List: Corey Taylor of Slipknot Shares Some Favorite Concerts
Mon, 02 Jul 2012 07:04:19
Right now, Slipknot is decimating amphitheaters across the country on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.
They always stun and awe audiences with their unique, unforgettable, and undeniable performances.
There's nothing in the world like seeing Slipknot live. It's an all-encompassing sensory experience and catharsis of the highest order. It's visceral. It's violent. It's vibrant. It's completely and utterly vital…
On July 24, the group drops its retrospective collection Antennas to Hell and then it will host its very own KNOTFEST on August 17 at the Mid-America Motor Complex in Council Bluffs, IA and Saturday August 18 at the Somerset Amphitheater in Minneapolis, MN.
Given Slipknot's live prowess, ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief spoke to Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor about three of his favorite concerts that he attended.
Photos by Corey Soria of Slipknot in Mountain View, CA at Mayhem 2012
"If I had to ballpark it, my three favorite concerts I ever saw when I was a kid were…"
Metallica — "Damaged Justice Tour" 1989
"I saw Metallica and The Cult on the ...And Justice for All tour, and it was one of the best concerts I'd ever seen. Metallica was so bulletproof at the time. They were so good, tight, and concise. You could see that the future was opening up for them. They were no longer going to be just a genre band. They were going to be Metallica as we know them. There was a lot of excitement there, and we were there for them. That concert was fantastic."
Pantera & White Zombie — "War of the Gargantuas Tour" 1996
"I saw Pantera with White Zombie in 1996. That was just a ferocious concert, man. That was officially the last time I was in a moshpit too because I had a nipple ring get ripped out in the pit. I was like, 'That's all for me! Thank you very much! I don't think I ever want to do this again' [Laughs]."
Rage Against the Machine — "Download Festival" 2010
"I wasn't a kid at the time, but watching Rage Against the Machine at Download 2010 was sick. It was so unreal. It was one of the best live performances I've ever seen by a band that brings such a minimalistic approach to the stage. It was literally just them and their instruments set up on the stage. You would've thought they had stacks of Marshalls and ten-foot risers. The energy alone was so thick. You could see it, feel it, and taste it."
What were your favorite concerts? Will you be seeing Slipknot at Mayhem?
For more Slipknot see our Five Reasons We Can't Wait for KNOTFEST piece, latest interview with Corey Taylor, and live review of Mayhem's kick-off in San Bernardino.
Win a pair of tickets to see Slipknot on Mayhem here!
Photos by Corey Soria of Slipknot in San Bernardino at Mayhem 2012