Slipknot's Corey Taylor Says There Are Too Many Guns In The U.S.


Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor pushed back in a new interview against politicians trying to blame music, movies and video games for the recent spate of mass shootings in America, while also deflecting blame from the widespread availability of guns.

Speaking with the Independent, Taylor remarked, "Music is an easy target because (people in authority) don't understand it. There's a complete lack of effort to try to understand it, and a lack of willingness to take any portion of the blame for these events."

Taylor also cited the rise of hate-filled rhetoric against people of color, immigrants and LGBTQ people before adding, "There are too many f**king guns in America. I could walk outside right now and find a gun within minutes. There's a very toxic gun culture here, it's a cult, and it worries me."

Taylor told us not long ago that he's long past the point of staying silent about things that bother him: "I guess I've just gotten to the point in my life where I'm just tired of holding back. After a while, you see all this stuff pile up, if you don't say anything man, you're just gonna drive your car into a brick wall, you know. You're just gonna lose it one day and they'll find you running down the boardwalk naked. I've just gotten to the point where it's just like, 'Man, I've got to say something,' just to get it off my own chest."

Slipknot's sixth album, We Are Not Your Kind, was released on Friday (August 9th).