SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor played a solo concert April 14 at Green Bay Distillery in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Billed as COREY TAYLOR & FRIENDS, the night also included an opening set by CHERRY BOMBS, the all-girl dance group led by his fiancée Alicia Dove.
Fan-filmed video footage of Corey‘s performance — including renditions of classic songs by VAN HALEN, GUNS N’ ROSES and DEAD BOYS — can be seen below.
Tickets to the Green Bay show reportedly sold out in less than an hour when they went on sale in February.
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.”