Stone Sour and Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor reported on Friday (July 12th) that 98 percent of the musical equipment robbed from his house and storage unit in West Des Moines, Iowa by a friend while Taylor and his wife were away has been recovered. The friend had stolen more than $36,000 worth of instruments and gear, including two bass guitars that once belonged to late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray. Taylor tweeted to fans that nearly all the gear had been accounted for by the end of the week, including some of the most expensive items as well as sentimental ones.
We asked Taylor for his thoughts on this troubling experience: "It's a hard lesson, you know. You think you trust somebody and you turn your back for a second and they show their true colors. But the cool thing is the fact that yes, this one person did this, but our true friends came out of the woodwork and between them, my wife and the West Des Moines police department, we've been able to track down almost everything. That's what I'm taking from this."
- Taylor and his wife had been on tour when the heist took place, and suspicion fell on the friend when he was overheard trying to buy some of the gear back from a local music shop.
- Police told Taylor to change the locks on both his house and the storage unit. It is not clear whether Taylor intends to press charges or not.
- Taylor will hit the road again this week for several signing events to promote the release of his new book, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven (Or, How I Made Peace With The Paranormal And Stigmatized Zealots And Cynics In The Process).
- The book will arrive on Tuesday (July 15th) and follows up 2011's Seven Deadly Sins: Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good, which made the New York Times non-fiction best seller list.
- Taylor's short book-signing tour kicks off on July 16th in Ridgewood, New Jersey at Bookends and ends on the 20th in San Diego at Comic-Con.
WHAT DO YOU THINK??
- Has anyone ever betrayed your trust the way Taylor's friend did?
- Should Taylor press charges?
INTERNET COMMENTS at Loudwire -- agree or not?
Tom Whiting wrote: "As someone who's been robbed multiple times, it's good to see A GOOD ending for this. Trust me, they don't USUALLY end up this well. Even 98% is way better than average, especially for IA police."
Mark West wrote: "So glad he was able to get almost everything back. It just sucks that he will probably trust no one again since he knew the guy that stole it."
Anthony Houston wrote: "Now write an angry Slipknot song about it! :)"
Dianna Stump wrote: "u really can't trust anyone now days can u."
Stone Sour's Corey Taylor On His Recent Robbery
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