During a recent interview with Alamo True Metal, Alicia Taylor, a professional dancer and a member of the all-girl dance group CHERRY BOMBS, was asked what drew her initially to her husband of the past two and a half years, SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor.
“The first thing that I fell in love with of Corey was his mind,” she responded. “He’s so well read. He could talk about anything, and his interests are all over the place. And I love that about him. I love his intelligence. I love his ability to write and speak so well; he’s extremely articulate. I love that he’s a little geeky and a little nerdy. And he loves movies, and he loves music, and he loves sports, and he loves so many things. And he’s so well rounded in that aspect.
“So he and I would just talk about anything and everything and just find something — even if it was something that maybe I wasn’t into and he was really into, or he wasn’t really into but I was into, we could still talk about it and find something cool about it within one another.
She continued: “We are best friends. And I know everybody says that — it’s so cliché: ‘I married my best friend.’ But it’s true. We love hanging out, man. And we love exploring and doing things and traveling. And every day is an adventure together. I think it was his mind — absolutely — that I fell in love with first that drew me to him.
“We had been acquaintances for many years before we started dating,” Alicia added. “And our industry is so small. In our industry, everyone knows everybody or everyone knows someone through someone. The degree of separation is this big [holds two fingers close together]. So, we had always ran into each other a bunch of times but we never really got to know each other until we started planning that STONE SOUR  tour [with CHERRY BOMBS as a support act].
“And when you tour together, you’re around each other a lot; I mean, there’s nowhere to go. And we just connected so quickly and easily. And I mean, man, we’ll be together five years now coming up this year, and it’s still the same; nothing has changed. It’s just us two dicks having fun. And we do. And it’s so easy when it’s with the right person. And nothing’s hard; it just is the way it is and it’s life and you enjoy every day of it. Not to get too sappy on you or anything, but it really is the coolest thing I’ve ever felt in my life — his love.”
The couple got married in October 2019 in their hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada.