Slipknot's Corey Taylor Slams Maroon 5's Adam Levine
Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has slammed Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine over comments the latter made about the current state of rock music. Levine told Variety in a recent interview, "Rock music is nowhere, really. I don’t know where it is. If it’s around, no one’s invited me to the party. All of the innovation and the incredible things happening in music are in hip-hop. It’s better than everything else. Hip-hop is weird and avant-garde and flawed and real, and that’s why people love it." Asked about Levine's remarks by a fan on Twitter, Taylor responded, "Just because you claim to have ‘Moves Like Jagger’ doesn’t mean you come anywhere CLOSE to ROCKING like Jagger. Tell that schmuck to go back to The f**king ‘Voice'." While it's true that rap has officially overtaken rock when it comes to streams and sales, it's arguable whether Maroon 5 can even being considered a rock band or comment credibly on the genre. Taylor and Stone Sour have completed the touring cycle for last year's Hydrograd album, and now the singer is preparing to begin work on Slipknot's sixth studio LP. The masked rockers are confirmed to start recording the follow-up to 2014's .5: The Gray Chapter next month, with the album slated to arrive in mid-summer 2019. Even with his support of rock, Taylor told us a while back that he still finds Slipknot's success during the last two decades improbable: "Nine idiots from Iowa, playing metal, wearing masks, being complete idiots...we made it. It's, God, you can't make this up, but we did, you know."
Corey Taylor On Slipknot's Improbable Success