During a recent appearance on the latest episode of the “Wild Ride! With Steve-O” podcast, SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor was asked if he has a preferred way that people can consume music from his various projects.
“Obviously, I’m gonna say the old-school way — buy the album, look at the artwork, read the lyrics,” he responded. 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 f*cking streaming services actually compensate the artists that they’re ripping off.
“It’s more important for me that people listen to the music,” he continued. “At this point, I’ve kind of made peace with the fact that there are various services who are just kind of screwing us, and until the legislation is actually enforced, which they passed under Trump — which I couldn’t f*cking believe — they’ll keep charging us at that rate. But they’ve appealed that legislation. I don’t think the appeals will actually go through. They will raise the rates, and musicians will be able to make a living off their recordings again.”
Taylor also praised METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich whose band’s image took a tremendous beating in the eyes of music fans after METALLICA launched legal action against the pioneering music file-sharing service Napster in 2000.
He said: “I remember everyone giving him so much sh*t ’cause of that, and he was so right on so many f*cking levels, dude. It’s scary. And I wonder how many people look back and eat a little crow because of that… ‘Cause he knew — he knew that this was the direction we were going.”
SLIPKNOT released their latest album, We Are Not Your Kind, on August 9, 2019 via Roadrunner Records. Album was once again recorded at a Los Angeles studio with producer Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed SLIPKNOT‘s 2004 album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) and helmed 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter.