In a recent interview with Argentina’s Vorterix radio station, SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor spoke about whatever he thinks that SLIPKNOT could become historic band like BLACK SABBATH and DEEP PURPLE. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by Blabbermouth.net).
On whether he thinks SLIPKNOT has a chance to follow in the footsteps of bands like DEEP PURPLE and BLACK SABBATH and become a truly “historic” act:
On how playing with new SLIPKNOT members, bassist Alessandro “Vman” Venturella and drummer Jay Weinberg, is different to the way it was when Paul Gray and Joey Jordison were still in the band:
Corey: “I try not to think about it, to be honest, ’cause then it’s trying to compare something that is very different. For me, it was just about finding our groove instead of trying to copy the vibe that we had before. It was about adapting to a new backbeat, a new backbone, a new rhythm section, and just kind of letting that happen and us kind of falling in with it. It was a compromise. When you’re in a band, there’s a lot of compromise, and you have to find that pocket and that beautiful spot where everyone is really kind of doing their own thing and feeling really good about it. So I just kind of look at it as the new phase, basically, and [I’m] just trying to enjoy it for what it is. I try not to compare it too much.”