Taylor performing in June 2018
|Birth name||Corey Todd Taylor|
|Also known as||
December 8, 1973|
Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
Taylor formed Stone Sour in 1992, playing in the Des Moines area, and working on a demo. He joined Slipknot in 1997 to replace their original vocalist and has subsequently released five studio albums with them. After the first two Slipknot albums went Platinum, Taylor revived Stone Sour to record an album and tour in 2002. He has worked with several bands, including Junk Beer Kidnap Band, Korn, Disturbed, Apocalyptica, Code Orange, Anthrax, and Soulfly. Taylor was ranked at number 86 in Hit Parader's Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time. He was also named the seventh greatest heavy metal frontman by NME. Taylor was also found, by VVN Music, to possess the second-widest vocal range of any known singer in popular music with a range of five and a half octaves. He was beaten only by Mike Patton (six octaves).
Corey Todd Taylor was born on December 8, 1973 in Des Moines, Iowa. He was mostly raised by his single mother in Waterloo, Iowa, a place described by Taylor as a "hole in the ground with buildings around it". He is of German and Native American descent on his father's side, and Dutch and Irish on his mother's side. In 1979, Taylor and his mother saw the sci-fi series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Before the series, there was a trailer for the 1978 horror film Halloween. Taylor said this "developed some sense of Slipknot in [himself]". While Halloween introduced Taylor to masks and horror themes, Taylor's grandmother introduced him to rock music, showing him a collection of Elvis Presley records from the 1950s to 1970s. He especially found songs like "Teddy Bear", "In the Ghetto", and "Suspicious Minds" to appeal to his interests the most, describing them as "good times". Taylor also began listening to Black Sabbath at a young age, beginning with their early work.
Taylor, along with his mother and sister, lived at one point in an "old dilapidated farmhouse" which on days in late autumn would "look like Black Sabbath album covers". By age 15, he had developed a drug addiction and had overdosed on cocaine twice. By this time, he was living in Waterloo, but later set out on his own and ended up at his grandmother's house in Des Moines. She took legal custody of him so that he could continue going to school, and she helped him buy musical equipment. When Taylor was 18, he left his grandmother's house and went to various places in Iowa, Des Moines being a place to which he frequently returned.
In 2017, on an episode of Viceland's The Therapist, Taylor revealed that he was sexually abused at the age of 10 by a 16-year-old friend. Taylor stated that he never told anyone about the incident until he was "probably 18" because his abuser "threatened to hurt [him] and threatened to hurt [his] mom". At age 18, when Taylor was living with his grandmother, he attempted suicide by way of overdose. His ex-girlfriend's mother drove him to the hospital in Des Moines and doctors were able to resuscitate him. He describes this as the lowest point in his life. Taylor first met his father when he was 30 years old, and now has a relationship with him, although he said their paths do not cross that often.
In Des Moines, Iowa, Joey Jordison, Shawn Crahan, and Mick Thomson approached him asking him to join Slipknot. He agreed to go to one of their practices, and ended up singing in front of them. Of Slipknot's nine members, Corey was the sixth to join the band. Performing with Slipknot, he would also come to be known as "Number Eight", being that the band follows a numbering scheme for its members, ranging from 0–8. According to Shawn Crahan, Corey wanted number eight, because it symbolizes infinity.
Feeling he could expand more inside Slipknot than in Stone Sour, Taylor temporarily quit Stone Sour, even though they were recording an album with Sean McMahon. Taylor's first gig with Slipknot was on August 22, 1997, which according to band members did not go well. During his first gig, Taylor did not perform wearing a mask; however, for his second show nearly a month later, Corey wore a mask that resembles his debut album mask. Taylor's current mask was described by MTV's Chris Harris as looking "as though it were made of dried, human flesh—like Leatherface, if only he used moisturizer."
Taylor has recorded with Slipknot since the release of their second demo album, a self-titled demo used to promote the band to prospective labels and producers. As permanent vocalist, he recorded with Slipknot at Indigo Ranch in Malibu, California and released Slipknot, the band's debut album that peaked number one on the Top Heatseekers chart, went double platinum in the United States, and was included in the 2006 book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Taylor was accused of copyright infringement, regarding the lyrics of the song "Purity", but no action was taken. Taylor began recording for their second studio album, Iowa, in 2001 at Sound City and Sound Image in Van Nuys, Los Angeles. It was released August 28, 2001 and peaked number one on the UK Albums Chart, as well as number three on the Billboard 200. While writing Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), Taylor decided to write lyrics that would not warrant an explicit label. It peaked number two on the Billboard 200. All Hope Is Gone was the first Slipknot album to peak number one on the Billboard 200.
Taylor is a founding member of the American hard rock band Stone Sour. After he formed the band in 1992 with drummer Joel Ekman, Shawn Economaki joined filling in the bass position, leaving the electric guitar position to be filled by Josh Rand. Stone Sour recorded a demo album in 1993, and another in 1994. In 1997, Taylor was approached by the metal band, Slipknot, resulting in him abandoning Stone Sour while they were recording a demo album with Sean McMahon at SR studios. Taylor did not return until five years later to record their debut album, Stone Sour in 2002. Both Taylor and guitarist Josh Rand contacted Jim Root, Slipknot's guitarist, and Shawn Economaki, Stone Sour's original bassist, to begin writing songs for their debut album. Drummer Joel Ekman came back on board as well. This "reformation" later resulted in Stone Sour recording at Catamount Studios in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Their self-titled debut album was released August 27, 2002, and it debuted at number 46 on the Billboard 200. Their second album, Come What(ever) May debuted at number four on the Billboard 200. It was released August 1, 2006, and charted on several different charts. Live in Moscow is currently their only album specifically released only for music download. During the recording of the album, drummer Joel Ekman left the band for personal reasons. As a result, drummer Roy Mayorga was recruited, taking his place. The group released their third studio album, Audio Secrecy, on September 7, 2010.
Later, Corey Taylor announced the release of a concept double album with Stone Sour. The albums are titled "House of Gold And Bones". During the process of making the double album, bassist Shawn Economaki left the band. He was temporarily replaced for touring purposes by Johny Chow. The first part was released in October 2012 and the second part in April 2013. There are 23 songs in total, 11 on the first part and 12 on the second. In addition to these two albums is a four-part comic book series written by Taylor and published by Dark Horse Comics, which went on sale in 2013. With these albums came a story that was written by Taylor that coincide with the album. Fans can also construct a miniature "house of gold and bones" from the packaging design of the physical versions of the two albums. Taylor has also said that he would like to finish off the project by making the story into a movie but nothing has come of this yet.
Taylor has appeared as a guest musician on albums by Soulfly, Apocalyptica, Damageplan and Steel Panther. At one point, he was heavily involved in the recording of thrash metal band Anthrax's album, Worship Music, but the sessions remain unreleased. He also contributed to the Roadrunner United all-star album in 2005, providing vocals for the song "Rich Man". Taylor has also made a brief appearance in Steel Panther's singles "Death to All but Metal", "Eyes of a Panther", and "Asian Hooker". In 2006, Taylor founded the record company Great Big Mouth Records. Taylor has produced two albums: Face Cage's self-titled album and Walls of Jericho's Redemption. Taylor provided guest narration on the track "Repentance" for Dream Theater's 2007 album Systematic Chaos. In an interview with Billboard magazine, Taylor confirmed that on January 13, 2009, he was planning on making a solo album, as well as returning to his side project Stone Sour after Slipknot's All Hope Is Gone World Tour. Taylor has stated that he was writing songs that "don't fit either of his main bands." He describes them as a cross between Foo Fighters, Johnny Cash, and Social Distortion, saying that there's "a country background that comes built-in with living in Iowa".
On March 30, 2009, it was confirmed that Taylor and the Junk Beer Kidnap Band would be performing at Rockfest in 2009. The group performed on April 24, 2009 at People's Court in Des Moines, Iowa, marking Taylor's first official solo show. Taylor performs with his band the Dum Fux, who make covers for 1970s punk rock and 1980s hair metal. Taylor also performs with Audacious P, a band that is primarily a Tenacious D cover band. Rapper Tech N9ne confirmed that Taylor was to perform on his album K.O.D., but was removed because Taylor did not submit his vocals in time. Taylor recently admitted that he tried out for the vacant singer spot in the band Velvet Revolver, but said that it just did not work out. However, according to a recent Billboard article, it seems likely that he may in fact become the vocalist for Velvet Revolver, though no official confirmation has been made. Duff McKagan added that they can neither "confirm or deny" Taylor's membership in the band but believes that Taylor is the "real deal". Slash has since ruled Corey out as the possible new vocalist explaining that "[it] just wasn't right" although he does love him. He however, has recorded 10 new songs with the band, drummer Matt Sorum stated it's unlikely it will ever be released. Taylor explained to Mark Hoppus on Hoppus on Music that McKagan and he were writing new music for a possible new supergroup.
In July 2011 Taylor collaborated with Aaron Lewis while promoting Lewis' solo album, Town Line for a one night only acoustic duet show covering songs such as, Pearl Jam's "Black", Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb, and Alice in Chains' Down in a Hole, videos from this show with Taylor and Lewis can be found on YouTube. Taylor also shared the stage with Aaron Lewis on August 16, 2009 during the Ride For Dime memorial concert. They performed Pantera covers with a variety of other musicians.
As a solo artist he recorded a song, "X-M@$", for The Teenage Cancer Trust. The single was made available to digital retailers on December 12, 2010. It debuted at number thirty-seven in the UK. Taylor clarified on YouTube that the song was just a joke about people who don't enjoy Christmas. He personally loves Christmas especially due to the fact he gets to see his extended family but finds the frustration of people who don't like it to be hilarious.
Between 2013 and 2016, Taylor appeared with Kings of Chaos.
In 2017, he and Griffin appeared as guest stars on an episode of The Nostalgia Critic, as both have stated they are fans of the show.
On December 4, 2013, Taylor joined the cast of Fear Clinic. He played Bauer, one of the employees of the clinic who struggles to keep things under control when all hell breaks loose. He appeared in the 2013 horror film Bullied. In October 2015, Taylor provided the roars for the character of The Fisher King in the Doctor Who episode "Before the Flood". Taylor also appeared as a cameo in "Sharknado 4".
Style and influence
The first two Slipknot albums with Taylor's vocals, Slipknot and Iowa, both contain substantial explicit content. Many critics claimed Taylor relied on the profanity, which is why Slipknot's third album, Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) is profanity-free, (with the exceptions of the word bitch on the song "Duality" and bastard on the spoken intro of "Pulse of the Maggots"), and did not warrant the explicit label. Compared with the previous vocalist for Slipknot, Anders Colsefni, Taylor has a vocal style that was characterized by ex-drummer Joey Jordison as "really good melodic singing". Taylor's vocal style, which contains at times melodic singing, growling, screaming, shouting, and rapping, led him to place at number 86 on the Hit Parader's Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time and is often compared to other vocalists such as Ivan L. Moody, John Bush, Phil Anselmo and Jamey Jasta.
Taylor's two major projects have contrasting temperaments. Slipknot is considered to be heavy metal, nu metal and alternative metal, and expresses moods such as depression, hostility, anger, misanthropy, and rebellion. Stone Sour is classified as alternative metal, expressing moods of bleakness and somberness as well as anger and rebellion.
On September 17, 2002, Taylor's then-fiancée, Scarlett, gave birth to their son Griffin Parker. Taylor also has a daughter named Angeline from an earlier relationship.  Taylor and Scarlett married on March 11, 2004, and divorced in 2007. On November 13, 2009, Taylor married Stephanie Luby at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. On December 28, 2017, Taylor announced on his Twitter that he had been separated for 10 months and had begun dating Cherrybombs creator and member, Alicia Dove.
Taylor has had alcohol abuse problems, which Scarlett helped him through as well as keeping him from committing suicide. In 2006, Taylor told MTV that he had attempted to jump off a balcony of the eighth floor of The Hyatt on Sunset Boulevard in 2003, but "somehow [Scarlett] stopped me". This was later recanted by Taylor in an interview with Kerrang! radio and stated that it was, in fact, his friend Thom Hazaert who stopped him from jumping. Scarlett then told him that either he would have to get sober or she would annul their marriage. Before Stone Sour started recording Come What(ever) May in January 2006, Taylor was sober.
On August 3, 2009, he co-hosted the 2009 Kerrang! Awards alongside Scott Ian of Anthrax. The following year, they both once again co-hosted The Kerrang! Awards, where Corey collected the K! Services to Metal award on behalf of Paul Gray, who died after an accidental overdose of morphine and fentanyl.
Discography as featured artist
|1998||Sister Soleil||Soularium||"Liar"||Backing vocals|||
|"Lost", "Get Up", "Come + Go", The Same||Vocals, backing vocals, producer|||
|2002||Rollins Band||Rise Above||"Rise Above", "Room 13", "TV Party", "Six Pack", "Annihilate This Week"||Vocals, backing vocals|||
|2004||Damageplan||New Found Power||"Fuck You"||Vocals|||
|2005||Roadrunner United||The All-Star Sessions||"The Rich Man"||Vocals|||
|2006||Korn||Family Values Tour 2006||"Freak on a Leash (Live)"||Backing vocals|||
|2007||Dream Theater||Systematic Chaos||"Repentance"||Spoken word contribution|||
|2007||Apocalyptica||Worlds Collide||"I'm Not Jesus"||Vocals|||
|2008||Walls of Jericho||Redemption||"Ember Drive", "My Last Stand", "Addicted"||Backing vocals, producer|||
|2009||Steel Panther||Feel the Steel||"Death to All But Metal", "Asian Hooker", "Eyes of a Panther"||Vocals, backing vocals|||
|2010||Johnny Aloha||Lavapalooza (Tiki Music Versions of Rock And Rap Hits!)||Almost Paradise||Vocals|||
|2010||Corey Taylor||X-M@$||X-M@$||Vocals, guitars, bass, drums, producer|||
|2011||Travis Barker||Give the Drummer Some||"On My Own"||Vocals, guitars, producer|
|2013||Corey Taylor, Dave Grohl, Rick Nielsen, Scott Reeder||Sound City: Real to Reel||"From Can to Can't"||Vocals|
|2014||Corey Taylor, Jason Christopher, Christian Martucci, Roy Mayorga, Satchel||This Is Your Life – A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio||"Rainbow in the Dark"||Vocals|
|2015||Tech N9ne||Special Effects||"Wither"||Vocals|
|2015||Teenage Time Killers||Greatest Hits Vol. 1||"Egobomb"||Vocals|
|2016||Zakk Wylde||Book of Shadows II||"Sleeping Dogs"||Vocals|
|2016||Korn||The Serenity of Suffering||"A Different World"||Vocals|||
|2018||Tonight Alive||Underworld||"My Underworld"||Vocals|
|2018||Code Orange||The Hurt Will Go On||"The Hunt"||Vocals|
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
|1999||Welcome to Our Neighborhood||Himself||Thomas Mignone|
|2001||We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n Roll||Penelope Spheeris|
|2006||Voliminal: Inside the Nine||Shawn Crahan|
|2008||Nine: The Making Of All Hope Is Gone|
|Get Thrashed||Rick Ernst|
|2009||Of the (sic): Your Nightmares, Our Dreams||Shawn Crahan|
|2010||Audible Visions of (sic)nesses|
|2013||Sound City||Dave Grohl|
|2015||Fear Clinic||Bauer||Robert Green Hall|
|2015||Doctor Who - Before the Flood||Fisher King (roar only)||Daniel O'Hara|
|2016||QI - Series N Episode 3 "Nosey Noisy"||Himself||Ian Lorimer|
|2016||Officer Downe||Headcase Harry||Shawn Crahan|
|2017||Nostalgia Critic||Himself||Episode: The Sorcerer's Apprentice|
|2017||Day of the Gusano: Live in Mexico||Shawn Crahan|
|Unknown||"The Tiger" : "I have been writing since I was nine years old, my first published piece being 'The Tiger', which was featured on the front page of the Jackson Journal (to be fair, the Jackson Journal was the leaflet handed out at my old elementary school, and it was only two pages"). source : Seven Deadly Sins (book), page 70.|
|2001–2016||Monthly column for the British publication called "Rock Sound". source : Seven Deadly Sins (book), page 69.|
|2010||Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good|
|2013||A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven (Or How I Made Peace With The Paranormal And Stigmatized Zealots & Cynics In The Process)|
|2015||You're Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look at the Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left|
|2017||America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside "The Greatest Country in the World"|
|Audio-Technica AEW-T6100 Wireless Handheld Microphone||2000–|
|Shure Wireless system||2004–2005|
|Ibanez Voice Chorus||1999–2000|
|Ibanez Custom Artcore Talman Semi-Hollow Body||2003–2005||-|
Revolver Golden Gods Awards
|2010||Corey Taylor||Best Vocalist||Nominated|
|2013||Corey Taylor||Best Vocalist||Won|
Loudwire Music Awards
|2015||Corey Taylor||Rock Titan||Won|
|2017||Corey Taylor||Best Vocalist||Nominated|
- Arnopp, Jason (2001), Slipknot: Inside the Sickness, Behind the Masks, Ebury, ISBN 0-09-187933-7
- McIver, Joel (2001), Slipknot: Unmasked, Omnibus, ISBN 0-7119-8677-0
- "COREY TAYLOR's DUM FUX: More Details About New Year's Eve Show Announced". blabbermouth.net. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
- "Slipknot vies for second Grammy win". desmoinesregister.com. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
- allmusic ((( Corey Taylor > Overview ))) AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-05-10.
- "Hit Parader's Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists of All Time". Hit Parader. Retrieved 2010-07-16.
- "Digging Deeper: Axl Rose is NOT the Singer With the Widest Range ~ VVN Music". vintagevinylnews.com.
- Artist: Corey Taylor Musicbrainz. Retrieved April 18, 2010.
- Corey Taylor Information, Photos, and Trivia at MovieTome Archived December 7, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Movietome.com. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
- Arnopp 2001, p. 26
- "Slipknot's Corey Taylor on Paul Gray, the new tour, and staying in for the long haul". The Irish Times. January 9, 2015.
- Arnopp 2001, p. 27
- Arnopp 2001, p. 28
- Arnopp 2001, p. 25
- Loudwire (2015-07-22), Corey Taylor - Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction? (Part 1), retrieved 2018-02-19
- Arnopp 2001, p. 29
- "Corey Taylor Opens Up About Being Sexually Assaulted at Age 10". Loudwire. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
- "Corey Taylor Opens Up About Depression + Attempted Suicide". Loudwire.
- Voliminal: Inside The Nine. Roadrunner Records.
- Arnopp 2001, p. 71
- Childers, Chad (July 28, 2012). "Slipknot's Shawn Crahan Explains How Band Member Numbers Came to Be". Loudwire. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
- Arnopp 2001, p. 72
- Arnopp 2001, p. 77
- Harris, Chris (July 1, 2008). "Slipknot Unveil Creepy New Masks Reminiscent of Dr. Doom, Frankenstein, Leatherface". MTV.
- Arnopp 2001, pp. 82–86
- "Slipknot Billboard Albums Charts". Allmusic. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
- Buckley, Peter (2003). The Rough Guide Rock: The Definitive Guide to More than 1200 Artists and Bands (3 ed.). Rough Guides. p. 954. ISBN 1-84353-105-4.
- "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. August 29, 2008. Archived from the original on December 10, 2010. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
- Dimery, Robert (2006). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Universe. ISBN 0-7893-1371-5.
- Arnopp 2001, pp. 159–61
- Iowa (Compact disc). Slipknot (band). Roadrunner Records. 2001.
- Zobbel (June 16, 2007). "Chart Log UK". Zobbel. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
- "Iowa – Slipknot". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
- Thomson, Mick. "NAMM 2008 Report". On Track Magazine. Archived from the original on December 16, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
- "Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses – Slipknot". Billboard. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
- "All Hope Is Gone is #1!!". Sparkart. September 3, 2008. Archived from the original on September 3, 2008. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
- "Corey Taylor Insists His Other Band Is No Slipknot Jr". MTV. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
- allmusic ((( Stone Sour > Overview ))) Allmusic. Retrieved April 22, 2010.
- "Corey Taylor Insists His Other Band Is No Slipknot Jr". MTV. July 11, 2002. Retrieved April 24, 2009.
- allmusic ((( Stone Sour > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved April 19, 2010.
- Stone Sour (EXPLICIT) (CD) Tower Records. Retrieved April 22, 2010.
- "Stone Sour > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". allmusic. Retrieved December 7, 2009.
- "Discography Stone Sour". australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on September 2, 2011. Retrieved December 7, 2009.
- "Chart Stats – Stone Sour". Chart Stats. Retrieved December 7, 2009.
- Live In Moscow – Stone Sour Archived February 21, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. Roadrunner. Retrieved April 22, 2010.
- COREY TAYLOR – Revolver Magazine Archived December 16, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. Revolver. Retrieved April 22, 2010.
- "Muen Magazine | STONE SOUR ANNOUNCE SEPTEMBER 7 RELEASE DATE FOR AUDIO SECRECY". Muen Magazine. Retrieved 2010-07-01.
- "Audio Secrecy – Stone Sour" Archived July 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.. Roadrunner Records. Retrieved 2010-07-01.
- (2010-06-26) "STONE SOUR: Pro-Shot Performance Footage Of New Song Available" Archived June 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.. Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2010-07-01.
- Corey Taylor − Metal Storm Metal Storm. Retrieved 2009-11-29.
- ""The Rich Man"". The All-Star Sessions (Compact Disc). Roadrunner United. Roadrunner Records. 2005.
- (2009-05-14) "STEEL PANTHER To Play London Club Show". Blabbermouth.net.
- MTV News staff report (June 7, 2006). "For The Record: Quick News On Notorious B.I.G., Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba, Danger Mouse & More". MTV. Retrieved 2010-05-21.
- "Slipknot Frontman Partners With Facecage To Launch Great Big Mouth Records". Blabbermouth.net. June 6, 2006. Archived from the original on September 11, 2012. Retrieved 2010-05-21.
- "WALLS OF JERICHO, COREY TAYLOR Talk About 'Redemption'". Blabbermouth.net. April 22, 2008. Archived from the original on September 9, 2012. Retrieved 2010-05-21.
- Graff, Gary (January 13, 2009). "Slipknot Readies Tour, Taylor Plots Solo Album". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-02-22.
- SLIPKNOT Singer's COREY TAYLOR AND THE JUNK BEER KIDNAP BAND To Play 'Secret' Show Archived June 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved April 12, 2010.
- Taylor Solo | Roadrunner Records Archived June 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved April 22, 2010.
- Corey Taylor's Dum Fux – More Details About New Year's Eve Show Announced Archived March 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. A–Z Heavy Metal. Retrieved April 22, 2010.
- Harris, Chris (06−01−17) Slipknot's Taylor Gearing Up For Stone Sour LP — And Tenacious D Tribute MTV.
- Tech N9ne — The man behind the painted face San Diego Entertainer Magazine. Retrieved April 22, 2010.
- allmusic ((( K.O.D. > Overview ))) Allmusic. Retrieved April 22, 2010.
- The future of SLIPKNOT in doubt? Corey spills the dirt on his new band Revolver. Retrieved April 22, 2010.
- Graff, Gary (January 28, 2011). "Stone Sour's Corey Taylor Addresses Velvet Revolver Rumors, Slipknot's Future". Retrieved 2011-01-30.
- "Duff Mckagan Talks Corey Taylor in Velvet Revolver". YouTube. February 19, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-07.
- "Slash rules Corey Taylor out of contention for Velvet Revolver – video". NME. April 18, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-16.
- "Velvet Revolver reveal they have recorded an album with Slipknot's Corey Taylor". NME. July 26, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-16.
- "Individual Video | Fuse.tv – Music Videos and News, Free Downloads and Concerts". Fusemusic.com. September 24, 2011. Archived from the original on December 29, 2011. Retrieved December 7, 2011.
- "COREY TAYLOR: Video For Christmas Single Released". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-11. Retrieved 2011-12-07.
- "STONE SOUR Frontman's Holiday Single Fails To Topple SIMON COWELL". Blabbermouth.net. 2010-12-21.
- "COREY TAYLOR To Host New Radio Show On APPLE MUSIC's Beats 1". Blabbermouth.net. February 29, 2016. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
- Stef Lach (July 13, 2016). "Slipknot's Corey Taylor to guest on new Korn album". Metal Hammer. Future plc. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
- Arnopp 2001, p. 73
- (2006-12-04) Hit Parader's Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time Hearya. Retrieved April 19, 2010.
- Huey, Steve allmusic ((( Slipknot > Overview ))) Allmusic. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
- Torreano, Bradley allmusic ((( Stone Sour > Overview ))) Allmusic. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
- Come What(ever) May (booklet). Stone Sour. Roadrunner Records. 2006.
- Corey Taylor married Stephanie Luby: Taylor & Luby wedding Celebgalz.com. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
- The Boogie Knight Returns (2017-12-28). @CoreyTaylorRock https://twitter.com/CoreyTaylorRock/status/946524007595208704. Retrieved 2017-12-28. Missing or empty
- Wiederhorn, Jon (June 15, 2006) "Corey Taylor Hits Rock Bottom On Way To New Stone Sour LP" MTV. Retrieved April 1, 2010.
- "Slipknot Frontman: This Is Who I Am - Blabbermouth.net". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Archived from the original on 2009-09-10.
- "Stone Sour: Producer Announced; Recording To Begin In January". Blabbermouth.net. September 20, 2005. Archived from the original on June 29, 2012. Retrieved 2010-05-21.
- Corey Taylor Pictures – The Kerrang! Awards 2009 – Zimbio Zimbio. Retrieved April 29, 2010.
- (2009-06-30) "Kerrang! Magazine – Slipknot's Corey Taylor and Scott Ian will co-host" Archived July 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Kerrang!. Retrieved 2010-06-11.
- "Scott Ian and Corey Taylor to present The Relentless Energy Drink Kerrang! Awards 2010". Kerrang. June 22, 2010. Archived from the original on June 28, 2010. Retrieved August 5, 2010.
- Crumb, Michael J. (June 21, 2010). "Slipknot bassist died of morphine overdose". MSNBC. Associated Press. Retrieved June 21, 2010.
- (2010-09-04). "Corey Taylor's 'Seven Deadly Sins': Book Details Revealed" Archived September 9, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.. Blabbermouth.net
- allmusic ((( Soularium > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved April 18, 2010.
- Sister Soleil – Soularium (CD) at Discogs Discogs. Retrieved May 17, 2010.
- "Smakdab – The Secret History of the Cedar Valley". Thesecrethistory.org. March 20, 2007. Retrieved 2011-12-07.
- Soulfly – Prophecy (CD, Album, Ltg, Dig) Discogs. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
- allmusic – Jumpdafuckup Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
- Primitive by Soulfly – Download Primitive on iTunes iTunes. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
- allmusic ((( Strait Up > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
- Requiem | Corey Taylor Song – Yahoo! Music Yahoo!. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
- allmusic ((( Slitheryn > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
- Slitheryn (Insert). Slitheryn. Bad News Records. 2007.
- Various – Rise Above (CD, Comp) Discogs. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
- Room 13 | Corey Taylor Song – Yahoo! Music Yahoo!. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
- allmusic ((( New Found Power > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
- Damageplan -New Found Power (CD, Enh) at Discogs Discogs. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
- (2007-10-23) Rich Man | Corey Taylor Yahoo! Music. Retrieved April 18, 2010.
- allmusic ((( Roadrunner United: The All Star Sessions > Overview ))) Allmusic. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
- (2005-12-16) "ROADRUNNER UNITED Concert: Complete Details Revealed!". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2010-07-01.
- Korn feat. Corey Talyor – Freak on a Leash MySpace Videos. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
- Family Values Tour 2006 (2006) (V) IMDb. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
- "Facecage Taps Slipknot's Corey Taylor For Upcoming Album". Blabbermouth.net. May 9, 2008. Archived from the original on May 14, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-29.
- "Facecage To Open For Soulfly in Des Moines". Blabbermouth.net. October 10, 2008. Archived from the original on October 13, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-29.
- Systematic Chaos (Insert). Dream Theater. Roadrunner Records. 2007.
- allmusic ((( Systematic Chaos > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
- I'm Not Jesus (feat. Corey Taylor) iTunes. Retrieved April 18, 2010.
- (2007-07-11) APOCALYPTICA With COREY TAYLOR: 'I'm Not Jesus' Video Posted Online Archived April 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Blabbermouth.net.
- "Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman producing new Walls of Jericho EP". October 17, 2007. Archived from the original on April 22, 2008. Retrieved January 14, 2009.
- allmusic ((( Redemption > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-05-17.
- allmusic ((( Feel the Steel > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved April 18, 2010.
- Feel the Steel [PA] – CD – Steel Panther Best Buy. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
- Feel the Steel (CD). Steel Panther. Universal Records. 2009.
- "Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman producing new Christmas 2010 single for the charity "Teenage Cancer Trust"". December 10, 2010. Retrieved December 10, 2010.
- allmusic ((( Redemption > Credits ))) Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-12-13.
- Pendleton, Reece. "We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'n' Roll". Chicago Reader. Wrapports LLC. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
- D'Angelo, Joe (April 10, 2001). "Slipknot To Perform In 'Rollerball' Remake". MTV. MTV Networks. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
- "Rollerball". Internet Movie Database. Amazon.com. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
- "Voliminal: Inside the Nine". Internet Movie Database. Amazon.com. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
- "Voliminal: Inside the Nine > Credits". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
- Marcus, Bianca (July 28, 2009). "Slipknot Creating "Sic" Reissue". ChartAttack. Archived from the original on October 19, 2015. Retrieved April 29, 2010.
- "Slipknot [10th Anniversary Edition CD/] > Credits". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved April 29, 2010.
- "SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Explains How He Came To Voice Alien Overlord On 'Doctor Who'". Blabbermouth. October 9, 2015. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
- Equipamento – Slipknot Brasil × O maior site (English). Retrieved April 22, 2010.
|Corey Taylor - Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction? (Part 1), Loudwire, 11:04, July 22, 2015|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Corey Taylor.|
- Corey Taylor official website
- Corey Taylor fansite
- Slipknot website
- Stone Sour website
- Corey Taylor interview
- Metal Underground: interview
- NY rock: article
- IGN: article
- Duff McKagan on Corey Taylor in Seattle Weekly