Corey Taylor Discusses State Of Music Industry

Corey Taylor

And things aren’t good, as you probably already know.

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor spoke with the dudes over at about today’s music industry, and some of these younger bands that are coming up.

Of course, Taylor is hopeless.

“It’s more of a fucking factory at this point. They keep cranking out these mediocre fuck heads, shoving them into the studio for ten seconds and then they basically autocorrect everything,” he says. “I think this generation that’s growing up really enjoying this pop music is gonna be the same as the people who grew up really liking Rick Astley. It’s passing fancy, as far as music goes.”

And he spoke about how mediocrity often inspired greatness.

“I think you’re always gonna have half the generation that’s lazy. But I think it makes the other half work that much harder… I think because technology is so badly ruining music, it just breeds a generation that’s going to be completely 180 from that. I think we’re gonna have a lot more home grown rock n roll coming out soon. I’m hoping.”

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.