There are few things we love more than a good rant from Corey Taylor, and his thoughts on seflie sticks will surly make those with the blackest of hearts laugh just a little.
In a recent interview with NME, Taylor said, “…Whenever I see one, I'm like 'seriously?! There’s a whole f*cking industry making hundreds of thousand dollars probably every day just so we can take big f*cking pictures of our own stupid faces?!'."
…But wait! There’s more!
Taylor followed up that sad but likely true thought with, “…I would find a baseball bat - or a cricket bat in England - and I would beat the living sh*t out of that person probably and then I would go to jail without even being the slightest bit f*cking sorry. Cuff me up, officer! I’m not trying to run, is that the van? Ok, I’ll get myself in! Just get me the f*ck out of here."
Of course, this wasn’t Taylor’s first technology-related rant. He spoke with WRIF’s Meltdown back in September 2014 in the lead up to Knotfest and had this to say about people being on their phones during shows:
“I see it every once and a while, but people don’t do that so much at our shows. If they do, they do it quite a ways back, because I empty whole water bottles into people. As soon as I see them staring at their phone or tweeting or whatever. There was this one poor girl, and God bless her; she was a fan, but at the same time, she’s wasn’t being covert about it. So, I emptied four bottles into her, and oh my God, it had to have broken her phone! And then, she was just bummed for the rest of the night, and I just kept shrugging at her going, ‘Hey! It’s a live show! Pay attention, or don’t be here!’ So yeah, I don’t see it as much anymore, because I think I’ve made the statement that I will ruin your phone if you do that in front of my show.”
If you enjoyed those insights, we bet you’d like Taylor new book You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look at the Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left, which will be coming out July 7th and is current available for pre-order at Amazon. We’re sure it’ll get picked as one of Oprah’s Book Club selections real soon!
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.