It’s a bit like shooting fish in a barrel. Slipknot and Stone Sour screamer Corey Taylor – currently on a solo tour and promoting a “manifesto” (otherwise known as a “book” to us little people) titled Seven Deadly Sins – has hammered Scott Weiland as a “lazy piece of s---,” specifically attacking the ex-STP/Velvet Revolver singer’s just-released Christmas album.
During the spoken-word segment of his November 28 "An Evening With Corey Taylor" solo appearance at Radio Radio in Indianapolis, Taylor unleashed a profanity-packed diatribe against Weiland, labeling his album of holiday standards, The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, “bad” while suggesting Weiland was basically stealing cash from fans without putting up any effort.
A clip of the rant is below but be WARNED that Taylor can’t complete a sentence without dropping an F-bomb because he is, you know, an arteest of a higher caliber than Scott Weiland apparently.
In the segment, Taylor says: "Tonight's topic, if you haven't figured it out, is sloth. Because these motherf---rs would rather just 'cha-ching' than actually use their f---ing brains to give us anything good these f---ing days. More and more people are only interested in money than f---ing doing anything that's good. I'm not saying everyone, but there's a lot of f---ing people out there who would rather just take your money and leave you with nothing.
“I'll give you another example. Does anyone know who Scott Weiland is? Do you know that Scott Weiland has a Christmas album now? [Laughs] Oh, it's bad. It's bad. Let me f---ing explain to you how bad it is. There is a video online of him singing, and he's very serious. 'Cause Christmas is serious. His hair is all slicked back and he's in his sh---y tuxedo. He goes [imitates Weiland's singing]. So I'm watching this - painfully watching this, because hey, know your enemy - and I'm just like, 'Why?' It's not that he's a bad singer, 'cause he's not. I love STP, I love some of the sh-- that he did with Velvet Revolver.
“It's not that he's a bad f---ing singer. He's a lazy piece of sh--, is what he is at this point. 'I'm gonna get up here…' [imitates Weiland singing and makes snoring sound]. It's all these people who would rather cash in on the little f---ing notoriety that they have and take your money and give you nothing back. And that, to me, is the real - the real - sloth in this country. Because I don't know about you, [but] I work really hard for my money - I work very f---ing hard for my money - and when I actually spend money on something, I expect it not to suck. Is that too much to f---ing ask for anymore, man?"
Perhaps someone should have told Taylor that with the advent of iTunes and YouTube, he could actually preview Weiland’s Christmas album before spending his hard-earned cash purchasing it. But of course that’s beside the point.
Taylor, in his current incarnation as the aughts version of 90s-era Henry Rollins – who, not coincidentally, Taylor is joining tonight in L.A. alongside members of Anthrax, Slayer and Jane’s Addiction for a benefit concert – prefers to take money from fans in exchange for making fun of contemporaries who are, for better or worse, following their artistic vision. That’s noble, right?
As a guy who made millions wearing a clown mask, churning out sludge-rock and tapping into teen angst as the frontman for Slipknot, Taylor is intimately acquainted with the notion of separating fans from their cash.
Oh I’m sorry, did I just suggest that Slipknot sucks and Taylor is a talentless piece of sh--? Why yes, yes I did. For those who disagree, Taylor slides into Montreal tomorrow and Toronto on Friday. Yeah, have fun. (Thanks to Blabbermouth for the transcription).