In a new Instagram photo album, Slipknot frontman visited the statue of late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell at the MoPOP in Seattle. He wrote, “Seattle
Corey Taylor and Chris Jericho discussed Chris Cornell in 2017 on Talk is Jericho.
Chris Jericho: You had a great little tribute, kind of broke down at the end, were you friends with Chris? Did you know him?
Corey Taylor: I met him. I mean we weren’t friends, but we were acquaintances.
Chris: See him around at festivals, and stuff.
Corey: He was such a fucking nice guy, like just a sweet guy, just a shy guy, soft spoken, an amazing singer. I feel fucking horrible about this, it wasn’t until he passed that I realized what a big impact he had had on me as a songwriter. He wrote whatever the fuck he wanted man. I mean whether it was the heavy shit from Soundgarden, from Badmotorfinger, like “Slaves and Bulldozers,” or the really amazingly beautiful shit from the Singles soundtrack, like “Seasons,” which is such a gorgeous song.
Chris: Or the dancey stuff he had on his solo record [Scream] he got shit for.
Corey: Yeah, you know what, fuck you, he did that because he wanted to. I didn’t realize what an influence that was on me until I really put it in perspective, and I was like holy shit, he was the dude I looked up to, because he didn’t give a fuck man. He wrote what he wanted to fucking write. I never got to tell him that, and that is going to be a regret for me for a long fucking time. It’s a god damn shame.
Creed frontman Scott Stapp revealed last week what killed Chris Cornell. Taylor said at a concert in 2017, “”One of the worst things that ever happened was losing people like Chester [Bennington]. He was a good friend of mine, and I was as stunned as you guys were. Because I knew how sweet he was and how open he was and how fucking amazing he was as a person. And the fact that he fought and fought and fought until he couldn’t fight anymore broke my heart. So for him, and for people like Chris, who I looked up to, and for friends of mine who I know have taken their own life, I am taking that and I am turning it around and saying not one fucking more!” A Foo Fighters member making a Chris Cornell tribute show snub remark to a Grunge icon was revealed last week.