Slipknots Corey Taylor Responds To Chester Bennington

Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington rubbed some fans the wrong way earlier this week, when commenting on fans and critics who argue the band “sold out” with their new sound saying “If you’re saying we’re doing what we’re doing for a commercial or monetary reason, trying to make success out of some formula … then stab yourself in the face … Why are we still talking about Hybrid Theory? It’s f–king years ago. It’s a great record, we love it. Like, move the fuck on. You know what I mean?”

While appearing on Shmonty in the Morning, Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor was asked about Bennington’s comments and offered some interesting insight:

“I understand where he’s at. God, I would’ve never say it the way he did, but you get frustrated and you want people to embrace the evolution,” Corey said. “At the same time, you should probably be very, very fortunate that people this far along the line still love that music you made.”

Corey continued, “For what it’s worth, it’s a great fusion rock album. It’s got pop elements to it, the songs are great, so if you’re going to have a problem, it’s a good problem to have … Be fortunate for what you have, be fortunate for that fact that people are still coming to see you to hear the music. Give it a little time, you have to give it a little time. In retrospect, maybe two or three years from now you put out an album and it makes them appreciate this one more. You have to pick your spots, dude, and this is coming from the guy who’s notorious for running his mouth.”

“I understand where he’s at. God, I would’ve never say it the way he did, but you get frustrated and you want people to embrace the evolution,” Corey said. “At the same time, you should probably be very, very fortunate that people this far along the line still love that music you made.”

Corey continued, “For what it’s worth, it’s a great fusion rock album. It’s got pop elements to it, the songs are great, so if you’re going to have a problem, it’s a good problem to have … Be fortunate for what you have, be fortunate for that fact that people are still coming to see you to hear the music. Give it a little time, you have to give it a little time. In retrospect, maybe two or three years from now you put out an album and it makes them appreciate this one more. You have to pick your spots, dude, and this is coming from the guy who’s notorious for running his mouth.”

Taylor said he could understand where Bennington is coming from, as he’d recieved similar harsh criticism from Slipknot fans when releasing new Stone Sour music:

“I had a couple shows where I took money out of my own pocket, put it in the dude’s hand and got him the hell out of my [Stone Sour] show. It took a long, long time to get over it. It was a long journey… well after Through Glass. Honestly, it wasn’t even until the House of Gold and Bones albums that it felt like we were really starting to get away from that kind of weirdness.”

“I had a couple shows where I took money out of my own pocket, put it in the dude’s hand and got him the hell out of my [Stone Sour] show. It took a long, long time to get over it. It was a long journey… well after Through Glass. Honestly, it wasn’t even until the House of Gold and Bones albums that it felt like we were really starting to get away from that kind of weirdness.”

I’m guessing Linkin Park got a good amount of negative feedback on the comments, leading to co-vocalist Mike Shinoda clarifying on Twitter that all are welcome at their shows:

For the record, all fans of all albums are welcome here. Online or at the show, HT to OML. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. #LP2017

— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) May 11, 2017

For the record, all fans of all albums are welcome here. Online or at the show, HT to OML. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. #LP2017

— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) May 11, 2017

[via Loudwire]

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