Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Says He Has 5 Good Years Left

With the big 5-O rapidly approaching, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor admits he’s starting to slow down – and says he’s got maybe five more years of touring left before he’ll be too old to meet the physical demands of life on the road.

“I’ve already thought about it — maybe I’ve got another five years left of physically touring like this, the says Taylor, who turns 50 in December. “I try to take care of myself. I work out when I can. The travel out here in Europe is exhausting; the food is horrible — so it makes it hard to do that. As long as I can physically do it, and as long as there are people there to see it, man, I’ll continue to do it. Now, if the quality starts to fail, then I’ll know it’s time to hand it in.”

What’s more is Taylor says if his bandmates aren’t ready to call in quits when he is, he’ll be more than happy to help them find a replacement. “If they wanted to continue and I wanted to retire, I would help them find somebody, to be honest,” he says. “This band has always been bigger than the sum of its own parts. It’s always been hard when the original nine ceases to be the original nine, but at the same time, the ones who are here are here because we love it, and we’ve always gotten something out of it.”

Would Slipknot be a completely different band without Taylor? Who would you pick to replace him?

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