COREY TAYLOR Says His New Year Resolution Is To Give Up Sugar

Corey Taylor 2019

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor revealed to Kerrang! that he hopes to give up sugar in 2021.

He said: “That’s my resolution — to try and get back to zero. I’ll tell you what: it’s been the one thing that’s been the hardest for me to really let go of. I’ve quit smoking, I’ve quit drinking, I’ve quit drugs; I’ve quit all that stuff. But this is the one that’s kind of hanging around.”

On why is so difficult to give up sweet things, Corey elaborated: “Maybe it’s because I’m surrounded by it because I have kids — it makes it a little tougher. Plus my sweet tooth is also just so ridiculous: I once filled a red Solo cup with peanut butter and a half bag of M&Ms and ate it like it was a bowl of cereal… this is the kind of person you’re dealing with. [Laughs] I’m not amateur — I’m a professional fat-ass!”

Corey has recently revealed some interesting details about a new project in the works, stating, “I’m…doing a really cool secret project that I can’t talk about yet that we were asked to do, which is gonna be rad.”

With his debut solo album. CMFT, being released just couple of months ago, Taylor has already started working on a new solo effort.

“We’re still hammering things out and getting ready for CMFT2,” Corey said. “The songs that I’ve got together for this are really, really good — people are gonna sh*t when they hear it!”

When asked how he has coped with the idea of the world shutting down, he responded: “I mean, it was weird… this is the longest I’ve been off the road for 20 years, and when it first started, I was like, ‘Okay, it’ll be six months at the most…’ But when it finally got into, ‘Okay, we’re getting into 2021 now and we’re not really sure what’s going on,’ it was daunting.

“The first month or two I was almost shifting down into normal life, because my brain is so hardwired to not get settled for months at a time,” Corey continued. “Normally I get home and I have a good month, and then I’m back on the road again.

“It was interesting to feel that shift, and getting to that point of embracing domestic life. But, at the same time, this was all also the catalyst for doing the solo album the way I did, realizing that I had an opportunity to go in [to the studio] and bang it out real quick, and make something really awesome…

“I didn’t think it was going to have this sort of impact, which is rad,” he added. “I was just excited to make it and see what would happen. The flipside of that coin, though, is that it made me miss touring even more because I want to play these songs, and play with these guys live. It was definitely a tease, let’s put it that way. But it was still a great way to do something cool and put something out for people, and they’ve really enjoyed it.”