Corey Taylor has confirmed that he will start work on his debut solo album for a tentative 2021 release.The SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman broke the news of his solo plans during an appearance earlier today (Thursday, August 22) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation".He said (hear audio below): "I'm actually giving serious thought to doing a solo album and a solo run. Obviously, it's not gonna happen for a while. And I'm actually giving you the exclusive, 'cause I haven't told anybody that I was gonna do that… Honestly, it's something that I didn't even consider for a long time until people just kep beating me up about it, asking me when I was gonna do it. And the more they kept asking, the more I just kept thinking about it, the more I was just, like, 'You know what? If I don't do it now, I'm never gonna do it.' So, yeah, probably 2021. I'm actually putting a band together. I've already told the guys in STONE SOUR and SLIPKNOT that I'm doing it, just out of respect. And, yeah, I'm gonna start working on a solo album. That's all I'll give you for now. But, yeah, that's the plan as of right now."This is not the first time Taylor has spoken about the possibility of making a solo record. Last December, he told RadioVegas.Rocks's "Chaotic Radio" that he had no interest in trying to cross over to country music, like other rockers have done in recent years. "No," he said. "Even coming from Iowa — fuck no! Absolutely not. And it's not to say that I couldn't write stuff like that. My interest would be more singer-songwriter kind of vibe, like SQUEEZE or something like that. Or — and I've actually been thinking about doing something like this — putting together a quartet or a quintet and doing a jazz album, like a dark jazz album, [and] recording it live in a room. It won't sell shit. It would really just be for my own fucking personal collection… 'Cause I love jazz. A lot of people don't realize that — I listen to a lot of '40s and '50s jazz. And there is this… the haunting stuff that [Billie] Holiday would do, the older stuff that Charlie Parker would do, when he was really fucked up — that would be the stuff that I would be closer to. And I've got, actually, jazzy versions of some of my own songs that I would love to try. Probably something like 'Prosthetics' [by SLIPKNOT], I think would be really, really cool. And then 'Bother' — I've got a really cool jazzy version of 'Bother' that could be really cool."Taylor went on to say that he does occasionally come up with music that could legitimately fall into the country genre. "Honestly, I write stuff like that all the time," he said. "'St. Marie', on the new 'Hydrograd' album [from STONE SOUR], was a leftover from some stuff that I'd written that had a very country vibe to it. But it was more California country that the twangy. So it was cool. It was more like the six- or seven-chord vibe."Taylor said in a 2016 interview that it would be "super greedy" of him to launch a solo career — at least for now. Speaking with RockSverige.se, Taylor explained: "I've been getting questions about solo stuff forever. But it's a good problem to have. But, at the same time, I'm in two fantastic bands. Why would I ever?"He added: "Unless I wanted to get super greedy, why would I try to split off and do something else. I'm very fulfilled by the music that I get to make with both bands. Is there a solo album in me? Yes. But it's not gonna be for a few more years."Taylor spoke a while back about what he thought a solo album from him might sound like. "For me, the stuff that I write is, it would be like a cross between the [FOO FIGHTERS], SOCIAL [DISTORTION] and THE REPLACEMENTS, you know," he told The Pulse Of Radio. "I mean, real Midwestern rock. Real, just open chords, good time rock, you know. And damn the critics, basically. That's the stuff I write and that's the stuff I've always tried to write."Corey and the rest of SLIPKNOT are continuing to tour in support of their latest album, "We Are Not Your Kind", which came out earlier this month.
.@CoreyTaylorRock of @slipknot / @stonesour told @EddieTrunk during Thursday's #TrunkNation he plans to do a solo record ... catch the whole thing again Thurs night at 9PM East / 6PM West on #VOLUME, or ANYTIME via @SIRIUSXM on-demand! #Slipknot #WeAreNotYourKind pic.twitter.com/Tb2QSA1wXB— SiriusXM VOLUME (@siriusxmvolume) August 22, 2019
Nate Winger, brother of WINGER frontman Kip Winger, died earlier today. An official cause of death has not yet been revealed.Kip announced his brother's passing in a social media post. He wrote: "It is with profound sadness that we say goodbye to my beautiful brother Nate."Nate, I learned so much from you in this life. You were a warrior's warrior. Your big heart was so beautiful. You will be missed and honored by so many.I love you. R.I.P."Most recently based in Denver, Nate Winger has played drums in several projects, including LORDS OF DISTORTION and BLACKWOOD CREEK, which featured Kip on bass and vocals.In his official bio on the LORDS OF DISTORTION web site, Nate wrote: "I grew up in a musical family. Mom and dad had a jazz trio with a piano player and my brothers and I would go on the road with them. Since there were tree of us, we started a band when we were really young. My older brother Paul played guitar and Kip, my younger brother who has had a bit of success in his time, played bass while I started my career on drums.We enlisted a neighborhood kid to be the second guitar and then we went and played gigs for keggers, parties, dances and everything in high school.I moved to L.A. in 1985 and found myself recording with major-label records, primarily doing background vocals.I had the opportunity to work with producers Beau Hill, Bob Ezrin and numerous others. I sang on records from KISS, Dweezil Zappa, EUROPE and RATT to many newly signed bands in L.A."
It is with profound sadness that we say goodbye to my beautiful brother Nate.— kipwinger (@kipwinger) August 22, 2019
Nate, I learned so much from you in this life. You were a warrior’s warrior. Your big heart was so beautiful. You will be missed and honored by so many.I love you. R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/8QrDRYW8xK
A 1988 Tama three-piece drum set purportedly once owned by former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler is up for grabs on eBay, with an asking price of $125,000.The seller's official description reads: "1988 Tama Rockstar Custom Faux Rock 3 Piece Drum Set, Owned and Used by Steven Adler Guns And Roses. Ultra Rare to find any Gear from Guns and Roses from 'in the Day' This kit was used between 1988 to 1991 when it was sold in 1991 it was kept in pristine condition until recently discovered. Has original set of Heads and comes completely with hardware Cymbals. What you see in the pic is what comes with the set. It does include the original heads. As you know this would be very expensive to ship so please keep that in mind."Note: The drum kit in the above picture is **NOT** the one that is being sold.Steven was the drummer for GUNS N' ROSES from 1985 to 1990. He was eventually fired from the band due to his drug addiction, which caused him to spiral down into depression and more drug use.Adler's autobiography, "My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, and Drugs, and Guns N' Roses", came out in July 2010. In the book, Adler tells all, fearlessly addressing his struggles with heroin and crack addiction; his financial ruin after being kicked out of GN'R; his shattered marriage; and the severe health problems that nearly claimed his life on several occasions.GUNS N' ROSES was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2012. Adler, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan attended the ceremony, while singer Axl Rose and founding guitarist Izzy Stradlin stayed home.Read more...