After recently concluding a tour together with Slipknot headlining and Marilyn Manson as support, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor had nothing but praise and respect for the shock-rock singer. Taylor told Hayashi Promotion in a new interview, “We were fans of his when he started. And he was one of those artists that was pushing the boundaries musically, energetically [and] artistically. I mean, he was someone who was so cutting edge and yet so rough . . . It was something that, we were almost kindred spirits in that way; we’ve always put a lot of emphasis on marrying the art with the music and that kind of pagan vibe.”

  • Taylor added, “Over the years, we’ve both taken risks, we’ve both come a long way, we’ve taken our hits, and we’ve stood back up. So putting this tour together was… it just kind of made sense in a lot of ways.”
  • The tour that just concluded was probably Slipknot’s last major stretch of shows in support of its 2014 album, .5: The Gray Chapter. The CD was officially certified gold on August 31st for sales of more than 500,000 copies.
  • Slipknot headlines Knotfest Mexico this Sunday (October 16th), followed by shows in New Zealand and Australia and Knotfest Japan in early November. Manson will appear at both Knotfests as well.