Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Calls Axl Rose A Douchebag

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor can add Axl Rose to his list of potential enemies. During a recent appearance on the Opie Show, a caller ringed up the show to rip Taylor over an incident regarding Axl Rose in which the singer placed his testicles on the piano of the Guns N’ Roses frontman. Taylor then responded to the fan’s question:

“How dare you do that to someone like Axl?” “Knowing Axl, it’s quite easy,” he replies. “I mean, anybody who makes his fans wait for two to three hours for him to go onstage, I have no respect for.”

The fan tells Taylor, “You wish you could be Axl Rose,” which gets the singer to admit that he loves Guns N’ Roses, “but when you make your fans wait that long — and I don’t give a fuck what hard-on just said, ‘Oh, we expect it’ — well, you’re a fucking idiot then. All right? Figure it the f— out. You know why there are really no original fucking members of Guns N’ Roses left? Because he made them wait three fucking hours! You want an Appetite reunion? Tell him to fucking stop being a douchebag.”

This isn’t the first time Taylor has gone after a popular music figure. The Slipknot frontman has recently taken exception to Kanye West for claiming to the be “The greatest living rock star on the planet”

During a visit to the Music Choice studios in New York City, Taylor recorded a video message for the controversial rapper that said: “Kanye, you are not — not — the greatest living rock star of all time. The fact that you had to tell people that kind of says it all. You remind of the guy who brags about pussy. They never get as much as they brag about. Stop it. [Slaps wrist] Stop it!”

In other West rock and roll news, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins discussed being neighbors with Kanye West in a recent interview with NME. Hawkins said he rides his bike daily near the “big gnarly mansion where Kanye and his chick live I guess.”

“He lives pretty close to me, strangely enough,” he said. “Before he bought a house [in the neighborhood] he was apparently looking at it and this estate agent told me that he was showing him the house and he looks round and says, ‘Is this place secure? Can anybody get in or out?’ And then right at that time I came flying down the hill [on my bike] into the neighborhood.”

Hawkins said that West complained at first but backtracked when he realized that he was the drummer from the Foo Fighters, so he wasn’t a danger to the security of the home.

Dave Grohl also said the recent petition against West performing at Glastonbury, which attracted over 133,000 votes, will only help West and could lead to the greatest concert of all time.

“I don’t know that much about Kanye’s music but right now Kanye vs Glastonbury is about as close to that old school [Public Enemy] vibe as you’re going to get,” he added.

“I don’t know who the dude is that started the petition but I think every one of those votes is only fuelling Kanye’s fucking fire and it could be the greatest show of all time.”

  • — J —

    I like this guy. A lot. (not so much Slipknot)

    Post more stuff from Corey Taylor.

    • Corndog

      I don’t think i have ever actually properly listened to a Slipknot song the whole way through. I was always put off by all the theatrics, the masks and what not. Saying that, i felt the same way about Manson up until a few years ago when i discovered that i actually quite liked a lot of his stuff once i gave it a go. Would you say Slipknot were not worth checking out? Strange as it sounds, i almost feel like i am too old to be listening to a band like that:)

      • name

        I’m the opposite. I really enjoy Slipknot’s music but can’t stand Corey Taylor and Stone Sour is completely awful. I know what you mean though, the masks, etc do give off an angry teenager vibe, but if you can separate that from the music you may find it enjoyable. Vol 3 would probably be the one to start with. The first album is a mixed bag – some of their best songs but also some of their worst. The second album is my favorite but also their heaviest – may be too heavy to serve as an introduction. The third album is a nice blend that shows a maturity well beyond the image they portray. The fourth album is a mixed bag as well with the new album being solid, comparable to the prior two but not quite as good as Vol. 3

        • Corndog

          Thanks for the info:) Vol 3 you say? I’ll maybe download that at the weekend and see how it goes.

          Is it possible to download a hoodie too? 😉

        • Corndog

          I gave it a go on YouTube. I don’t think it’s for me. Hard to explain, but something about the percussion just put me right off.

  • Thelonious Funk

    Agreed. His music blows but his call-out hooks are the next best thing to a Noel Gallagher interview.

    Do Scott Weiland next, Corey!


    for once in a lifetime I disagree with Dave Grohl.

    I watched fifteen minutes of Kayne West at Glastonbury. An asshole under a replica of a NIN stage, yelling and mumbling and throwing “Yeahs” every 5 seconds with no musicians and walking around alone in an empty and enormous stage…doesn’t seem to me like “the greatest show of all time”

  • fuck them


  • Chris Cornell’s Mustache

    douche bag. corey taylor is a fat sack of douche. NO CLASS.

    • Philippe Gaudet

      No way, he is spot on, man.

      • Chris Cornell’s Mustache

        1. a 41 year old man bragging about putting his testicles on another
        person’s property is juvenille and classless and embarrassing and he brags about it
        proving he’s foolish and stupid.

        2. If you toured with Guns, and those things happened – yes you have a legitimate right to complain. Otherwise you’re just mouthing off to get attention Axl’s expense OR in Corey’s case – promote himself and his new book!

        3. Axl’s a legend and he sold the records. Corey Taylor is nowhere close to the level of acclaim and success that Axl achieved.

        4. gnr is offered millions to reunite…who’s offering any money for slipknot to reunite?

        5. guns has sold more than 100 million albums. slipknot has sold 20 million

        6. the tardiness is 20 years old. get over it, people. it’s over and done. and beaten to death like a dead horse.

        • Thomas Guardian (Guardian2112)

          Chris, why would slipknot be paid to reunite if they are still touring and have not broken up.

  • Corndog

    “ringed up the show”……Really? Think maybe the word you were looking for was rang.

  • Kytana Martell

    Well at least axl is a talented douchebag, this guy is just a douchebag.