Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) – Metal Vocalist & Author
Corey Taylor is an alternative metal singer, musician, and songwriter known for his work with Stone Sour and Slipknot. In 1992, he formed Stone Sour in his native Des Moines, Iowa....More
Corey Taylor is an alternative metal singer, musician, and songwriter known for his work with Stone Sour and Slipknot. In 1992, he formed Stone Sour in his native Des Moines, Iowa. Several years later, he was invited to join Slipknot as a replacement for their original vocalist. Slipknot's 1999 self-titled debut LP peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, eventually going double platinum. The band's followup, 2001'sIowa, soared to number three on the Top 200 charts and became a number one album in the UK. With each album they made, Slipknot continued to climb the charts. Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) landed at number two while All Hope Is Gone (2008) was the band's first number one album in the US.
Meanwhile, Taylor reunited with Stone Sour for their 2002 self-titled album, which featured the songwriting skills of two of his fellow Slipknot bandmates. The album hit number forty-six on the charts; its follow-up, Come What(ever) May, debuted at number four. Stone Sour has continued to steadily release albums with their most recent effort being 2017's Hydrograd. Although Slipknot hasn't released a studio LP since 2014's .5: The Gray Chapter, they tour fairly regularly and released a live album, Day of the Gusano, in October 2017. Taylor, who possesses an impressive five and a half octave vocal range, has also performed with Anthrax, Steel Panther, Disturbed, and Korn.
In addition to being a vocalist, Taylor is also a New York Times bestselling author, including Seven Deadly Sins, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven, and You're Making Me Hate You. In August 2017, he released his latest book, America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside "The Greatest Country in the World (Da Capo Press).