Corey Taylor wants to record ‘Dark Jazz’ album with ‘Jazzy’ Slipknot tracks

Rock News 08/01/2019

Wait, what?

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has revealed he’s looking into creating an all-new genre of… um… Jazz.

During a recent interview with RadioVegas.Rocks, Corey was asked if he would ever consider trying to cross over into country music, which he quickly shut down.

"F**k no! Absolutely not, and it's not to say that I couldn't write stuff like that," he said. 

However, the hard rocker revealed he would be interested in woking producing a few tunes with a bit more swing.

"My interest would be more singer-songwriter kind of vibe, like Squeeze or something like that."

Or — and I've actually been thinking about doing something like this — putting together a quartet or a quintet and doing a jazz album, like a dark jazz album, (and) recording it live in a room.

Corey understands a swing album wouldn’t nessesarily resonate with his traditional fan base, but a project like this would be driven by his love of Jazz.

“It won't sell shit. It would really just be for my own f**king personal collection… 'Cause I love jazz. A lot of people don't realize that — I listen to a lot of '40s and '50s jazz.

"The haunting stuff that [Billie] Holiday would do, the older stuff that Charlie Parker would do, when he was really fucked up — that would be the stuff that I would be closer to.”

As it turns out, Corey’s interest in Jazz has also led him to create ‘jazzy versions’ of Slipknot songs.

"And I've got, actually, jazzy versions of some of my own songs that I would love to try," he continued.

Probably something like 'Prosthetics' (Slipknot), I think would be really, really cool. And then 'Bother' — I've got a really cool jazzy version of 'Bother' that could be really cool."

When asked about the possibility of a solo career, Corey said he has no immediate plans to split with either of his two bands in pursuit of a Jazz career.

"I'm in two fantastic bands. Why would I ever (leave)?", he said.

"Unless I wanted to get super greedy, why would I try to split off and do something else. I'm very fulfilled by the music that I get to make with both bands. Is there a solo album in me? Yes. But it's not gonna be for a few more years."

None the less, a jazzy version of Prosthetics has us curious.