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COREY TAYLOR

FORMERLY OF THE THE IOWA BAND STONE SOUR, SLIPKNOTS FRONTMAN, LEAD SINGER COREY TAYLOR, SHOCKS THE CROWDS WITH HIS HYPNOTIC YET HARH VOICE AND EQUALLY HARSH LYRICS. SPORTING HIS WONDERFUL MASK WITH DREADS OF HIS REAL HAIR, HE PREFERS TO BE CALLED 'FAITH' & HAS BEEN NICKNAMED 'THE SICKNESS'.

COREY-LETS CALL HIM FAITH-HAD ORIGINALLY WANTED TO PLAY THE DRUMS, BUT AFTER HEARING SOUNDGARDENS 'SCREAMING LIFE' & NIRVANAS 'BLEACH' HE BEGAN WRITING & SINGING. HIS DIFFICULT CHILDHOOD, HE SAYS, IS AN ENDLESS SUPPLY OF INSPIRATION FOR HIS SONGS. SHAWN, OF SLIPKNOT, KNEW HIM AS 'THE KING OF DES MOINS' WHEN STONE SOUR WAS THE BIGGEST BAND IN TOWN (THE PUBLIC HADN'T LIKED THE HEAVY SONGS THAT HE WAS WRITING). SHAWN, JOEY & MICK WENT TO THE PORN SHOP WHERE FAITH WORKED AND "BASICALLY TOLD ME IF I DIDN'T JOIN THE BAND THEY'D KICK MY FUCKING ASS".


FAITH SAYS ABOUT THE BAND: " It just got sicker and sicker as it went on, it was just really cool. We just kept pushing the boundaries of what people thought was the norm. We just said, 'Fuck that. We're gonna do what we want, when we want, how we want it, and we're gonna make this buzz' that was in our heads come out musically, and it just transferred that way. We're one of the few bands who don't try to cater to the audience. It's pretty funny, because that just draws more people in. It keeps us true to ourselves, and the audience true to what they dig. Once you start writing to a particular audience, then you're screwed. You've lost your individuality, your creativity, and your niche on what your were trying to do in the first place. You try to keep the purest form of expression possible. That's when the shit that gives you shivers comes out."


ABOUT THE JUMPSUITS AND NUMBERS…. "I think, originally, we were just going to wear jumpsuits and have the barcodes on the back. We figured we might as well take that further and number ourselves. If we were going to be wearing the barcode anyway, we were basically saying, 'Hey, how ya doing? We're a product.' But it was more than that. It's a symbol of how far people take shit in the world today, as far as commercially. The real reason we started doing music in the first place was like, 'Hey, fuck you. Your symbolism is bullshit!' We started putting numbers on the jumpsuits, and I basically said, 'I want the number eight.' For some reason or another, the number eight has always been I guess you'd say a lucky number, but it just made sense to me, to grab the number eight. Shawn grabbed six because it meant something to him, and it just followed suit."


FAITHS QUOTE-which is on every other slipknot page, but I'll put it on anyway….."We aren't hiding behind these masks, we're actually revealing more to you than you might think. The mask I wear brings out all the shit inside me that I hate. Plus it hurts like hell, which helps my intensity."


FACTS ABOUT FAITH……

~HE'S UNMASKED ON THE COVER FOR HIS OLD BAND

~HAS THE JAPANESE CHARACTER FOR 'DEATH' TATOOED ON ONE SIDE OF HIS NECK

~HAS THE CHARACTER FOR 'FATHER' ON THE OTHER SIDE-HE NEVER KNEW HIS FATHER

~USED TO WEAR HIS HAIR THROUGH HIS MASK BUT HAD TO CUT IT OFF


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