During the interview with festival promoters Danny Wimmer Presents (DWP), SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor talked about that drives him.
He says (see video below): “What f*cking doesn’t drive me, to be honest. It’s a lot of things, obviously. It’s my passion for what I do. It’s my love for music and the way that it makes me feel. It’s the demons that I have from growing up, fighting off every horrible thing that I went through. It’s the love of the mob, the love of crowd, the reaction to the crowd, that need to feel them. It’s everything. It’s that need in me to create, it’s that need in me to explain, it’s that need in me to reach out, react, empathize and have people reciprocate that feeling to understand it, to relate, so you don’t feel as alone.”
He continued: “This whole word is full of lonely people, and the only time we really feel connected is [through] big events, whether it’s bad or good. So for me, if I can create those big events so people connect, not only with me but with each other, that’s what it’s about. I know that probably sounds fairly pretentious, but f*ck you! That’s what this is about, man. It’s about sharing your soul and having the courage to do it.”
Taylor added: “So what drives me? It’s everything. And it hasn’t stopped yet. So I don’t even know how far I’m gonna take this. But as long as I’m driven, I’ll be here.”