Slipknot Might Make Knotfest a Tour, Says Corey Taylor


Story and photo by Anne Erickson

Corey Taylor says Slipknot is thinking about making Knotfest more than a one-off festival

Slipknot’s Knotfest kicked off in 2012 and has been a major music festival in one or two cities per year ever since. But, would Knotfest ever become a full-fledged touring festival? In a few interview with Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta on his Jasta Show podcast, Corey Taylor said the guys are thinking about it.

“It’s definitely something we’re thinking about and it’s one of the reasons why we’ve built it the way we have,” Taylor said in a statement. “For us, it was about the foundation of the brand itself. It was making sure that this was something that we could continue to build up. You don’t want to go from zero to a million.”

The first-ever Knotfest happened in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 2012 and made the move to San Bernardino, California in 2014. Since then, Knotfest has been held all over the world, including Japan, Mexico, and, for the debut time this year, Colombia. In 2016, Slipknot and metal icon Ozzy Osbourne joined forces to kick off the first ever Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, featuring Slipknot and Ozzy Osbourne performing headlining sets. Ozzfest Meets Knotfest has also featured Taylor other band, Stone Sour, headlining.

Later on in the podcast, Taylor talked about his discography and said that he considers Stone Sour’s 2010 album “Audio Secrecy” the only creative “hiccup” in his career. Not that “Audio Secrecy” was a failure of any kind. That album spawned a few rock hits, including “Say You’ll Haunt Me” and “Hesitate.”

Taylor and Stone Sour are currently on tour opening for Ozzy’s No More Tours 2 run, which is being billed as Ozzy’s final tour.



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