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==Masks==
 
==Masks==
During his first appearance with Slipknot, Corey Taylor didn't wear any mask. Instead, he wore make-up and is sometimes said to dress up as a priest onstage. During the [[Slipknot (album)|self-titled]] era Taylor wore two masks; one in 1998, which was white and had holes in it. His real dreadlocks stuck out from the holes. The second, worn from 1999-2000, is darker in color. During Slipknot's ''[[Iowa]]'' era he had the same mask, except it was a more professional design. He removed his hair from dreadlocks and ponytailed his hair under the mask; subsequently, he taped the dreadlocks onto the mask. His eyes and mouth were now more visible as well. During the ''[[Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)|Vol. 3]]'' era Corey Taylor wore two different masks. One was slime green and had stitches down the middle, with the mouth being smashed to the right. The other was almost a brownish-red color. After the unveiling of the ''[[All Hope Is Gone]]'' masks, Corey Taylor wore and continues to wear three masks: the first with green and one eye-hole being round; the second being a target and lacking the green-coloring near the mouth; the third is nearly identical to the first two, but it is almost entirely white with only subtle gray decorations located around the headline.
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During his first appearance with Slipknot, Corey Taylor didn't wear a mask. Instead, he wore make-up and is sometimes said to dress up as a priest onstage. During the [[Slipknot (album)|self-titled]] era Taylor wore two masks; one in 1998, which was white and had holes in it. His real dreadlocks stuck out from the holes. The second, worn from 1999-2000, is darker in color. During Slipknot's ''[[Iowa]]'' era he had the same mask, except it was a more professional design. He removed his hair from dreadlocks and ponytailed his hair under the mask; subsequently, he taped the dreadlocks onto the mask. His eyes and mouth were now more visible as well. During the ''[[Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)|Vol. 3]]'' era Corey Taylor wore two different masks. One was slime green and had stitches down the middle, with the mouth being smashed to the right. The other was almost a brownish-red color. After the unveiling of the ''[[All Hope Is Gone]]'' masks, Corey Taylor wore and continues to wear three masks: the first with green and one eye-hole being round; the second being a target and lacking the green-coloring near the mouth; the third is nearly identical to the first two, but it is almost entirely white with only subtle gray decorations located around the headline.
 
==Personal==
 
Taylor grew up not knowing his father until 2006 at the age of 32; they've developed a strong relationship since then. Corey is divorced from his longtime wife Scarlett, of whom he has several tattoos. Corey also has three children: Griffin, Aravis, and Angeline. Over the years, Corey has kept a strong relationship with all of his other family members, including first cousin Kurt Dyrwal, who is said to be one of very few of the Taylor family that does not reside in Waterloo or Des Moines, IA.
 
 
In an interview with Fitz Madrid from 98 KUPD in Phoenix, Arizona, Taylor stated that "he loves to read" and thinks people need to do it more. Taylor said in that interview that he thoroughly enjoyed the movie "Witchboard" but that he doesn't like Wikipedia. A self-confessed car fanatic, Taylor said he currently owns a [[Range Rover|Range Rover "L322"]]. He also said he believes that everyone is gay once in his life, especially in college.
 
   
 
==Filmography==
 
==Filmography==

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Corey Taylor
Corey Taylor at Mayhem.jpg
Corey Taylor performing with his band Slipknot at the Mayhem Festival in 2008.
Background information
Birth name Corey Todd Taylor
Also known as
  1. 8, Faith, The Great Big Mouth
Genres Alternative metal, heavy metal, hard rock, nu metal, post-grunge
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1992–present
Labels Roadrunner, Great Big Mouth, Nuclear Blast
Associated acts Slipknot, Stone Sour, Apocalyptica, Walls of Jericho, Audacious P, Dum Fux, Soulfly, Anthrax
Website (External links)

Corey Todd Taylor (born December 8, 1973), also known by his number #8, is an American musician best known as the lead vocalist of Slipknot as well as his side band Stone Sour.

Solo career

In an interview with Billboard.com, Corey confirmed on January 13, 2009, that he is planning on making a solo album as well as returning to Stone Sour after the more popular Slipknot's 2009 touring cycle. "I know I have this album that I need to make," Taylor told Billboard.com. "And I'm the kind of guy that if I can't get that done then it's going to hold me back from all this other stuff I want to do. I just know I've got to make it or I can't branch out."[1] Additionally, he stated during a broadcast of Loveline that he had met with Stone Sour and was planning to be in the studio in the early quarter of 2010.

Corey added that he has been writing songs for a while that don't fit either band. He describes it as a cross between Foo Fighters, Johnny Cash, and Social Distortion, saying that there's "a Country background that comes built-in with living in Iowa". However, Corey promises that there will still be many upbeat rock songs as well.

On the 30th of March, 2009, it was confirmed that Corey Taylor and the junk beer kidnap band will be playing at Rockfest 2009. This is Corey's first official solo show.

He was ranked 86 in the Hit Parade's Top 100 Metal Vocalist of All Time.[2]

Masks

During his first appearance with Slipknot, Corey Taylor didn't wear a mask. Instead, he wore make-up and is sometimes said to dress up as a priest onstage. During the self-titled era Taylor wore two masks; one in 1998, which was white and had holes in it. His real dreadlocks stuck out from the holes. The second, worn from 1999-2000, is darker in color. During Slipknot's Iowa era he had the same mask, except it was a more professional design. He removed his hair from dreadlocks and ponytailed his hair under the mask; subsequently, he taped the dreadlocks onto the mask. His eyes and mouth were now more visible as well. During the Vol. 3 era Corey Taylor wore two different masks. One was slime green and had stitches down the middle, with the mouth being smashed to the right. The other was almost a brownish-red color. After the unveiling of the All Hope Is Gone masks, Corey Taylor wore and continues to wear three masks: the first with green and one eye-hole being round; the second being a target and lacking the green-coloring near the mouth; the third is nearly identical to the first two, but it is almost entirely white with only subtle gray decorations located around the headline.

Filmography

References

External links

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