COREY TAYLOR Admits He Gets Bored At TOOL’s Live Performances

Maynard James Keenan Corey Taylor

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman, Corey Taylor, candidly admitted during an episode of “Steve-O’s Wild Ride!” that he finds the live performances of TOOL to be dull.

While discussing his favorite live bands, Taylor expressed his admiration for ALICE IN CHAINS, saying: “I mean, Jerry [Cantrell, guitarist] – the whole band is amazing. The way that Sean Kinney, the drummer, swings as he plays, because everything for them is naturally slower. The things that they do to manipulate the riffs because they are so sludgy anyway, but the way they lock in together is f**king unreal. They’re so good that it’s criminal; to this day they’re that good.”

However, upon Steve-O‘s suggestion that TOOL, is the best live band, Taylor revealed his contrasting sentiments, describing their live shows as unstimulating.

“I’ll tell you what… TOOL to me is an acquired taste because they’re so dialed that it’s almost like listening to the album,” Corey said. “That to me, as a punk kid growing up, that’s not necessarily where I’m at. They’re amazing at what they do, but when I go to a show, I want to see something as well, and because they’re not as demonstrably active, I get bored. I hate to say that.

He continued: “It’s not because they’re boring, it’s because I’m myself bored, because I’m so used to s**t like NAPALM DEATH where Barney’s [Greenway, singer] walking up walls and jumping on people’s heads, you know? But what [TOOL] do dude – I mean, Danny Carey is one of the greatest f**king drummers of all time. The way they mesh together as a band is so effortless. I mean, they take you there. And they’ll extrapolate stuff for minutes upon minutes to getting you there, and it’s longer than the album, and you’re just like [makes a face to simulate being zoned out and mesmirized]. They’re just pulling you in, it’s crazy. But to me – maybe I should go and see them now, as [I’m] older, I’d probably appreciate it more than I did when I was younger.”