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This page[edit]

Reads as if a r******d child wrote it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.194.195.182 (talk) 01:16, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Then why don't you fix it and see if it gets reverted. By the way, immature comments much like the one you have posted will most likely never be constructive. 67.172.98.241 (talk) 02:41, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

What has Gibson to do with anything? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.107.158.195 (talk) 14:44, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Vocal style[edit]

At the Iowa album Corey uses brutal vocals, most people who knows about slipknot knows about this. Yet, i don't know if they should be called growls, since they are still more melodic than Cannibal Corpse( we take them as a example ) but yet screams are high vocals, and the ones corey used was low pitched. What do you think? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.224.213.180 (talk) 11:26, 2 December 2007 (UTC) I was considering adding "death growls" for the genre. Dark Executioner (talk) 23:39, 2 March 2008 (UTC) Death growls are much much deeper than what Corey uses. I'm sorry but his brutal vocals do not constitute as 'death growls', I'm removing this from the list. MeteorHawk 20:51, 26 March 2009 He can growl, he can yell, he can sing. He has an amazing voice. It's powerful and beautiful as well. --Samantha M. 4/1/09 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.229.180.76 (talk) 19:35, 1 April 2009 (UTC) But technically speaking it is not 'death growling'. MeteorHawk 16:52, 2 April 2009 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.46.88.123 (talk) Whoever keeps adding 'death growls' to the vocal stlye, please stop. I know how you fans like to think Corey is 'teh most br00tul vocalist evar' but comparing even his harshest vocals to actual death metal bands shows a difference between Mr Taylor's growling style and the actual death growling style. If there exists a professional reference on the internet that contradicts my statement, then feel free to link it. Otherwise, leave his vocals as they are, thank you. MeteorHawk 14:30, 3 May 2009 Corey Taylor's vocal style is not Death Growls. Death Growls are what is used by vocalists like Glen Benton of Decide, George Fisher of Cannibal Corpse or Angela Gossow Of Arch Enemy at the Death Growls most Melodic. Corey Taylor isn't even close to this. Duck610 (talk) 12:22, 21 July 2009 (UTC) Thank you MeteorHawk —Preceding undated comment added 16:27, 28 August 2009 (UTC).

mansion[edit]

his other mansion was in Los Angeles wasn't it? It is not in beverley hills is it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Megastrike14 (talkcontribs) 20:27, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

rap core[edit]

i belive that the rap-core therm in the fact bubble should be removed since rap-core is music like rage against the machine and limp bizkit, and nor slipknot or stone sour reminds any about neither bands. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.224.179.226 (talk) 00:29, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

I also agree that the rap-core genre should be removed from the fact bubble, as the neither of the current bands Taylor is working with are anything like rap-core. —Preceding unsigned comment added by C4meron (talkcontribs) 19:27, 21 December 2007 (UTC)
I don't see any reason why it should be removed, it is clearly sourced from All Music Guide that Slipknot are listed as rap-metal. Rezter (talk) 19:41, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

Relation to Dallas Taylor[edit]

...Is he related to Dallas Taylor? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas_Taylor no, it's not considered.

Idiocy[edit]

I removed a few tiny grammatical errors (spacing between Vocals and Guitar, "your" form, that kind of thing), and also the "Died April 2007" section of the userbox. Since it's only February, obviously he couldn't have died yet. There is also no citation of the final quote pertaining to Wikipedia at the bottom of the Trivia section. With all the random fans around Wikipedia posting "SLIPKNOT RUELZ!!!" messages, I think more people should monitor this page for vandalism. Mister Deranged 22:22, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

I'm doing my best to try and watch all the Slipknot pages for that very reason, I really would love to see these pages get protected. Warhorus 03:08, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

Stone Sour[edit]

I removed the section on Stone Sour. I know that Corey Taylor is the lead singer, but it doesn't warrent a full section giving a history of the band. The Stone Sour page does a fine job of that and is where the information should be located. (Signing this comment a bit late, sorry) Warhorus 15:21, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Whoever put this section back in, please leave it out. The section had virtually nothing to do with Corey Taylor specifically. Wikipedia has a page for Stone Sour already. All that information belongs there, not on the biography page for Corey Taylor. Warhorus 15:21, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Middle name[edit]

It's probably not a big deal, but Taylor's middle name is Todd, not Joshua.

Offspring?[edit]

Where is the evidence that he has an 13 year old daughter?

About the offspring[edit]

I read it in an article at the des moines register ....Chhers! i noticed they are thanked in C(w)EM thank you credits, as well as in the debut akbums credits to. Go to Iowacourts.com and search for corey T Taylor. It wall show that he is paying cs for a child .... well its true seen in pics look! --He does have a teenage daughter, Angelina. Cdsr76 22:53, 20 January 2007 (UTC)cdsr76 Corey has 1 son, named Griffin. He doesn't have a daughter, because him and Scarlett only had one child together. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.254.143.187 (talk) 14:07, 25 October 2008 (UTC) He has a daughter, angelina. He was in highschool when he had her. But yes Griffin is the only child he has with scarlett. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.39.36.189 (talk) 11:34, 13 February 2009 (UTC) Go to Iowacourts.com and search for corey T Taylor. It wall show that he is paying cs for a child .... well its true seen in pics look! ^^^^that deffinitely doesn't work and I couldn't find any pictures. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.39.36.189 (talk) 11:43, 13 February 2009 (UTC) Here name is Angeline, not Angelina. She is currently 17; Griffin is 7, and Corey's former step-daughter, Aravis (Scarlett's daughter) is 11. - NBS —Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.2.184.100 (talk) 23:48, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

Same thing to here[edit]

Same thing to here too, Corey Taylor doesnt play in any band that plays nu metal, especially Slipknot Ps. Iliputti

Updated Picture.[edit]

Since Wikipedia has the adavntage of being constantly updated I think that there should be a more recent picture of Corey in the main page. If you do not know, he has cut his hair much shorter and either dyed or bleached it blond. I would do this myself, except...

1) I do not know how to change the picture. 2) I cannot seem to find a good quality picture of his new style. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Akkid89 (talkcontribs) 05:33, 23 February 2007 (UTC).

Is Corey bald?[edit]

Yes, Corey did shave his head soon after making the video "Sillyworld" for Stone Sour. On the European tour 2007. At the London show in the Astoria he gave two reasons for why he shaved his head: 1. "I wanted to look more like Britney Spears" 2. "This being the real reason. I dont give a fuck about long hair, short hair, any hair i do what I like" waterz88 17:26, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

"The answer is, as far as this article is concerned, it doesn't really matter. I'm not sure who keeps putting this fact back in, but there is no reason to have it in the article. Corey Taylor is not specifically known for his hair. When someone mentions Corey Taylor, his hair is not one of his defining features. To comment on his hair other that for the purposes of building up to a larger point, is unnecessary and I seriously doubt it makes notability.Warhorus 01:23, 1 March 2007 (UTC)"
The above quote was what was originally posted in this section. For future reference, please do not erase other people's comments on talk pages, that's kind of a no-no. That being said, I think you missed the point about my making my comment. The point is that there is no reason to mention it at all. It is not notable. If in the future he becomes notable for his hair then it is worth mentioning. At this point in history, when the average person says Corey Taylor the average listener doesn't not think "Oh ya, that guy from Slipknot/Stone Sour with the hair."Warhorus 18:07, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

i read somewhere that he is indeed bald. but i see his point. its a random fact and i don't see how it would really help the article. Dedman-88 21:26, 3 April 2007 (UTC) I had only put it in there to stop people bitching about it! Its true, that is not what he wants to be remembered for. But if thats all people can ask i may as well tell them so they can get on with whats really important... The music! waterz88 11:53, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Brief history about him/musical history?[edit]

Why does the article only focus on his mask, alcoholism battles, and death rumours? Why were the stuff about him actually being involved with Slipknot and Stone Sour not here (except for the very first line). I can understand full Band histories being removed, but why not mention a brief history of HIM with both bands and such? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Anthony G (talkcontribs) 02:47, 10 March 2007 (UTC). AnthonyG 02:48, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

I welcome you to write those sections up for the page. The problem I ran into was simple availability of information. I encourage you to enter any information on Corey Taylor you can source. Or barring that, feel free to provide some good sources that are academically trustworthy up here and I will be glad to bite the bullet and write them up myself. I just don't have the information easily at my hands from any sources I feel comfortable sourcing. Since Corey is still alive we have to be more cautious about what we post, per WP:BLP. There just aren't many biographies on Corey around that are easy to find outside of fansites, which I feel are less than credible 95% of the time. Feel free to drop me a line here or at my user page. Warhorus 02:55, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Trivia Section[edit]

The whole trivia section stands for removal, if a reasonal reference is not found, per WP:NOTABILITY. If you have a reference for these trivia questions, please put it in, or it will disappear from the article. --Spebi 04:45, 22 March 2007 (UTC) this site sucks ass but COREY TAYLOR OWNS —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.8.205.75 (talk) 21:58, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

Death Rumor[edit]

"I am not dead" is the quote. That is how it was printed in the paper. If he actually said "I am not dead, motherfuckers", it wasn't printed any where, and that makes it hearsay. Hearsay has no place in this article. This is a scholastic resource, not a fanpage. If you are interested in fan pages, there are plenty of them available in elsewhere on the internet. There is nothing wrong with wanting a fanpage. I, for one, think they are great resources of information. Unfortunately they are not the same thing as a scholastic resource. So, in conclusion, please stop changing "I am not dead" to "I am not dead, motherfuckers", I'm getting tired of having to revert it. Warhorus 06:56, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Mrs. Taylor.[edit]

The article is quite candid about Scarlett's beneficial effect on Cory's life in general. I was acquainted with her for a while in the previous century and can affirm that she is indeed a class act. they aint together no more —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.21.151.234 (talk) 09:32, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Mask[edit]

In a recent interview he was asked whether his masks were inspired by leatherface and he answered NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! he said his masks were in fact inspired by dead clowns!

Could you tell us where this interview is? I would really love to see it. Sounds like it would be a great source for the "Masks" section.Warhorus 12:59, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Bassist/guitarist my a**![edit]

what evidence is there to suggest he has ever played bass or guitar on any recordings except in stone sour where he did a minute guitar part. Josh and Jim are amazing guitarists and have no need for a third! Where has he ever played bass. it makes me furious as i'm sure it does to all true maggots when people just write rubbish about a legend like corey!!! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Meyouthemi (talkcontribs) 16:41, 31 March 2007 (UTC). 1st: Why get so angry over something so stupid?
2nd: How is listing that a person knows how to play guitar or bass on top of singing an insult? It shows versatility. What's wrong with that?
3rd: I have seen the man live playing guitar. Is that evidence enough? Feral Mind (talk) 01:57, 16 April 2008 (UTC) I just had to say that it is widely noted that Corey has played guitar on many tracks for stone sour, not sure on how many he has done with slipknot, but he is known for playing accustic on plenty tracks, much more than a minute. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.34.150.71 (talk) 20:38, 4 September 2008 (UTC) He plays acoustic guitar for his solo performances...look it up on youtube.

The page in general[edit]

This page has NOTHING on his musical achievements. There is definately room for improvement. Could I suggest 2 new sections, one each for his two bands. Also in the "Battles with alcoholism" section, I think there could be some information on how his alcoholism has affected Slipknots music (performances and production) and members. As for "Meeting his father" I think there should be some refferences to what he said in his interview on Voliminal, about how much it pissed him off not knowing who he was and stuff... I also think we could add some pictures of the masks he has used for each album and the state of his S/T mask. Just a few ideas..... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Death.by.maggots (talkcontribs) 10:37, 25 April 2007 (UTC).

I welcome you to add whatever you feel would improve the article, just keep in mind that anything that you add needs to be sources. Especially since Taylor is a living person (and not a fan of wikipedia), WP:BLP needs to be kept in mind. As for sections on each of his bands, they each have their own pages, so it would be redundant to repeat the information here. This is an article on Corey Taylor, not Slipknot or Stone Sour. Warhorus 17:57, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Agreed, this page really sucks, it seems to be more of a place for his alcaholism then his biography. Needs major editing Warrush 04:24, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Differences between Slipknot and Stone Sour[edit]

I recently removed the section "Differences between Slipknot and Stone Sour", because it had no sources whatsoever. If anyone would like to rewrite the section again, here are some sources: [1] [2]Sebi ~ 21:47, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Trivia section[edit]

At the moment, there have been no sources for any of the content in the Trivia section. The tag at the top of the page clearly states: "Any material not supported by sources may be challenged and removed at any time." Sources should be found soon, or the trivia section will be removed entirely. –Sebi ~ 22:17, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

The tag placed at the top of this page also states "Controversial material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately". –Sebi ~ 22:19, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Removing sections[edit]

Just about the whole article has been copied from this source. I have removed the sections "Battles with alcoholism", "meeting his father" and "Trivia". Please do not add these sections back into the article without appropriately rewording them into your own words, and sourcing them with different reliable sources from the link above. +spebi ~ 05:51, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Total revamp of the article[edit]

I have revamped the article to a considerable standard, I have been working on it for a few days in a user subpage of mine. Feel free to add to the article now, but please, make sure everything you add is backed up by reliable sources (e.g. news articles, etc). People actually read some of these unknown articles and if you add unreliable complete rubbish information to the article, it will be hugely misleading. Thanks, +spebi ~ 10:07, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

9?[edit]

Doesn't Slipknot have 8 members, not 9? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 76.171.147.166 (talkcontribs)blp=yes.

Each band member has a number from #0 to #8 in order from when they joined. They have 9 members, but the numbering only goes up to 8. (spebi · talk) 22:05, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

that's true at some level, they are in fact numbered from #0 to #8 but this is not according to when they joined, the last one to joins Slipknot was Jim and he is #4, and the first to join were Paul and Clown, #2 and #6 respectively. I don't have a source but I know each chose their # randomly without any of them chosing the same number. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 201.225.252.34 (talk) 16:54, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

9[edit]

There are nine slipknot members the way it goes from 0-8 means there is nine, however if it was 1-8 THEN there would be eight. For example...

0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8 

(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)

Corey and Scarlett[edit]

"[[Corey is divorced to his long-time wife and mother to his three children, Scarlett[9]"]]

Corey and Scarlett only had 1 child together. That was Griffin. Scarlett has a daughter from a previous relationship and Corey has a daughter from a previous relationship. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.63.22.199 (talk) 13:22, 8 September 2007 (UTC)


http://teledyski.onet.pl/0,5132520,0,1,teledyski.html Her name is Angie. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.96.32.168 (talk) 20:02, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Atheist[edit]

I had read that he claimed that he is an Atheist. Does anyone want to add this???? gravediggerfuneral —Preceding comment was added at 03:27, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Personal Life (Drinking)[edit]

The section of Corey's personal life isn't up to date. Corey does drink now, but more socially. Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHCxavq4grA 06:01, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Apocalyptica song[edit]

Corey did the vocals on an Apocalyptica song called I'm Not Jesus. Should this be mentioned here? Tom walker (talk) 07:25, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

It's already listed in the discography section. REZTER TALK ø 14:16, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

And is now got his new album out —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.43.64.68 (talk) 09:35, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Sex shop?[edit]

Are there ANY sources proving that Corey worked at a sex shop before joining Slipknot? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.45.121.108 (talk) 01:47, 20 October 2008 (UTC)


Ooops, forgot to sign =( 72.45.121.108 (talk) 01:51, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

I know for a fact it's mentioned in one of the books I have at my parents house, so I can confirm that he worked at a porn/sex place but I couldn't give you the information you would need to make a citation as I am living away from home. REZTER TALK ø 11:04, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Ok, But if you can get the information somewhere, please add the information, as I probably won't have enough time to do it myself do to school/job/military. 72.45.121.108 (talk) 21:14, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Corey did work there. It is on the south side of DSM on Army Post RD. Although the place has now changed it's name to Romantix. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.201.51.167 (talk) 20:10, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Arnopp, Jason (2001), Slipknot: Inside the Sickness, Behind the Masks, Ebury, p. 71, ISBN 0091879337 

Neck[edit]

Is his neck huge because of his singing/screaming or headbanging? 72.45.121.108 (talk) 16:22, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Who cares? This is not an encylopedic point. REZTER TALK ø 16:57, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

I do =(, but I get your point. I will cease all useless questions. 72.45.121.108 (talk) 01:06, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

I would support the idea of mentioning his neck somewhere in the article. I have no clue how/what caused his neck to be abnormally large, but it is a definitive characteristic of Corey, and probably the first thing you'd notice when seeing him. Sids wikipedia mentions his extra appendages (which are now removed) so I don't see why Coreys neck is not an encyclopedic point. --66.82.9.59 (talk) 20:44, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

I'm not sure why it's thick either...but it's pretty sexy. Maybe it has something to do with his muscularity or what he does to work out. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.229.180.76 (talk) 16:32, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

2 Things.[edit]

1. On the SlipKnoT band page, there is monumental vandalism. If you don't believe me, then Here and look at the bottom section of the page.

ummmm, why are we talking about the guys neck? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.219.108.204 (talk) 23:07, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

2 Things.[edit]

1. On the SlipKnoT band page, there is monumental vandalism. If you don't believe me, then Here and look at the bottom section of the page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.68.33.29 (talk) 17:20, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

the demo[edit]

(sic) is listed here as being part of the demo.... it wasnt..... why is it listed

sorry forgot to signMastermarth (talk) 00:42, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Main image[edit]

As Taylor is a member of multiple bands, and has provided guest vocals for inumerable other artists can we not have a photo of him unmasked as the main image? 86.170.172.12 (talk) 08:55, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

I've changed the main image to one more representative of Taylor. Jake Corey (talk) 11:39, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
First of all, there was no consensus discussed or reached on this matter. And I am of the opinion that we should use the highest quality picture in composition and clarity for the article wether he is wearing a mask or not. Secondly, Jake Corey, the image you uploaded can not be used per fair-use rational. It is a copyrighted image and Wikipedia may only use them if you have proper use of a fair-use rational. Image uploading to Wikipedia has a lot of guidelines and I suggest you read them thoroughly and understand them clearly before uploading any more images. There are a bunch of free images we are permitted to use without fair-use rational over at Wiki-commons, here. REZTER TALK ø 12:02, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
I don't care. Jake Corey (talk) 12:49, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
What issues need to be adressed with the promo? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.158.105.58 (talk) 18:44, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
Where is it from? Who owns the copyright? Off2riorob (talk) 20:16, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
There is also the guideline that, according to Wikipedia:NFC#UULP, unacceptable non-free images include pictures "of people still alive ... provided that taking a new free picture as a replacement (which is almost always considered possible) would serve the same encyclopedic purpose as the non-free image. This includes non-free promotional images." Since Taylor is alive and remains active in his chosen career, this would mean any non-free image would likely be unfit for use in this article. --Ibn (talk) 20:53, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
Agreed, any non free image would likely be unfit for use in this BLP, well expressed Ibbn. 21:04, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Page revision[edit]

Please fix this page as it is a mess. TreyMarsh20 (talk) 22:49, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

PHOTO???[edit]

I think there should be a photo that is split and shows him with and without his mask. 119.12.217.140 (talk) 16:26, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

As soon as there is a free image, I'll gladly put the picture on the page. Right now, all I can find are non-free images, which are copyrighted. CrowzRSA 16:46, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Corey Taylor/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Wizardman Operation Big Bear 15:09, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay on the review. First, I went through the images, and checked on the three non-free ones. I'm actually not seeing a reason to keep any of them. Why is a pic of his house needed? Why are either of the two audio clips needed in his article? For bios I generally shy away from any audio clips unless they show something particularly important. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 15:09, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Well for the house, the purpose is to show how he depicts his old house. That most likely gives a better view of what it actually looked like, compared to what he says about it. The music samples explain the difference between his projects Slipknot (band) and Stone Sour, one obviously being softer than the other. CrowzRSA 19:43, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
Makes sense, though I feel that the change in style can be explained in the prose, and as such the audio clips would not be needed. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 19:22, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
So you are implying I remove both audio samples and explain something about the house in the prose.?... CrowzRSA 23:27, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
Mostly, yes. The differences in musical styles can be adequately explained without the audio. The house picture and prose is fine for now at least. (I'll finally do a full review and read through tomorrow so I can answer that fully then; sorry for the delay so far, the backlog at GAN compeletely burned me out) Wizardman Operation Big Bear 03:33, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

I'll do this in sections per the burnout above so i don't overwhelm myself. Article's not too long at least.

  • Lead:
    • "Taylor had dealt with alcohol abuse and attempted suicide" That and can be removed since there's one later in the sentence.
Done
    • "In Slipknot, many of his lyrics contain explicit content." Doesn't seem necessary for the lead. Instead, replace with perhaps some additional band stuff since not much is in the lead.
Done
  • Personal life:
    • "When Taylor was eighteen, he left his grandmother's trailer and went to various places, Des Moines, being a place he commonly went back to" last comma not needed, unless there's a phrase missing or something.
Done
    • "On November 14, 2003, Taylor attempted to jump off a balcony of the eighth floor of the Hyatt on Sunset Boulevard. This was when Scarlett stopped him." Can be combined into one sentence.
Done
    • "K! Services to Metal award on behalf of Paul Gray who died." How did he die? Maybe not entirely relevant but it's better than just stopping there.
Done
  • Music career:
    • "leaving the electric guitar position open." So, did they make their first album(s) without an electric guitar? That's what it sounds like as written, if not reword.
Done — reworded
    • "Both Taylor and guitarist Jim Root contacted both Josh Rand, Stone Sour's guitarist," second both not needed
Done
    • "approached him asking him to join." asking him to join Slipknot.
Done
    • "received a 2× Platinum" went 2x platinum
Done
  • Discography and other sections:
    • No problems here
  • Misc:
    • I wouldn't use IMDb as a reliable source for biographical info, since that stuff is user-created. (filmographies etc. would be fine but that's not relevant in this case)
I removed the one source that was about him solely, but are the ones verifying stuff in the discography and filmography sections fine?
Those are fine, yes. Wizardman Operation Big Bear
    • The following sources are not reliable and should be replaced: NNDB (#13)
Done
    • The following sources are bare URLs and need publishers, dates, etc. added: wedding (#16), welsh music (#128, needs date/accessdate)
Done

This is now everything that I've found. I'll place the article on hold and can finally pass this when this is all addressed. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 18:29, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Not sure what this line means:[edit]

"Taylor first met his father on March 28, 2005, and the two have developed a strong relationship. He currently has a wife, an ex-wife, and two children. By the release of Stone Sour's Come What(ever) May, he was non-indulgent." Indulgent means yielding to the wishes of someone, and even with the previous sentence used to (hopefully) promote some type of context for this word choice, I still have no idea what "He was non-indulgent" means. Also, in most Wikipedia articles, if a person is married, divorced, has children, etc, it would read: "Taylor was married to (name) on (date). They divorced in (date). He was remarried in (date)to (name). Taylor has two children by (name); (name) and (name)." Without citing any names or sources, this seems like heresay.

99.194.42.158 (talk) 22:32, 18 August 2010 (UTC)Traci.

Dead external links to Allmusic website – January 2011[edit]

Since Allmusic have changed the syntax of their URLs, 1 link(s) used in the article do not work anymore and can't be migrated automatically. Please use the search option on http://www.allmusic.com to find the new location of the linked Allmusic article(s) and fix the link(s) accordingly, prefereably by using the {{Allmusic}} template. If a new location cannot be found, the link(s) should be removed. This applies to the following external links:

--CactusBot (talk) 17:50, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Photo[edit]

It has been rumored that Slipknot will split up after this tour and Corey has been more active in Stone Sour recently, I think we should update his picture with a non-mask version, it would be more fitting to her current career state. That's just me though... Pat 61 (talk) 04:44, 8 May 2011 (UTC)