Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Hates Selfie Sticks, ISIS, Most Things Really

Written by Mitch Feltscheer on 26th June, 2015

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Hates Selfie Sticks, ISIS, Most Things Really

Slipknot frontman and mask aficionado Corey Taylor recently released a book, delightfully titled You’re Making Me Hate You, and chatted to NME about some of the things that inspires his seemingly endless vitriol.

At the top of the list is current du jour of douchebags everywhere, selfie sticks, the insufferable camera phone extender that’s thankfully being banned at an increasing amount of music festivals. Asked what he’d do to someone with a selfie stick in the audience Corey opened up on just how much he despises them:

“I would find a baseball bat – or a cricket bat in England – and I would beat the living s**t out of that person probably and then I would go to jail without even being the slightest bit f**king sorry. Cuff me up, officer!”


Elsewhere in the interview Corey takes the highly controversial side of hating the s**t out of terrorist group ISIS saying “Not that I’m all “rah rah war, that’s the answer” but this is something that could affect everybody. What they stand for just spits in the face of what we should be about. If I think about it for too f**king much I trash a hotel room, which I haven’t done since I quit drinking and what’s the f**king point of that.”

Turns out old mate does like some things though, which include Larry David, creator of Seinfeld, whose “f**king psychotic” neuroses he takes inspiration from, and English people. Go figure.

You can check out the full NME chat here, and yeah, best leave the selfie sticks at home at the next Slipknot concert.

Image: Corey Taylor Onstage With Slipknot / Photo By Nic Bezzina


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