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Stone Sour and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor's home was robbed of $36,000 in musical equipment, according to Loudwire. A police report filed with the West Des Moines, Iowa police department stated that the heist was committed by an apparent "friend" of Taylor and his wife while the couple was out of town. The Taylor discovered the theft after returning home on Sunday (July 6th) from a monthlong European tour. Adding insult to injury, among the equipment that was stolen were two bass guitars that once belonged to late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray.


  • Taylor and his wife told police that they believed the friend had stolen gear from their house and storage units.
  • Another friend of the couple was able to identify some of the equipment at a local music store, while a different acquaintance apparently overheard the alleged suspect trying to buy some of the stolen gear back from a guitar store.
  • The store's manager is storing some of the stolen items and working to track down other equipment that was already sold.
  • No charges have been filed yet and some of the stolen equipment has been recovered, according to the Des Moines Register. Police told Taylor to change the locks on both his residence and storage units.


  • Have you ever been the victim of a theft or robbery? What happened? Did you get any of your stuff back?
  • How would you feel if you found out a supposed friend was stealing from your home?
  • Do you ever trust someone to watch your house when you're away? Has anything bad ever happened?

INTERNET COMMENTS at Loudwire -- agree or not?

Mike Leurquin wrote: "you cant replace a dead mans stuff, that is just wrong, need to put the dude in a all out brutal mosh pit and let the fans serve justice!!!"

Eric Snook wrote: "goes to show how so called friends can be... cant trust anyone these days."

David Duritsky wrote: "Dang that's messed up. Dude allows people into his inner circle and that is how he is repaid...damage is done, Corey is going to be a lot less trusting from here on out."

Rob Arnold wrote: "Americans are turning into pack animals who will prey on their own friends to suite their addictions."

Read more at Blabbermouth, LoudwireNoisecreep, Billboard and NME

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