Corey Taylor on New Members Need to Earn Spot, Concept Album/Movie and Joey Jordison

Blabbermouth recently transcribed an interview between Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor and Scott Penfold of Loaded Radio. In this interview, Taylor talks about new members Jay Weinberg and Alessandro Venturella not being official members of Slipknot, Joey Jordison, a future concept album with a movie to coincide and band members side projects.

Taylor on Weinberg (drums) and Venturella (bass) and how they are fitting in with the band:

Corey: “It’s really good, man. The vibe is great. I can’t say enough great things about those kids. They’re so passionate about what they do. They still love the music just as much as we do. And they’re absolutely dedicated to the pursuit of perfection. Not perfection itself, because you’ll never [stop chasing] that thing, but the pursuit of it. And that’s what this band is all about. It’s all about making sure that you do everything in your ability to make sure that [you put on] the perfect show for whatever audience is in front of you. And plus, they’re just great dudes — really, really good guys who I really genuinely love hanging out with. And you put all of that together, and it just feels like SLIPKNOT. It’s really, really cool.”

Taylor on Weinberg and Venturella being “official” members of Slipknot:

Corey: “Well, he’s the drummer with SLIPKNOT. Nobody gets in or out right now. But it’s like I’ve always said, though… Everybody asks, ‘Are they in the band?’ And I keep telling [them] this: they’re with the band; they’re with us right now. That’s because you’re not given anything in this band — you earn everything in this band. So, you know, we’ll see what happens in the next couple of years.”

Taylor on future concept album, movie and band side projects:

Corey: “Yeah, that’s still something that we’re talking about. And we’re actually talking about taking it even further and maybe making it something that kind of fires on all the cylinders — almost like ‘Purple Rain’ or ‘The Wall’, where there’s a narrative and a movie and music that goes along with it. So we’re really talking about a very grand concept right now that can be really, really cool in the long run. But that’s still a few years off in the distance. I’ve got a handful things that I’m doing, Clown‘s [Shawn Crahan, percussion] got stuff he’s gonna do, Jim‘s [Root, guitar] got stuff he’s gonna do. So, right now, we’re just kind of putting the ideas into reality. And then we’ll see what happens in a few years.”

Taylor on if he has spoken to Joey Jordison since his departure:

Corey: “I haven’t talked to Joey since we parted ways. He hasn’t reached out to me, I haven’t reached out to him. It’s just kind of there right now. I’ve said in the press and stuff that I wish him all the best. It’s unfortunate that we had to part ways, but it was just the way things are right now. Could I see myself working with him in the future? I don’t know, to be honest. I really don’t know.”