In a new interview with Slasher Pepper, Griffin Taylor, the 18-year-old son of SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor, was asked how he will pass on the legacy of recently deceased founding SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison.
“Well, I don’t feel like passing on Joey Jordison‘s legacy is my mission in life,” Griffin responded. “I feel like that goal should be towards Simon [Crahan, VENDED drummer and son of SLIPKNOT percissionist M. Shawn Crahan]. Because he was pretty much — I wouldn’t say taught by Joey, because he played when he was very young, ’cause Simon started playing when he was very young. But I feel like Simon learned a lot more from Joey than he could ever teach me. So I feel like that honor should go to Simon, on passing Joey Jordison‘s legacy on. ‘Cause Simon is a damn good drummer. I wouldn’t say better than Joey, because that would be rude. But I will say that he is up there with Joey.”
“I really didn’t know Joey that well, ’cause I was way too young to even process what SLIPKNOT was or even process what my dad did for a living or any of the other members,” he continued. “So, people harped for me when I continued posting my bullsh*t on my Instagram [after Joey‘s death]. They weren’t pissed, but some individuals were, like, ‘You should probably go consult your dad.’ And I was, like, ‘I did do that. And I’m not gonna tell you what he said. Because that would be very rude and also start some bullsh*t. So I don’t wanna do that.’ People were just, like, ‘You should be having a moment of silence.’ And I’m, like, ‘I did the black screen. I just didn’t know him.’ Not to disrespect him — he was a really good dude, and R.I.P. and all that sh*t, but I just didn’t know him. I haven’t seen him in years, honestly.”
After interviewer noted that “it takes so little to get people pissed nowadays,” he said: “People get pissed with me making jokes over my own depression. ‘Cause people are, like, ‘Oh, you can’t be depressed. You’re Corey Taylor‘s son. You have the best f*cking life in the world.’ It’s, like, motherf*cker, I’ve been through three divorces. I’ve been bullied at school. I’ve got a lot of mental sh*t going on. You don’t know my life. It’s very frustrating, but it’s gotten to the point where it’s literally just numb, where I just don’t f*cking care anymore.”