How Guns N’ Roses Have the Power to End Slipknot’s Career
Of all the voices clamoring for a Guns N' Roses reunion, perhaps none is as bold as Corey Taylor's. The Slipknot singer recently said that he would rather give up the road than compete with GNR's original lineup.
Speaking to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Taylor said "nobody gets more excited about the thought of the Appetite for Destruction lineup coming back together" than he does. But, he added, "I would retire from touring because I wouldn't want to go up against that. You know what I'm saying? And then I would follow them like I was a Deadhead. Like I would just go to every show. But that's only if it's the Appetite lineup — or even if it's those guys with [Matt] Sorum. Because I know that Steven [Adler] has some physical issues, but he can still play, man."
Taylor said that Guns N' Roses were "my Rolling Stones" and can remember that, growing up, Appetite for Destruction "was the one album that all my metal friends, all my skater friends, all my punk friends, all my hard rock friends could agree on." He also noted that he first saw them open up for Aerosmith in 1986, when he was 14 years old. Though nothing came of his audition to be Velvet Revolver's next singer, Taylor is nonetheless thrilled that he can count Sorum, Slash and Duff McKagan among his friends.
Still, he's not necessarily convinced that a band reunion is in the works just because Slash and Axl Rose are buddies again. "I will believe it when I buy the ticket," Taylor said. "Let's put it that way."
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