During a Chicago’s Riot Fest over the weekend, which both SLIPKNOT and Machine Gun Kelly headlined the fourth and final day, MGK took the opportunity to throw shade at Iowa metal act, saying he was glad to not be a 50-year-old wearing a mask.
Before going into his track “Jawbreaker,” MGK said to to crowd. “Hey, you wanna know what I’m really happy that I’m not doing? Being 50 years old wearing a f*cking weird mask on a f*cking stage. Fu*king sh*t. So anyway, what’s everyone’s favorite candy? Reese’s Pieces?”
Machine Gun Kelly’s statement may be connected with Corey Taylor‘s interview earlier this year, where he took a shot at MGK without mentioning his name.
The [young artists] that really frustrate me are the ones that they take something that’s been around forever and then just basically rework it and call it new — even though it’s completely derivative,” Corey told Cutter’s Rockcast. “You know the band they’re ripping off — they’re not even trying to rip off a bunch of bands; they’re ripping off one band. But the younger generation picks them up and says, ‘This is our blah blah blah,’ because they’re tired of old people telling them that the music that came before them was better. And I don’t know who’s right, but I know both are wrong, because we should be encouraging everything.”
“I’m just as bad,” he continued. “I’m the worst old fogey dude shaking his cane ever. And I hate everything. I hate all new rock for the most part. I [hate] the artists who failed in one genre and decided to go rock — and I think he knows who he is. But that’s another story.”