Although the band Vended features the sons of two Slipknot members, Griffin Taylor — the son of Corey Taylor — says he’s not trying to prove himself, match his father’s success or make any sort of statement. Instead, he’s in it for the gratification of others, he says.
“Our goal is not to be up on stage and be, like, ‘Look at us. We’re so cool. We’re so this,'” the 20-year-old Taylor says. “Our goal is to entertain you; our goal is to make you feel better. Because everyone feels like sh** nowadays. And it’s just kind of nice to have someone just kind of hurt themselves on stage, just screaming, and then wake up the next morning with back problems, and then have you go home and be, like, ‘You know what? That was a really nice experience. I can kind of see where these guys are coming from.'”
In addition to Taylor, Vended features Simon Crahan, the son of Slipknot’s Shawn “Clown” Crahan, on drums; Connor Grodzicki on rhythm guitar; Cole Espeland on lead guitar; and Jeremiah Pugh on bass.
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