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SLIPKNOT Vocalist Corey Taylor Celebrates 10 Years Of Sobriety

Posted October 21, 2016 by Josh Drespling in Empire Extreme News Feed

Corey Taylor has now been sober since 2006. The Slipknot frontman had battled alcohol and drug addiction in the early days of the band’s career, but was able to move on and lead a much healthier life in the years since. Taylor opened up about his sobriety speaking with Scott Ian on his “Never Meet Your Heroes” podcast.

“There was a huge war going on in my head, and that kind of fed the booze,” he said. “That fed a lot of my issues with drinking and shit because I had given up drugs when I was a teenager so that wasn’t an issue for me, but the booze was really the anchor that I [still had]. I had bullshitted myself into thinking that I couldn’t go on stage without it like, ‘It’s good luck.’ Such addict bullshit.”

Taylor talked about how writing Stone Sour’s hit bother was therapeutic for him: “‘Bother’ really was for me, that was me trying to prove that I could still contribute something,” he said. “I’ve never been as good a guitar player as anybody in SLIPKNOT and I’m okay with that, but the stuff that I was writing was so much more the STONE SOUR side of stuff that suddenly it was filling this void that I didn’t even realize that I had. So that really kind of allowed me to kind of feel good about what I was doing but then that fed the ego and I just became that lead singer douchebag, which honestly I wish I wouldn’t have been but at the same time I’m glad that I went through it, because I wouldn’t be who I am now if I hadn’t.”

“This switch would kind of go off in my head and I would either be just completely oblivious to who I was or who I was talking to or I would just be vicious, really selfish, really just dark attitude, shitty, selfish, just bullshit, just ego shit,” he said. “To this day, there are still a lot of friends of mine who are like, ‘If you ever fall off the wagon don’t call me, dude.’ So I know it’s in me, and I think that’s the difference between me and a lot of other people is the fact that I can at least admit it.”

Congratulations Corey!

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