It looks like Rick Rubin isn’t the only person on Corey Taylor’s shit list. While in Indianapolis, Indiana for the An Evening With Corey Taylor tour, the Slipknot/ Stone Sour frontman shared his thoughts on Scott Weiland and his Christmas covers album, The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year. To be more exact, Taylor used Weiland’s decision to record a Christmas as an example of how, as he said, “more and more people are only interested in money than fucking doing anything that’s good.”
You can watch fan filmed video of Taylor’s entire rant on the Stone Temple Pilots/ex-Velvet Revolver singer above (starting around the 7:30 mark). But in addition to showing off his impersonation of Weiland singing “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and emphasizing how bad the album is, Taylor had this to say:
“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 shit that he did with Velvet Revolver. It’s not that he’s a bad fucking singer. He’s a lazy piece of shit, is what he is at this point…
It’s all these people who would rather cash in on the little fucking 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.”
Hmm, you sure you’re not the new Velvet Revolver singer, Taylor? While we’d prefer not to take sides in this feud, Taylor does make a good argument. We also tried watching the music video for Weiland’s “Winter Wonderland,” as well as his performance of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” on The Tonight Show (both of which you can watch after the jump if your heart so desires). And while we’re sure Weiland is having some sort of fun singing Christmas songs, we wouldn’t necessarily put it on any of our end of the year lists. Plus, Weiland himself even admitted in his memoir that he reluctantly joined Velvet Revolver for the cash.
Judge for yourself. You can watch Taylor’s rant on Weiland and his Christmas album in the video above (again, starting around the 7:30 mark), as well as a few videos of Weiland singing some holiday jingles after the jump. Read more »