Corey Taylor Retirement: ‘Maybe I’ve Got Another Five Years Left of Physically Touring’


Corey Taylor of Stone Sour and Slipknot.

Corey Taylor – Story by Cat Badra, photo by Anne Erickson

Is a Corey Taylor retirement coming in as little as five years? The Slipknot and Stone Sour singer is opening up about the possibility

As a band gets older, the question often emerges of whether or not that said band is going to retire or at least some key band members. As it turns out, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor doesn’t mind the question at all. In fact, he recently opened up about how many years he thinks he has left of touring like he does, which is constantly. He also said that if we wanted to retire, he’d go so far to help his bandmates in Slipknot find a vocalist to replace him. In a new interview with Rock Antenne, he talks about that reality of a Corey Taylor retirement.

Now, it’s pretty shocking to think of Slipknot without Taylor. He’s been the focal point of the band for years. He also has a major fanbase that comes to see him perform live, whether it’s with Slipknot or his other band, Stone Sour, or when he performs his solo stuff. However, Taylor has thought about the fact that one day, he’ll want to retire from touring.

“As long as I can physically do it, and as long as there are people there to see it, man, I’ll continue to do it,” he said in the interview. “Now, if the quality starts to fail, then I’ll know it’s time to hand it in.”

Taylor added, “And I’ve already thought about it — I’ve already thought about, maybe I’ve got another five years left of physically touring like this. I try to take care of myself. I work out when I can. The travel out here [in Europe] is exhausting; the food is horrible; so it makes it hard to do that. But as long as I can keep at it, that’s at least what I wanna do. So, yeah, it is what it is.”

Five years certainly doesn’t sound like a long time. So, will Taylor really retire from the road in half a decade? Time will tell, but by then, he’ll be in his mid-50s, so it’s possible. Still, plenty of bands, from The Rolling Stones to The Who, have toured much later than in their 50s. He’ll have to make that decision when the time comes.

Don’t let the Corey Taylor retirement talk fool you, though. He’s not ready. The singer will release his second solo album, “CMF2,” later this year. He’s also touring with Slipknot and as a solo artist this year.

Cat Badra
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