Corey Taylor Reveals What Made ‘Very Quiet’ Chris Cornell ‘Come Out Of His Shell’


Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor discussed Chris Cornell and covering Soundgarden’s “Outshined” in a new Loudwire interview.

“That song is no joke. It’s hard. We learned it that day,” explained Taylor. “I felt like we pulled it off; I felt like the audience loved it.” He added, “For me, I guess this is a posthumous thing, I didn’t realize the impact that Chris had on me as a writer and a singer until I really started thinking about the fact that he had no boundaries when it came to writing music and doing whatever he wanted … I was so inspired by that, whether it was the heaviness of stuff like ‘Jesus Christ Pose’ or the beautiful acoustic stuff like ‘Seasons’ he did on the Singles soundtrack.”

Taylor also discusses what Cornell was like as a person based on his personal experiences with him, “He was super cool. He was very quiet … he was almost shy. He came out of his shell onstage.”