Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has been ordered by doctors to refrain from headbanging and jumping when the band kicks off its summer tour later this month. The band was forced to postpone its North American trek with Marilyn Manson by three weeks after Taylor underwent what he described as “an unplanned spinal surgery.” The tour was supposed to kick off on June 9th in Salt Lake City but will now begin next Tuesday (June 28th) in Nashville.

Taylor revealed on Twitter that his follow-up appointment with the doctor went “great,” but added that “for now,” there will be “no headbanging” or “jumping” for him for the foreseeable future. He also offered that he expects to be “back to 90 percent” within the next four to six months, and “100 percent” in a year.

  • Taylor told us a while back that once he and Slipknot take the stage, it’s all about delivering the best show possible for their fans: [“Once you’re in front of that audience, it’s all about them. You know, you can’t stop like in the middle of a show and go, ‘Okay, we need to work on this and work on that,’ you know. It’s got to be bulletproof right from the get-go. So you need to know that it’s almost like a science now in your head, like, ‘We’ve done it, we’ve done it, we’ve done it.’ It’s all about repetition and confidence after that.”] SOUNDCUE (:19 OC: . . . confidence after that.)
  • The summer trek is likely to be Slipknot’s last U.S. tour in support of its latest album, .5: The Gray Chapter, which was released in October 2014.
  • Following the tour, Slipknot and Black Sabbath will co-headline the combined Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, a two-day festival scheduled for September 24th and 25th in San Bernardino, California.

SIDE NOTES: Ex-Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison is still talking about his December 2013 dismissal from the band. After claiming last week that he was diagnosed with a rare nervous system disease that affected his drumming, Jordison has now revealed that he was fired in a “cowardly” fashion. He said, “No band meeting? None. Anything from management? No, nothing. All I got was a stupid f**king email saying I was out of the band that I busted my ass my whole life to f***ing create. That’s exactly what happened and it was hurtful.”

CHECK IT OUT: Here’s Corey’s tweet about his current physical condition:

Neck Update: follow-up appt w/ Dr was great! For now, no headbanging, jumping. But I’ll sing my ass off. Back to 90% 4-6 months, 100%/year.

INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth — agree or not?

Eric Syre wrote: “Big surprise! Doing that kind of stuff will mess your neck, shoulders and upper body real bad. I know, I did it for decades and suffer the consequences.”

Snowy Aftermath wrote: “Recover quickly, Corey. Your fans support you, man!”

Alex Settle wrote: “Hey Corey, the doctor didn’t say anything about stagediving. Don’t worry, we’ll catch you!”

Victor Moreno wrote: “Great news for him and fans of slipknot! It’s a dream to be able to make music for a living, enjoy it while you can!”