Stone Sour and Slipknot singer Corey Taylor says he'd like to record a dance album someday. Speaking with Revolver magazine, Taylor revealed that he'd like it to be "funny and sarcastic," explaining, "I'm not talking '70s dance and not that tired f***ing dubstep bulls***. I want to make it something that's got that old school feel to it, but with a modern twinge. Just get ridiculous with it. I've already got a name for myself -- the Boogie Knight, and I want to call the first album The Boogie Knight Rises."
- Taylor recently said that he would like to record a collaboration with Justin Bieber. Taylor came up with the idea after seeing a fan mash-up of Slipknot's "Psychosocial" and Bieber's "Baby" that's racked up 12 million views on YouTube. Taylor said, "Everybody thought I'd be pissed about it, but I was blown away . . . I give him respect."
- After fan backlash over the comments, Taylor walked them back on Facebook, writing, "It's entertaining reading the comments about me and the Biebs. I think everyone needs to calm down -- it'll never happen. Haha."
- Meanwhile, Stone Sour's "Absolute Zero," the current single from the band's new album House Of Gold And Bones, Part 1, has hit Number One on the Active Rock radio chart.
- House Of Gold And Bones is a two-record concept album based on a short story written by Taylor. The second disc will arrive in the spring of 2013, along with a four-issue comic book based on the storyline.
WHAT DO YOU THINK??
- Would you be willing to check out a dance album from Corey Taylor?
- Do you think he says this stuff just to get reactions from people?
- Should musicians be free to do any music they want? Do they have to stay stuck in one particular genre, even if they're well-known for that genre?
INTERNET COMMENTS at Loudwire -- agree or not?
Riordan Zentler wrote: "The idea of a dance album sounds pretty dumb, but apart from that ... I am strongly reminded why I like this guy so much. You can dislike Stone Sour, or Slipknot's new stuff, or whatever the hell you want; but don't tell Corey Taylor he's stupid."
Allen Steman wrote: "Soon he'll be coming out of the closet."
Sam Sandilla wrote: "whatever floats his boat. it's about enjoying the tune you listen too, but on the flipside we need to pull the plug on the juggernaut of x factor, idol, voice, when that happens then it the balance will be right."
Oliver Patrick Hammond wrote: "He's happy being himself, which is great."
Scott Patterson wrote: "What the f*** is he thinking...has Corey lost his f***ing mind?"
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