While appearing on the Revolver Golden Gods awards’ Black Carpet, drummer Joey Jordison made it pretty clear: Slipknot would continue on and make a new album, with or without Corey Taylor. Well, he might want to tell that to Taylor, because he still feels hazy about the band’s future. In fact, not only does he say in an interview with radio station WGRD that the band has not talked about long term plans (which Jordison makes us believe they have), but even says that the band could come to an end determining how their Summer shows turn out.
You can watch WGRD’s entire interview (where he also discusses why the Velvet Revolver gig didn’t pan out) above. In response to whether the band has made any long term plans, Taylor said the following:
“No, that hasn’t happened. The only thing we’ve really sat down together as a band and talked about was the tour, and what we’re gonna do and whatnot. But I’m not the guy who’s gonna sugarcoat anything, I’m not the one who’s gonna spoon feed false hope to the fans, especially about something like this. If this tour doesn’t work, this band might be over — straight up. And I’m not gonna lie; I’m not the guy that’s going to lie to the fans. I’m telling people as it is, because people [keep asking me] ‘Any U.S. dates?’ I’m like, ‘Slow down, Beavis. Can we get through this and see what happens?’
It’s still a shock, man. I’m gonna be getting on stage without my brother. So until things make sense for me, I’m not gonna be the cheerleader — I just can’t be. First of all, the fans would see through it. Second of all, I would feel terrible being that guy. So as long as I just keep it real and keep it in perspective, we’ll see what happens.”
So at this point, it really all comes down to who you believe in this game of “He said, She said: Slipknot Edition.” Will Slipknot seriously move on even at the cost of losing another band mate, or does the rest of the band share Taylor’s reluctance?
Keep in mind that, as we’ve mentioned before, Jordison seems to be the only member to be vocal about the band moving on and making new music, with founding member Shawn “Clown” Crahan also expressing uncertainty about the band’s future. Unlike Taylor, though, Clown would like to record new music, but has said (both to us in our interview with him back in February and at the Black Carpet this month) that plans to record have not been made. All of this back and forth commentary doesn’t only confuse us as to whether Slipknot will move on or not, but further makes us ask the question: when was the last time the members of Slipknot actually talked to each other?
The band’s first show since the death of Paul Gray will be on June 17 at the Sonisphere festival in Athens, Greece. We have a feeling that the Slipknot drama we’re dubbing As The Knot Slips is only going to intensify till then. We’ll keep you posted as more develops.