowa.”

Likewise, he also promises some hard edges to this Taylor-made adventure, which could go either way in terms of support from fans dedicated to the powerful driving madness of the 9, or the sociopolitical demolition caused by Stone Sour’s sophomoric effort (i.e. Bush critique track “Sillyworld”). At this point, a Corey Taylor solo project with ties to country music seems more of an oxymoron than Lil’ Wayne and hard rock, but only at first glance. Taylor remains a devoted lead vocalist and all-around focused band mate during the All Hope Is Gone tour, but for anyone who listened to “Zzyzx Rd.” from Stone Sour’s Come What(ever) May, the softer side to this maniac shines gloriously. Will it be enough to keep the hardcore listeners drawn in or not? Will it create a new fan base for a man who seems to be at an established career highpoint? We’ll see, but stick around for more coverage, including a concert review next month! Happy 10th anniversary from one maggot to another!

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All Hope Is Gone 2009 Tour Dates:
01/23 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
01/24 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
01/25 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Mid America Center
01/27 – Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum
01/28 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
01/30 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
01/31 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
02/02 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center
02/03 – Indianapolis, IN @ Pepsi Coliseum
02/05 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
02/06 – Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena
02/07 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
02/09 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex
02/10 – Charlotte, NC @ Cricket Arena
02/11 – Greenville, SC @ Bi-Lo Center
02/13 – Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
02/14 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
02/15 – Nashville, TN @ Sommet Center
02/17 – Duluth, GA @ Gwinnett Center
02/18 – Orlando, FL @ UCF Arena
02/19 – Pensacola, FL @ Pensacola Civic Center
02/21 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
02/22 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Nokia Theatre
02/23 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
02/25 – Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
02/26 – Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
02/28 – El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Coliseum
03/01 – San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
03/03 – Denver, CO @ Denver Coliseum
03/04 – Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum
03/05 – Glendale, AZ @ Arena
03/07 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
03/08 – San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena
03/10 – Ontario, CA @ Citizens Business Bank Arena
03/11 – Sacramento, CA @ ARCO Arena