Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has reacted to rumors that the band will cancel their European tour in the wake of the tragic death of M. Shawn Crahan’s daughter Gabrielle.
A fan tweeted, “Hi Corey. Are Slipknot still playing @DownloadFest as there has been some unsubstantiated rumours. Obviously everyone would understand if not. Cheers.”
Taylor responded, “Slipknot is still coming to Europe. Thanks for asking.”
M. Shawn Crahan recently announced, “It is with a broken heart, and from a place of the deepest pain, that I have to inform all of you that my youngest daughter, Gabrielle, passed away yesterday – Saturday May 18th, 2019. She was 22 years old. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming. My family and I ask that our privacy be respected moving forward. Thank you. Much love, clown.”
In a new Kerrang interview, Taylor revealed why the band’s 2018 single “All Out Life” didn’t make the band’s new album We Are Not Your Kind.
“[All Out Life isn’t on the album] from a standpoint of it was kind of its own thing that really just let people know that we weren’t gone, and that we were still looking forward and working on music,” the vocalist explains to Kerrang!. “It was just such a catchy song that it made sense to release it. But now, in context with the story that we’re telling [on We Are Not Your Kind], we weren’t sure if we were going to put it on there.”
Of course, the single’s ‘We are not your kind’ chant eventually spawned the title for Slipknot’s new album – something that Corey wasn’t expecting.
“I didn’t think it would be anything more than a great chant at a concert,” he tells Kerrang! in their world-exclusive cover feature. “It was one of the things in my head that I could hear 50,000 people screaming at the top of their lungs, pumping fists. It wasn’t so much that I thought it was benign or anything – it was definitely something that I thought, ‘This could be something really cool’ – but it took on a life of its own, and that’s when I really started thinking about the phrase; about how it could be perceived.”
Slipknot is still coming to Europe. Thanks for asking.
— SHRED DJENT REDEMPTION (@CoreyTaylorRock) May 30, 2019