In an interview with U.K.’s Vice, SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor revealed that he has had “many” stalkers over the years. He said: “This is no bullshit — I’ve noticed that my singing and my lyrics bring out a certain type of schizophrenia that makes certain people stop taking their meds, and they hyper-focus on me. It gets really weird. I’ve had a handful over the years — luckily nothing too intense.”
On how he handles his stalkers, Taylor said: “The only thing I can do is report it. I make sure that everything is done by the book, but I also try to get them the help that they need. That’s the key element — making sure that they get the help they need. The couple of stalkers that I’ve had that weren’t affected by that end of the mental illness spectrum were much more of a ‘catfish’ kinda thing; a social media thing. They were creating a bunch of different profiles that would attack me, but then defend me. It was really fucking weird. It’s actually still going on. It comes and goes, and I haven’t been able to find out who it is. It’s tough to deal with, and it makes me close ranks a little more, which is hard to do in this fucking day and age, when part of what I do is so tied to social media. You just gotta do what you do.”
STONE SOUR’s latest album “Hydrograd” was released on June 30 via Roadrunner. Album was recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston, who has previously worked with ANTHRAX and STEEL PANTHER.