Corey Taylor has grown weary of performing SLIPKNOT‘s “Wait and Bleed.” This notable song from the group’s 1999 debut album has consistently been part of their live performances, even featuring in Taylor‘s solo concerts, such as his recent tour opener on May 2nd.
Nonetheless, during an All Things Music podcast interview, Taylor expressed his exhaustion with playing the song live. He even rejected performing it during a previous SLIPKNOT tour, resulting in a poor concert review and ultimately leading him to reinstate it in their lineup.
“I’m going on record here. I’m not the one who vetoes these things. I vetoed one song for a half a tour — you’re gonna laugh — ‘Wait and Bleed,’ because I was f**king tired of playing it,” Taylor said.” I was like, ‘can we do one run where we don’t play it?’
“Listen to this s**t. We got a [four out of five stars] review from headlining Download specifically because we didn’t play ‘Wait And Bleed,'” he continued. “I was like, ‘are you f**king kidding me?’ I was so mad. I purposefully was like, ‘I don’t f**king wanna play this song ever again.’
“Well guess what? I’m the a**hole. It’s in my f**king solo set now. So there you go. I can’t escape it. People love that song. It’s not a bad song. It’s just old, man. And I, like everybody else who makes music, I love the fact that we have legacy stuff. But man, I f**king played that [forever].”
You can listen to the full interview below.