Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor jumped on an interview on the Steve-O’s Wild Ride! podcast, where he spoke on a number of things, including the band’s infamous mask-wearing.
During the podcast episode, he elaborated on how they create the concept for their masks for each album, as well as the process behind it all. And according to Taylor, his mask is already ready to rock, designed and all.
He said, “My new mask, is gonna fucking scare kids! It’s so gnarly, dude. It’s really uncomfortable, it freaked my wife out. She won’t look at it – and she loves crazy shit like that.” He continued, “She’s just like, ’That’s really bothering me, you need to put that picture away!’”
On the process Taylor said, “Sometimes we have a vision in our head – Clown is really good at it, because he’s an artist, so he’ll go somewhere gnarly and be like, ‘Okay, I’ve got this image…’ and then we’ll have outside people create it.”
“But then there’s some times where you’re just like, ‘I don’t have a real vision, but I have an idea,’ and you talk through it with a visual arts guy or a visual effects guy, and they will create it for you. And then you’ll look at it and go, ‘I like this, change this, blah blah blah.’ And you whittle it down until you get to something that’s really rad.”
During the conversation, Taylor also spoke on his thoughts on the current status of music streaming in the US. He said, “It’s kind of weird, it’s kind of hard, because in this day and age, it’s really hard to know which ones of the fucking streaming services actually compensate the artists that they’re ripping off.”
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