SLIPKNOT’s COREY TAYLOR Recalls Receiving Death Threat

Corey Taylor 2019

While announcing the upcoming Forum or Against ‘Em streaming event, Corey Taylor looked back on the first time he played at The Forum venue with SLIPKNOT in Los Angeles, CA.

Forum or Against ‘Em streamed last night (October 2).

“The first time I played The Forum that I remember was 2001 with SLIPKNOT. It was on the ‘Pledge of Allegiance’ tour. It was right after 9/11, so it was a crazy, crazy time,” Corey said. “It was the first time I got a death threat. Somebody called in to the switchboard and said, ‘You have a hero playing there tonight. His name is Corey Taylor, and he’s a dead man.’

“Because legally they have to tell me these things, I played the whole show wondering if there was a laser pointer on me the entire time,” he continued. “And then the fire marshal threatened to shut the show down because it looked like a riot was gonna happen and the barricade was starting to break.

“So to keep from shutting that show down, I had everybody stop and we had a moment of silence for the people who died in 9/11. And because we did that, everyone stopped, and you could hear a pin drop. And it was at least a minute,” Corey added. “They were able to fix the barricades, and the fire marshal was, like, ‘I’ve never seen anything like it.’ That’s my first memory of The Forum.”

Corey Taylor released his debut solo album, CMFT, yesterday (October 2) via Roadrunner Records.