Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has revealed that he’s keen to expand his musical repertoire with a “whiskey jazz” album “at some point.”

During a recent GalaxyCon video chat, Taylor discussed his desire to delve into “the dirtier side of jazz.”

“I definitely want to do a jazz album at some point. I talked about it in a couple of different interviews and stuff,” he explained.

Taylor continued, “But I definitely have a certain style of jazz that I gravitate towards more – like a dirtier side of jazz, the whiskey jazz is what they call it…

“I definitely still want to do a darker acoustic album. I don’t write stuff like that all the time, and the reason I don’t do that is because it’s so easy for me, I can write that shit in my sleep.

“I like tripping out on all the genres that I grew up listening to and trying to create some amalgam hybrid that is exciting and kind of pops and gets people into the stuff that I was listening to.

He added, “Other than that, I don’t know, man. I’ve done it all.”

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It’s not the first time Corey has expressed interest in tackling a new genre. Back in 2016, he told RadioVegas.Rocks’s Chaotic Radio that he was keen to create a “dark jazz” album.

“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, recording it live in a room,” he said at the time.

“It won’t sell shit. It would really just be for my own fucking personal collection… ‘Cause I love jazz. A lot of people don’t realise that — I listen to a lot of ’40s and ’50s jazz.

“And there is this… 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.

Taylor added that he’s even come up with some “jazzy versions” of his own tracks.

“Probably something like ‘Prosthetics’, 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.”

You can read more about this topic on the Metal Observer.

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