SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor says that he is still “on the fence” about recording a new album with the band.
The Iowa-based act has just completed a three-week European tour — its first since the death last year of bassist Paul Gray
During a July 11 online reading and webchat to promote his new book, “Seven Deadly Sins”, Taylor was asked how he felt about making a new SLIPKNOT album. “I feel better about it, but I’m still kind of on the fence,” he replied. “We’re taking baby steps and we’re going to take our time.”
The frontman added that he really enjoyed SLIPKNOT‘s headlining set at the U.K. edition of the Sonisphere festival on Sunday, July 10 and thanked everyone who participated in the two minute silence for Gray. He said, “I did enjoy the show. The whole tour has been great. Thank you to everyone who came and everyone who participated in the two minutes of silence for Paulie; he would have been so proud.”
In a May 2011 interview with a Grand Rapids, Michigan radio station, Taylor stated about the public comments of other SLIPKNOT members like Shawn Crahan and Joey Jordison, who have insisted that they want to make a new album, “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 spoonfeed 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.”
Taylor did tell The Pulse Of Radio that even if this is SLIPKNOT‘s last tour, he’d like to see the band play the U.S. one last time. “It really depends on what happens in Europe,” he said. “If it’s meant to go on, it’ll be very obvious to us within the first show. But even if it was our last tour, it would be good to, you know, at least do a U.S. run and just kind of let the audience say goodbye.”
SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison said in an April 2011 interview that the band will carry on “with or without Taylor.”